Introduction to Rowing

A sport involving 14 different classes of boat and between one and eight rowers. Rowing requires athletes with incredible upper body strength and a commitment to the sport from an early age in order to develop the correct physical shape and muscle definition. For contact details of Irish Amateur Rowing Union please click on Full story

Rowing qualify two boats for Rio

Congratulations to Rowing Ireland who qualified two boats for Rio at the World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette, France. Paul & Gary O’ Donovan showed great character in an extremely tough race to narrowly edge out Greece in the lightweight men’s double sculls and claim the all-important fifth position as they crossed the line. Sinead Jennings […]

Irish Rowers competing for Rio qualification

Sanita Puspure finished fifth this morning in the women’s singles semi-final and will go in the B final on Sunday at the World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette, France. Sanita requires a top-three place in the final to qualify for Rio 2016. The men’s and women’s lightweight double sculls compete tomorrow in their B finals, and a […]

Three Irish Boats in World Semi Finals

Congratulations to Irish Rowing crews who have qualified for their respective semi finals at the World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette, France. Semi Final line ups are available below and more details can be found on the competition website The goal in the semi final will be to qualify for Rio by  making the top […]

Irish Rowing Team quarter-final places

Ireland had a very satisfactory first day in Aiguebelette in France. Three crews qualified for the quarter-finals, with the highlight being a pillar-to-post win for the lightweight women’s double of Sinéad Jennings and Claire Lambe. Competing together at only their second major event, they faced Britain’s Kat Copeland and Charlotte Taylor, who set the world’s […]

World Championship Rowing

The World Rowing Championships begin on Sunday, August 30th and a record 1,300 athletes from 77 countries will compete at Aiguebelette. The International Federation have increased female participation by extending the Olympic qualification mark at Aiguebelette from nine to 11 boats in, among others, the women’s double and lightweight double which will be welcomed by Irish Rowing especially […]

Irish Rowing Team for World Championships

Performance Director Morten Esperson has named a large team for the World Rowing Championships this year. Irish crews will compete in Aiguebelette in France from August 30th to September 6th, four in boats that can book places for the Olympic Games next year. The women’s double of Lisa Dilleen and Helen Hannigan, the lightweight double of Sinéad Jennings and […]

Rowing Ireland Training Camp Boost

Rowing Ireland performance director, Morten Espersen said “The Irish Sports Council have approved three overseas camps for the Rowing Ireland international programme for the coming season” There will be two camps in Italy early in the year and one which has yet to be finalised before the World Championships, which are in late August/early September […]

Sanita Puspure wins Head of Charles Regatta in Boston over weekend

22nd October 2014 Sanita Puspure wins Head of Charles Regatta in Boston over weekend   European Rowing Championships 2014 bronze medallist Sanita Puspure traded her sculls for a sweep blade last weekend and took on the world’s fastest eight at The Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, Massachusetts. Flying the Irish flag in an […]

Rio Scholarships Announced

The Olympic Council of Ireland, in association with the IOC’s Olympic Solidarity programme, has announced scholarship support worth over €100,000 to help selected Irish athletes prepare for the Rio Olympic Games. Eight athletes in seven sports will benefit from the scholarship scheme, which will give the nominated athletes a monthly grant towards vital training and […]

Rowing World Championship round-up

Many congratulations to Team Ireland for their excellent performances at the 2014 World Rowing Championships. The final day of the World Rowing Championships, Amsterdam started with the Women’s double scull racing in the B Final at 10:40. The newly formed double of Helen Walshe andMonika Dukarska had only been training together for 6 weeks.  They had a really […]
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