World lightweight champion Paul O’Donovan on his way to winning the single sculls at Cork Regatta on Saturday. Photograph: Liam Gorman

Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan showed all their class to take first and second place in the single sculls, but there was a surprise defeat for Mark(...)

It is an ill wind that does not blow some good. Ireland internationals who might have been competing at the World Cup in Austria this weekend will ins(...)

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure dominated her heat of the single sculls in Belgrade. Photograph: Jeremy Lee-Pool/Getty Images

Ireland women’s crews shone on the first day of the World Cup Regatta in Belgrade, with three qualifying directly for the A/B semifinals, and a fourth(...)

Denise Walsh and Margaret Cremen: they will form a  lightweight double at the   World Cup Regatta in Belgrade

Ireland will send four women’s crews and two men’s crews to the World Cup Regatta in Belgrade (June 1st-3rd). All six are in Olympic-class events. S(...)

Sanita Puspure secured her place in Ireland side at the trial at the National Rowing Centre. Photograph: Inpho

The Ireland team for the first World Cup in Belgrade is set to be announced on Tuesday. The lightweight double of Paul and Gary O’Donovan and single s(...)

Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll  at the Ireland trial on Friday at the National Rowing Centre in Cork

Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan, world champions in the lightweight pair but now campaigning as heavyweights, survived a real test at the Ireland (...)

Ireland’s Gary O’Donovan and Paul O’Donovan: they look set to head up the team for Belgrade. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Just short of 100 of Ireland’s best rowers, from Olympic medallists to teenagers seeking their first Ireland one piece, gather for the Ireland trial a(...)

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(...)

Olympic medallists Gary O’Donovan and Paul O’Donovan were set to compete at the Skibbereen Regatta. Photograph: Inpho

Skibbereen Regatta has been cancelled. The two-day event, which was to be the biggest ever Irish regatta outside the Irish Championships, fell because(...)

 Gary O’Donovan  and Paul O’Donovan: will be available to compete for the home club in Skibbereen Regatta. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

The early season may have been distorted by atrocious weather, but competition comes hard and fast for Irish rowers in the next few weeks. Take Trin(...)

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