Irish semi-finalists lose out at Henley Royal Regatta

Irish semi-finalists lose out at Henley Royal Regatta

Ireland's three semi-finalists were defeated at Henley Royal Regatta this afternoon.

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World champion O’Donovan exit only Irish blemish

World champion O’Donovan exit only Irish blemish

World champion Gary O’Donovan crashed out of the race for medals on the opening day of the European Championships in Switzerland today.

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Monika Dukarska: ‘I never dreamed I would row on that lake, and especially not for Ireland’

Monika Dukarska: ‘I never dreamed I would row on that lake, and especially not for Ireland’

Monika Dukarska is a member of Ireland’s elite rowing squad and bidding to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the women’s pairs.

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Paul O’Donovan absent for Irish team for European Championships

Paul O’Donovan absent for Irish team for European Championships

Olympic silver-medalist Paul O’Donovan is the standout absentee from the Irish team that will travel to Lucerne for the 2019 European Rowing Championships that will take from 31st May – 2nd June.

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Puspure targeting early qualification for Tokyo

Puspure targeting early qualification for Tokyo

Ireland’s world champion sculler Sanita Puspure demonstrated the age-old funding quandry faced by elite Irish athletes at the announcement of Kinetica’s major new sponsorship of Rowing Ireland yesterday.

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The challenges and comforts of Claire Lambe’s second life

The challenges and comforts of Claire Lambe’s second life

Generations of professional athletes have struggled with the transition from a life in lycra or gaudy nylon to civvies, but a glance at Claire Lambe’s diary would suggest that the former Olympic rower has negotiated it with ease.

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Claire Lambe: Why you should 'Dare to Believe'

Claire Lambe: Why you should 'Dare to Believe'

Olympic rower Claire Lambe retired from her sport last year at the age of 27, following a memorable career at the highest level. She and Sinead Lynch came sixth at the Rio Games, making history by becoming the first Irish women’s crew to make an Olympics final.

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'I was scared I wouldn’t make the start-line': How Sanita Puspure went from the verge of quitting to become a world champion

'I was scared I wouldn’t make the start-line': How Sanita Puspure went from the verge of quitting to become a world champion

There have been so many twists and turns in Sanita Puspure’s life, from the moment she quit rowing in Latvia to when she ruled the world in Bulgaria last summer.

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Dominic Casey named Coach of the Year

Dominic Casey named Coach of the Year

Legendary Ireland rowing coach Dominic Casey has been announced as Coach of the Year by the World Rowing Federation.

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Gary O'Donovan: Dominic Casey deserves world coaching honour

Gary O'Donovan: Dominic Casey deserves world coaching honour

Gary O’Donovan is hoping it will be third time lucky for legendary Skibbereen coach Dominic Casey in this year’s prestigious World Rowing awards.

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O’Donovan brothers and Sanita Puspure on rowing awards shortlist

O’Donovan brothers and Sanita Puspure on rowing awards shortlist

Irish rowing has been recognised on the World Stage with three nominations at the World Rowing awards.

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Pulling power: World champion Sanita Puspure sets her sights on 2020

Pulling power: World champion Sanita Puspure sets her sights on 2020

TOP-CLASS rower Sanita Pušpure may have returned from the world championships in Bulgaria with a gold medal for Ireland last month, but she’s not about to rest on her oars.

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Sanita Puspure says ageist pundits should be ashamed

Sanita Puspure says ageist pundits should be ashamed

Sanita Puspure says that people asking about her age should be ashamed.

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O’Donovan Brothers ‘always try to make rowing fun’

O’Donovan Brothers ‘always try to make rowing fun’

While the years of arduous training has given the O’Donovan brothers the edge to overcome mental challenges, they stress that they always try to inject a bit of fun into everything they do.

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Schools row in behind Sanita Puspure to help celebrate her success

Schools row in behind Sanita Puspure to help celebrate her success

She’s sacrificed a lot of family time to reach the top but world champion rower, Sanita Puspure, enjoyed some golden moments at her kids’ schools yesterday.

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O’Donovan brothers reject talk of funding problems

O’Donovan brothers reject talk of funding problems

Ireland’s newly crowned world lightweight double sculls champions Gary and Paul O’Donovan have scotched rumours that they won their recent gold using inferior equipment due to funding problems.

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Ireland’s facilities and support miles behind, warns rowing chief

Ireland’s facilities and support miles behind, warns rowing chief

Rowing Ireland are “miles behind” their competitors in terms of capital and staff despite success at the World Championships, says CEO Michelle Carpenter.

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O'Donovan brothers planning for Olympics as they enjoy Cork homecoming after winning World golds

O'Donovan brothers planning for Olympics as they enjoy Cork homecoming after winning World golds

A night out on the town set the O'Donovan brothers up for the best strokes of their life with Gary and Paul being met by up to 100 supporters at Cork Airport this evening as they returned home with their two gold medals from the World Rowing Championships.

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Shane Ross gaffe goes viral after 'Dominant' Puspure's World gold medal

Shane Ross gaffe goes viral after 'Dominant' Puspure's World gold medal

There were red faces at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport following Sanita Puspure’s win in Bulgaria.

