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 (...)

Sanita Puspure: “With 250 metres to go, I just went for it. I gave it everything I had in the last 20 strokes. If I’d only started two strokes earlier.” Photograph: Chris Carpenter/The Irish Times

She came off the water in London 2012, where she had placed 13th, determined to climb the exalted ranks of the best single scullers in the world. Yest(...)

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