Shane O Driscoll

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Paul O’Donovan expects it to be very competitive to get a seat in the lightweight double sculls boat for the Tokyo Olympics. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

His dark brown hair stretches down over his shoulders, his face unshaven for weeks it seems, and it’s been almost a year and a half since he last rowe(...)

Young rowers from Skibbereen Rowing Club undertake a training session on the River Ilen at the end of a day of sunshine in West Cork. Photograph: Andy Gibson

Not long ago rower Tim Harnedy sat down to lunch with brothers Paul and Gary O’Donovan. Paul had just completed a 50km session on the River Ilen, whic(...)

Paddy Barnes leads Team Ireland out at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympics. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

With the golfers to be added, the boxing team to resume their qualification process, judo and badminton to ratify names, swimmers to swim and the rugb(...)

Paul and Gary O’Donovan pictured at  Skibbereen Rowing Club in west Cork. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

“We thought, ‘God Almighty, we went away there for one rowing session, now the whole thing is gone’,” says Gary, recalling the moment he heard the Oly(...)

Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy won lightweight double gold during August at the World Rowing Championships in  Ottensheim, Austria. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

The first event of the season, the Irish Indoor Rowing Championships, has an entry packed with Olympic hopefuls. Some could also represent Ireland at(...)

The next five months in the run-up to the pre-selection trial at the end of March, will decide, for the most part, who is going to Tokyo and who is not. Photograph:  Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Castleconnell Head of the River continues to grow. Saturday’s event, with an entry of 500 crews from around the country makes the claim to be the big(...)

  Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll celebrate winning gold at the 2017 World Rowing Championships, in Florida. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

The Cork and Dublin sculling ladders at the Marina and Islandbridge respectively will draw big entries. Cork offers competition for coxless pairs for (...)

Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan missed out on the top two in Austria. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Gary O’Donovan got his challenge back on track at the World Rowing Championships at Linz in Austria. The Skibbereen man, who had faltered in the heat (...)

Aifric Keogh has been is entered in the bow seat of a women’s four in the Ireland squad for the World Rowing Championships. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland’s finalised team for the World Rowing Championships will consist of 11 crews. The strong core of the team, built around single sculler Sanita(...)

Skibbereen District Court.

A woman whose husband told her that he had fathered a child after an affair some years previously has received a six-month suspended sentence after sh(...)

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