Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll celebrate victory in the lightweight pairs at the World Rowing Championships in Sarasota, Florida. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

They were one of the sports stories of the year. Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll came from fourth in the world in 2016 to winning three World Cup (...)

Antonio Maurogiovanni: “I want to have everyone on more or less the same page.”

The new Ireland high-performance director is unlike his predecessors. The striking difference is his attitude to coach and athlete education; Antonio (...)

Gary O’Donovan  and Paul O’Donovan: the two set the same time for 6km as a heavyweight four created from Shandon and St Michael’s rowers

The lightweight double scull of Paul and Gary O’Donovan was the joint fastest crew on the second day of the Ireland Trial at the National Rowing Centr(...)

The O’Donovan brothers are set for a spell competing and training in New Zealand and Australia. Photograph: Srdjan Stevanovic/Inpho

Paul O’Donovan loves competition. On Saturday the Skibbereen man outpaced the best the country could offer at the Ireland trial, and then confirmed th(...)

 Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll: they  won a World Championship gold in Sarasota,  Florida, six weeks ago. Photograph:  EPA

Florida, Boston, Áras an Uachtaráin and the heart of London. Rowing may not quite be in the league of motor racing and private jets, but some of the t(...)

The Head of the Charles Regatta  in Boston, Massachusetts:    Paul   and Gary O’Donovan came very close to winning the Championship Doubles at the event. Photograph: Maddie Meyer/Getty

Ireland’s top rowers had a very successful run at the enormous Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston. Sanita Puspure was part of the Great8 of top wom(...)

Paul And Gary O’Donovan team up again to compete in the men’s championship doubles in Boston, along with their friends and rivals Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It is huge sporting occasion, with 11,000 competitors and tens of thousands of spectators. The Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston this Saturday and(...)

After leading Dublin to a third All-Ireland title in succession, Jim Gavin has been named the Philips Lighting Manager of the Month for September. De(...)

Paul O’Donovan: the World Championship gold medalist faces a busy programme in the coming weeks.  Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

The glorious images of Florida, with four World Championship finalists and two gold medals, may linger in Irish minds, but for top Irish rowers the fo(...)

Paul O’Donovan is lifted into the air after winning gold in the men’s singles scull at the World Rowing Championships in Florida. Photo: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

The two gold medals won by Ireland at the World Rowing Championships lifted the heart of rowing people and swept memories back to Lucerne in 2001. At (...)

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