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

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 […]

Rowing World Championship

The men’s lightweight pair of Niall Kenny and Mark O’Donovan were in sixth position off the blocks. In the first start the French who were in the lane beside the Irish got off too early and a false start declared, they fought hard the whole way down the course. In the end the Swiss came in first with the French three […]

World Rowing Championships Amsterdam

Two challenging races have taken place so far for our crews at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam. In the A semi-final of the women’s pair Leonora Kennedy and Lisa Dilleen were in third place off the blocks with USA in first and Australia second. By 1000m they were holding their fourth place and kept the pressure […]

World Rowing Championships

The first day of the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam got off to a great start for the Irish crews at the newly developed Bosbaan Course. With a team of 14 athletes Ireland are out to prove that they are more than capable of securing medals and top placings. The weather picked up from yesterdays […]
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