Paul and Gary O’Donovan celebrate winning the gold medal at the World Rowing Championships in Bulgaria last year. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

The O’Donovan brothers are an iconic duo. In the mind of the public, inseparable. Gary and Paul are a team, two siblings who get on so well they finis(...)

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure celebrates winning the gold medal at the World Rowing Championships in Bulgaria. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

The year 2018 was brilliant – bring on the 2019 season. The All-Ireland Youth and Open Regatta is just over a week away. The event, on Saturday, Septe(...)

Gary O’Donovan  and Paul O’Donovan. The pair would like to compete at all three World Cups

The president of Rowing Ireland, Eamonn Colclough, stands on the bank of Lough Rinn in the lashing rain, and predicts that Saturday’s big Lough Rynn r(...)

The lightweight pair of Mark O’Donovan  and Shane O’Driscoll will compete at the  World Rowing Championships in Florida. Photograph:  Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images

The Ireland team for the World Rowing Championships has been chosen. The lightweight crews which have campaigned so successfully this season are give(...)

Paul and Gary O’Donovan in action at the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships. Photograph: Stephen Kiely/Just look at the lens Photography

For the throng of youthful spectators it was all about the O’Donovan brothers. Records were set at the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships - the entry a(...)

Gary O’Donovan and Paul O’Donovan  winning the men’s rowing lightweight double sculls heat: they were just .38 of a second ahead of the Italian crew. Photograph: Luca Bruno/AP Photo

The best thing about having two brothers qualifying for an Olympic semi-final in the same boat is hearing them explain exactly what happened: Gary an(...)

Sinéad Jennings and Claire Lambe faced Britain’s Kat Copeland and Charlotte Taylor. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland had a very satisfactory first day in Aiguebelette in France. Three crews qualified for the quarter-finals, with the highlight being a pillar-t(...)

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(...)

Sinead Jennings (above) and Siobhán McCrohan will shoot it out for the seventh berth in European Championships team. Photograph: Getty Images/Inpho

That rarity in Irish international rowing this season has come to pass: all six crews locked in for the European Championships at the end of the mont(...)

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(...)

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