Sinéad Jennings: ‘For me it’s been such a long road, and about never giving up.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Sinéad Jennings is the kind of woman you want to be when you grow up. The Donegal woman is a mother of three children, a doctor and will be representi(...)

Paul O’Donovan, who intends to compete in the lightweight single sculls at the World Championships. Photograph: Kaspars Puspurs.

The Ireland trials this weekend give junior and under-23 crews a chance to stake their claim for World Championship places. A number of crews impress(...)

Gary and Paul O’Donovan  celebrate victory in the men’s lightweight double scull  win at the European Rowing Championships. Photo: Soren Stache/EPA

Paul and Gary O’Donovan started their season by taking silver at the first World Cup Regatta in Varese in Italy; they will begin their campaign in th(...)

Sanita Puspure on her way to a second placed finish during the women’s Single Sculls Final race at the Rowing Olympic Qualification on Lake Rotsee in Lucerne. Photo: EPA

Ireland’s tally of rowing crews for Rio notched up to three as Sanita Puspure produced a confident performance to take second place in the single scul(...)

Gary (left) and Paul O’Donovan of Ireland celebrate winning the final of the men’s lightweight double scull competition at the European Rowing Championships in Brandenburg last weekend. Photograph: EPA.

Beautiful Day by U2 played out at the European Championships after Ireland’s second medal of the day on Sunday. It suited the Ireland mood, if not th(...)

Ireland’s Gary  and Paul O’Donovan celebrate winning the final of the men’s lightweight double scull competition at the European Rowing Championships on Beetzsee Lake in Brandenburg. Photograph: Soeren Stache/EPA

An Ireland crew are European rowing champions. The O’Donovan brothers, Paul and Gary, continued their startling rise in Olympic year by taking on and (...)

Sanita Puspure moved away from the rest from half way to win her heat in the single sculls in Brandenburg. Photograph: Getty Images

Two wins and a second place in heats of Olympic-class events made for a very satisfactory start to the European Championships for the Ireland team in (...)

Electric Ireland’s head of marketing Lisa Browne (left), pictured with Katie Taylor, Paul McGinley and group sponsorship  and activation manager Edel McCarthy. Photograph: Anthony Woods

Electric Ireland’s sponsorship activity for the Rio Olympics will go beyond physical fitness to highlight the “innate mental strength” required to be (...)

Ireland’s lightweight women’s double of Sinéad Jennings and Claire Lambe. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan

Ireland have an excellent chance of taking a medal or medals at the European Championships in Brandenburg in Germany this weekend. Paul and Gary O’(...)

Sinead Jennings and Claire Lambe: The official Fisa preview lists the pair among the ones to watch, and they have been seeded fifth. Photograph: Inpho

For the first time in eight years, Ireland boats start an international season already qualified for the Olympic Games. For the 2008 series just one b(...)

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