Ireland’s Gary O’Donovan and Paul O’Donovan: the  Olympic silver medallists could be crowned World Cup series winners at Lucerne in two weeks’ time. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There has never been a time like this in Irish rowing. In three international regattas this season Ireland crews have amassed seven medals – three (...)

Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan after winning gold:  “We did it, we beat the Brits, what did I tell ye, said Mark afterwards. Photograph: Martin Divisek/EPA

There was even a spell in the morning when Skibbereen was topping the European Championship medal table, holding off the challenge of all of Romania a(...)

Former world champion Sinead Jennings will compete against her sister Catríona tomorrow. Photograph:  Hamish Blair/Getty Images

The wait is over. Over a thousand Irish rowers will discover in the next three days whether all the training and racing through the terrible winter an(...)