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O’Donovans and Puspure celebrate golden moments at World Rowing Championships

O’Donovans and Puspure celebrate golden moments at World Rowing Championships

Double gold for Ireland was the climax of an historic weekend at the world championships in Bulgaria where Sanita Puspure and the O’Donovan brothers finally reached the top of the podium.

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Investment in sport pays off: Rowing to gold

Investment in sport pays off: Rowing to gold

Irish rowing has been quietly, and sometimes not so quietly, punching above its weight on the international stage for the last number of years.

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'A fantastic achievement': Gold for Sanita Puspure at the World Rowing Championships

'A fantastic achievement': Gold for Sanita Puspure at the World Rowing Championships

Sanita Puspure has won gold in the women's single sculls final at the World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

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President congratulates victorious O'Donovan brothers after World Championship victory

President congratulates victorious O'Donovan brothers after World Championship victory

President Michael D Higgins has hailed the rowing O'Donovan brothers as inspirational after their World Championship victory in Bulgaria today.

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Gold for O'Donovan brothers at World Rowing Championships

Gold for O'Donovan brothers at World Rowing Championships

Cork brothers Gary and Paul O'Donovan have won gold in the lightweight double sculls at the World Rowing Championships in Bulgaria.

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Sanita Puspure powers her way to world single sculls final

Sanita Puspure powers her way to world single sculls final

The world title beckons for Ireland’s Sanita Puspure after a dominant performance in yesterday’s semi-finals at the world championships in Bulgaria.

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Rowers Emily Hegarty and Aifric Keogh make historic breakthrough

Rowers Emily Hegarty and Aifric Keogh make historic breakthrough

Ireland’s rowers have made history at the World Championships in Bulgaria, where Aifric Keogh and Emily Hegarty have become the first Irish women’s pair to qualify for a world final.

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Paul and Gary O'Donovan survive semi-final scare at World Championships

Paul and Gary O'Donovan survive semi-final scare at World Championships

Aifric Keogh and Emily Hegarty have also secured their place in a world final.

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Paul and Gary O'Donovan win their World Championship quarter-final

Paul and Gary O'Donovan win their World Championship quarter-final

Paul and Gary O'Donovan won their lightweight men's double sculls World Championship quarter-final to progress to the A/B semi-final.

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Ireland's lightweight quad impress in progressing to World final

Ireland's lightweight quad impress in progressing to World final

Ireland's lightweight quad will go for gold at the World Rowing Championships on Friday.

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Heartbreak for Denise Walsh and Aoife Casey at World Rowing Championships

Heartbreak for Denise Walsh and Aoife Casey at World Rowing Championships

So near and yet so far was the story for Denise Walsh and Aoife Casey at the World Championships yesterday in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, where they missed a semi-final place by the narrowest of margins.

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Sanita Puspure wins World Rowing Championships heat in style

Sanita Puspure wins World Rowing Championships heat in style

The 36-year-old dominated the race before finishing almost 14 seconds clear of the field.

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Testing start for Irish at World Rowing Junior Championships

Testing start for Irish at World Rowing Junior Championships

Irish crews will need to dig deep tomorrow morning after a tough start to the World Rowing Junior Championships in Racice, Czech Republic.

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Gary and Paul O’Donovan win European Championship semi-final

Gary and Paul O’Donovan win European Championship semi-final

Gary and Paul O’Donovan will compete in tomorrow's lightweight men's double sculls final at the European Rowing Championships.

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Irish challengers advance at                    U23 world championships

Irish challengers advance at U23 world championships

Rowing Ireland produced the ultimate team performance as all crews qualified for the next stage of racing on day two of the World U23 Championships in Poznan.

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More gold for O’Donovans at World Cup in Lucerne

More gold for O’Donovans at World Cup in Lucerne

On another superb weekend for Irish rowing, Paul and Gary O’Donovan won gold in the men’s lightweight double sculls at World Rowing Cup 111 in Lucerne, Switzerland yesterday while teammate Sanita Puspure took silver in an incredibly tight race in the women’s single sculls.

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Nationals begin as Irish pairs square up in Lucerne

Nationals begin as Irish pairs square up in Lucerne

World champions Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll will face stiff competition from another Irish pair as their transition to the heavyweight boat continues at World Cup III in Lucerne.

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O'Donovan brothers win World Cup semi-final

O'Donovan brothers win World Cup semi-final

Sanita Puspure is also through to her final.

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The big interview: Skibbereen stars counting the cost of rowing faster

The big interview: Skibbereen stars counting the cost of rowing faster

The first World Cup event of the rowing season began yesterday in Belgrade. Having wintered together in Australia and New Zealand, two Skibbereen double-acts now face very different challenges. Gary and Paul O’Donovan are on top of the world to be shot down, while Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan must summon the appetite to survive the biggest test of their careers.

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Relentless Rowers: Four Irish men begin rowing across the Atlantic to raise funds for CUH

Relentless Rowers: Four Irish men begin rowing across the Atlantic to raise funds for CUH

Four Irish men today start rowing across the Atlantic to raise funds for Cork University Hospital.

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Check out Paul O’Donovan’s ’chilled’ out interview on a great day for Irish at Rowing Championships

Check out Paul O’Donovan’s ’chilled’ out interview on a great day for Irish at Rowing Championships

It’s been another great day for Skibbereen rowers in semi final action at the World Championships in Florida.

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