Mark O Donovan

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Young rowers from Skibbereen Rowing Club undertake a training session on the River Ilen at the end of a day of sunshine in West Cork. Photograph: Andy Gibson

Not long ago rower Tim Harnedy sat down to lunch with brothers Paul and Gary O’Donovan. Paul had just completed a 50km session on the River Ilen, whic(...)

Philip Doyle  after setting a new Irish record on the ergometer for 2,000 metres at the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships in Limerick. Photograph: Liam Gorman

The Ireland team’s programme for this Olympic year will be hectic: there is no place for the European Championships. Yesterday, a forecast of troubl(...)

Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy won lightweight double gold during August at the World Rowing Championships in  Ottensheim, Austria. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

The first event of the season, the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships, has an entry packed with Olympic hopefuls. Some could also represent Ireland at(...)

Sionna Healy: “The water is coming from every direction. There’s no sea swell, no flow to it. It’s choppy”

Arklow woman Sionna Healy sat looking down on Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong on Thursday and got ready to take on the “funniest stretch of water I’ve e(...)

Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan missed out on the top two in Austria. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Gary O’Donovan got his challenge back on track at the World Rowing Championships at Linz in Austria. The Skibbereen man, who had faltered in the heat (...)

Aifric Keogh has been is entered in the bow seat of a women’s four in the Ireland squad for the World Rowing Championships. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland’s finalised team for the World Rowing Championships will consist of 11 crews. The strong core of the team, built around single sculler Sanita(...)

Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy  cross the line to win the Ireland trial. Photograph: Liam Gorman

Rowing might be unique in Irish sport in having two teams that are reigning world champions. And on Friday Ireland go into the final World Cup in Rott(...)

Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan: got their first Henley campaign off to a winning start. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Three wins in quick succession set up a promising weekend for Ireland at Henley Royal Regatta. The most remarkable performance came in the Thames Cu(...)

The O’Donovan brothers, Paul and Gary, have competed together in this boat, once both were available, since 2015. Phootgraph: Inpho

Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy will form a new lightweight double for the final World Cup Regatta in Rotterdam from July 12th to 14th. The O’Donov(...)

Ireland crews will be in action at  Henley Royal Regatta. Photograph:  Harry Engels/Getty Images

Women’s crews take pride of place this weekend. Ireland’s all-female team have it all to do at the World Cup Regatta in Poznan, Poland, while Henley W(...)

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