Sanita Puspure after finishing fourth at the World Championships. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Sanita Puspure is a two-time Olympian and has medals from the European Championships and World Cup regattas. She had what looked like her best ever c(...)

Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll claimed their fourth gold medal of the season by winning the lightweight pair at the World Cup in Lucerne. Photograph: Srdjan Stevanovic/Inpho

Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan won the A Final of the lightweight pair at the World Cup in Lucerne to take their fourth consecutive gold medal th(...)

Ireland’s Gary O’Donovan and Paul O’Donovan in action at the Rio Olympics in 2016. Photograph: Inpho

Paul and Gary O’Donovan take to the water in Lucerne in Switzerland this weekend as World Cup leaders. If they win in this final regatta of the series(...)

Ireland’s Gary  and Paul O’Donovan had to settle for fourth in Belgrade. Photograph: Srdjan Stevanovic/Inpho

It was a bracing introduction to the new Olympic cycle for Paul and Gary O’Donovan. On a day of gold and silver for Ireland in other boats, the silver(...)

Polish-born Monika Dukarska will assess her participation with the Irish high-performance programme. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

What may have been the busiest ever October for Irish rowers – the new Irish Open elegantly finding a place in the programme of international and loc(...)

Monika Dukarska finished   over 26 seconds ahead of Greek international Alexandra Tsiavou to win women’s solo at the World Coastal Rowing Championships in Monaco. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The great year for Irish rowing continues. Monika Dukarska of Killorglin won the women’s solo at the World Coastal Rowing Championships in Monaco, and(...)

Monika Dukarska will be aiming for gold this weekend at the World Coastal Rowing Championships in Monaco. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Top Ireland internationals will compete in big events in Boston and Monaco this weekend, while October continues to be a busy month on and off the wa(...)

Ireland’s Paul and Gary O’Donovan celebrate winning a silver medal in the men’s lightweight double sculls at the Rio Olympics. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

If you want to become excellent, be around excellence. Olympic medallists Paul and Gary O’Donovan and double Olympian Sanita Puspure are the headline(...)

Ireland’s Gary  and Paul O’Donovan celebrate winning the final of the men’s lightweight double scull competition at the European Rowing Championships on Beetzsee Lake in Brandenburg. Photograph: Soeren Stache/EPA

An Ireland crew are European rowing champions. The O’Donovan brothers, Paul and Gary, continued their startling rise in Olympic year by taking on and (...)

Sanita Puspure moved away from the rest from half way to win her heat in the single sculls in Brandenburg. Photograph: Getty Images

Two wins and a second place in heats of Olympic-class events made for a very satisfactory start to the European Championships for the Ireland team in (...)