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# Rowing

Last year
2022
# Project Empower
Former rugby player Damian Browne welcomed home by crowds at Port of Galway
Browne spent 112 days at sea and travelled over 3,450 nautical miles.
# Legend
'I wasn't planning to be here' - Puspure savours third World medal in new double act
The two-time single sculls world champion, 40, took bronze with Kerry’s Zoe Hyde in Sunday’s double sculls final.
# Czech Republic
O'Donovan and McCarthy win their World Rowing Championships semi-final
Meanwhile, Olympic bronze medallists Aifric Keogh, Eimear Lambe, Fiona Murtagh and Emily Hegarty are also through to the final of the women’s four.
# Rowing
O'Donovan and McCarthy storm into semi-finals of World Championships in Czech Republic
The competition is taking place in Racice.
# European Championships
Ireland's Aoife Casey finishes fourth in European Championship final
Lydia Heaphy and Margaret Cremen also finished fourth in the lightweight women’s double sculls final.
# golden boys
Sensational O'Donovan and McCarthy crowned European rowing champions again
Clinical Irish duo win European Championship gold in Munich.
# first medal down
Ireland's women's four take silver medal at European Championships
The Irish women’s pair missed out on a medal in their final.
# Pull Like A dog
Ireland's Olympic medalists dominate rowing heats at the European Championships in Munich
A round-up of the Irish in action on the water in Germany.
# Happy Days
Ireland's Paul O'Donovan breaks record and wins World Cup gold
The 28-year-old Olympic gold medallist also made history with a time of 6:47.15
All time
# Looking Forward
'Paris could definitely be on the cards' - Lambe open to Olympic return in 2024
Winning bronze in Tokyo has fuelled a desire to go back for more.
# smoke on the water
Olympic gold medallists O'Donovan and McCarthy to face each other in Irish Rowing Championships
Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy will both be in action in Inniscarra this weekend.
# History makers
'There had been four female Irish Olympian medallists and we doubled that number in one race'
Ireland’s bronze-medal wining rowers have returned home.
# golden boys
'There’s nothing special about us and a lot of hard work can get you there'
Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy retuned home today after their stunning Olympic success.
# tokyo 2020
Homecoming celebrations for Skibbereen's Olympic medalists to be low-key
Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy are due home to Ireland tomorrow.
# quiet revolution
The Irish rowing Olympian who led New Zealand to an unlikely gold in Tokyo
Tony O’Connor saw his team storm to gold earlier.
# unfortunate
'It’s heartbreaking to have to pull out' - Puspure withdraws from Olympic B final due to illness
The 39-year-old says she had not been feeling well over the past few days.
# Shock
'She's done rowing in Ireland proud and she can hold her head high knowing what she's done'
Rowing team chief Fearghal O’Callaghan reflected on a ‘bittersweet’ day.
# On the box
TV Wrap - Welcome to Rowing Country, where people get up early in the morning
A review of the coverage of Ireland’s first medal success of the Tokyo Olympics.
# Brewing
Olympic rowing schedule disrupted by incoming storm
Sanita Puspure’s semifinal has been rescheduled as a result.
# out of contention
No medal race for Irish pair Byrne and Doyle as they finish last in semi-final
The Irish pair were tipped as medal contenders in Tokyo.
# Dominant
Medal hopes remain on course as Sanita Puspure eases to Olympic semi-finals
Puspure won her quarter-final in the women’s single sculls in Tokyo this morning.
# Progress
Fine Irish rowing form continues with double repechage success
The women’s pair Monika Dukarska and Aileen Crowley and the lightweight duo of Aoife Casey and Margret Cremen delivered the results they needed.
# tokyo 2020
Sanita Puspure comfortably into quarter-finals as Ireland's Olympics begins
Byrne and Doyle face repechage after missing automatic qualification for the men’s double sculls semis.
# team ireland
‘I’m ready to fight for a medal’: Sanita Puspure on her final shot at Olympic glory for Ireland
At 39, the world champion rower is hoping to banish the disappointments of the 2012 and 2016 Games by unleashing her talent in Japan.
# All That Glitters
Paul O'Donovan: 'Really, there's a ceiling on how happy you can be, winning medals'
‘There was a pre-Socratic philosopher, Heraclitus, who said, ‘A man can never fall in the same river twice.”
# Medal Haul
Another gold for O'Donovan and McCarthy as Ireland's rowers win five medals at World Cup II
Gold, three silvers, and a bronze as Ireland’s rowers continue their Olympic campaign in Lucerne.
# The joy of six
Successful morning for Irish rowing as another two boats secure Olympic qualification
Mission accomplished for the women’s four and lightweight women’s double at the Lucerne regatta.
# Due East
Impressive Irish four book place in final at Olympic qualifier
The decider will now be held tomorrow morning due to forecasted poor weather.
# golden boys
O'Donovan and McCarthy win gold for Ireland at European Rowing Championships
Silver in Varese for Irish women’s four of Emily Hegarty, Eimear Lambe, Aifric Keogh and Fiona Murtagh.
# pull
Two Irish boats claim spots in European rowing finals
Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy made a statement of intent with their victory.
# Rowing for Gold
Four Irish crews book their place in European Rowing Championship finals
Women’s four and women’s pair crews qualify for A Finals along with Lydia Heaphy and Gary O’Donovan.
# RIP
3-time Olympic rowing champion Kathleen Heddle dies at 55
She was the quiet half of a powerful partnership with the outgoing Marnie McBean.
# Tokyo Olympics
Meet one of Irish sport’s best athletes - also Irish sport’s best kept secret
Fintan McCarthy has a great chance of winning gold at next year’s Olympics. So how come he is not already a national treasure?
# Results
Puspure claims gold at European Rowing Championships as Ireland win medals in four events
Fintan McCarthy was the Irish rower of the day to secure a medal in the lightweight men’s sculls.
# Dominant
Defending champion Sanita Puspure advances to another European final
Five Irish crews have done enough to secure places in tomorrow’s A finals in Poznan, Poland.
# o'donovan brothers
'We realised that while it’s fun to be out there partying, we were happier doing the rowing'
Gary and Paul O’Donovan talk lockdown, the Olympics, rowing without each other, and whether they can be considered celebrities.
# Heroes
'The Pope would struggle to gather such a crowd if he came to Skibb'
The O’Donovan brothers’ Olympic homecoming is recalled in this extract from ‘Something in the Water’.
# Interview
For one of Ireland’s biggest medal hopes, the Olympics' postponement could be a blessing in disguise
Sanita Puspure on how the dramatic change of plans have impacted on her.
# Dominant Force
World champion Sanita Puspure crowned Irish Sportswoman of the Year
The Latvian-born rower won her second successive World gold in the summer, and also qualified for the Tokyo Olympics.
# something in the water
‘We got you this evening, John; we were in first’ - the culture that put Skibbereen Rowing Club on the map
In an extract from Something In The Water, Kieran McCarthy paints a picture of the extraordinary West Cork medal factory.