Helen Hannigan

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Members of the O’Tooles and Castleknock teams shake hands after a game during an U10 football tournament in Clontarf. “Girls’ involvement in team sports tends to fall off a cliff ‘right at the time when they would benefit most’.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

“I don’t know how to manage my own anger, frustration and utter gut-wrenching hurt for him when he sobs that he is not good enough,” a concerned paren(...)

Paul O’Donovan (left) and Gary O’Donovan, who will represent Ireland at the Olympic Games in Rio. Photograph: Debbie Heaphy.

Buffeted by winds and holding out against floods, rowing steps out of an important year and into what might be the most important in a decade or more(...)

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure will need to finish in the top three of  Sunday’s B Final at the World Rowing Championship in France   to qualify for the Olympic Games. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure will have a couple of nail-biting days in her bid to qualify for next year’s Olympic Games after she could only finish fifth (...)

Sanita Puspure: says she is “100 per cent confident”  her coach Don McLachlan has judged her programme so that she will peak at Aiguebelette. Photograph: William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho

The world governing body, Fisa, has pushed hard to make rowing a truly universal sport, and the entry for the World Championships, which begin on Sund(...)

Helen Hannigan (left) and Lisa Dilleen will represent Ireland in the double sculls at the World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette in France.

Ireland will send a big team to the World Rowing Championships this year. Eight crews will compete in Aiguebelette in France from August 30th to Septe(...)

Trinity’s senior eight will be represented at the National Rowing Championships this weekend.

If ever there was a man who wanted to be in two places at the one time, that man is Dominic Casey. The compact powerhouse of Irish rowing has been coa(...)

 Sanita Puspure: took fifth in a race won by Olympic champion Mirka Knapkova of the Czech Republic

Three Ireland crews reached A finals in Olympic-class boats, and one came within two tenths of a second of a medal at the European Championships in Po(...)

Sanita Puspure: looks well positioned in her heat to book a place in Sunday’s final. Photograph: William Cherry/Inpho

Sanita Puspure and Sinead Jennings give Ireland two good chances of medals at the European Championships in Poznan, Poland. Of the five other Irelan(...)

The Ireland women’s pair of Leonora Kennedy (left) and Monika Dukarska (right), which won gold in Italy, in training.

Ill winds may have caused the postponement of Skibbereen Regatta (it has be refixed on one day, May 3rd) but the forecast is good for Trinity Regatta(...)

Monika Dukarska is in the Irish team for European Championships next month.

These are busy times for Irish rowing. Neptune regatta, the first of the season, has drawn a big entry, and there are interesting developments in the(...)

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