Morten Espersen:  the high performance director  led Ireland to its first Olympic medal – at Rio 2016.

The advertisement for a new high performance director for Irish rowing has just gone up and there will be big interest in who the successful man or w(...)

Atlantic rower Gavan Hennigan after he set an Irish record for a solo Atlantic ocean row. Photograph: Ben Duffy/PA Wire

The Rowing Ireland board meeting on Sunday was never going to be dull. Discussion of the proper way to vote in the Olympic Council elections guarante(...)

Brothers Gary (bow) and Paul O’Donovan winning an Olympic medal was the highlight of Irish rowing in 2016. Photograph: Getty Images.

The team of the year are rowers, the videos have gone viral and pull like a dog is the catchphrase of the day. Rowing in Ireland is coming to the end(...)

Ireland high-performance director Morten Espersen.

Irish rowing successes have made a splash outside the country. The new coaching roles advertised by Rowing Ireland have drawn applicants from far and(...)

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(...)

Denise Walsh won a trial to qualify for European Rowing Championships next weekend.

Ireland will send a team of just eight athletes to the European Rowing Championships next weekend. The two Olympic lightweight doubles will be joined(...)

Sinead Jennings and Claire Lambe: The official Fisa preview lists the pair among the ones to watch, and they have been seeded fifth. Photograph: Inpho

For the first time in eight years, Ireland boats start an international season already qualified for the Olympic Games. For the 2008 series just one b(...)

Morten Espersen, the Ireland high-performance director, has made a passionate plea to clubs to postpone the Irish Championships next year until after (...)

Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll competing at the 2015 World Rowing Cup III  in Lucerne. Photograph:  Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images

Radical proposals to reshape Irish rowing were discussed at a meeting prior to the agm of Rowing Ireland in Dublin. Some clubs are opposed to changes (...)

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure made the single sculler A Final at the European Championships in Poznan. Photograph by Nick Bradshaw.

The European Championships proved that Ireland’s top boats are not far from the very top. Three boats – the women’s and men’s lightweight double and (...)

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