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The Rowing Ireland Recreational Rowing Committee are delighted to host a recreational rowing tour on the Liffey River, Dublin on the 25th of September, 2021. 

The row will start from Municipal Rowing Centre at 12.30pm on the Saturday afternoon. The group will go over the Islandbridge weir and down through Dublin City Center, passing under the 17 bridges – including the iconic O’Connell Bridge – and down to the Dublin docklands. We’ll take a short break at the 18th bridge – the East Link – now Thomas Clarke Bridge, to view the sights around Dublin’s North Wall docks and the Dodder River. Expected distance is 12km.

An ideal day trip for the experienced recreational rower. This is not a competitive event. Over 18’s only. 

Participants are welcome to join for post row, food and drink at the Strawberry Hall. 

Please complete the form below to sign up and once the place is confirmed you will receive an email with a link for payment. Cost: €20 per seat.

Places limited to 25 and will be allocated on a first come, first served (waiting list if oversubscribed).

All rowers must be registered with Rowing Ireland.

Photo credit – Robert Linsdell

Sorry. This event is fully subscribed. Email claire.lambe@rowingireland.ie to be added to the waiting list. Thank you.

Applications are now open for the Women’s Coaching Pathway 2021, an exciting initiative for coaches and aspiring coaches.

The programme gives participants the opportunity to improve their knowledge, expand their network and develop leadership and coaching skills in a supported, collaborative environment alongside coaches from Athletics Ireland, Cycling Ireland, IABA, Rowing Ireland and Triathlon Ireland.

In 2020, four NGBs partnered together to devise a supportive programme for Women in Coaching. The first year of the programme saw 25 female coaches from Rowing, Triathlon, Cycling and Boxing receive support in personal and professional development, mentorship, coach education and hands-on experience in their respective High Performance teams. The programme was successful in progressing coaches along the pathway and many participants reported increased confidence, understanding of their coaching style and feeling part of a support network.

What’s Involved?

This year, with Athletics Ireland coming on board, we are taking in a new cohort of ambitious female coaches, looking to develop along the coaching pathway in their respective sport. Six coaches per sport will be selected to receive the following supports as part of the programme:

  • Personal Development Coaching Workshops with Jo Hopkins Consulting
  • Access to Coach Education
  • A trained Mentor
  • Multi sport networking opportunities
  • Support from their respective NGB’s Women in Sport Officers. 

Triathlon Ireland, Rowing Ireland, Cycling Ireland, Athletics Ireland and the Irish Athletic Boxing Association all recognise the need to see more women in lead coaching positions in their sport and want to support coaches along that pathway. 

How to Apply

If you have ambition to develop your coaching skills and are looking for a support network to help facilitate that ambition, please complete the following application form and return it to the Claire.lambe@rowingireland.ie by September 20th 2021.

Participating Sports Programme Leads: 

AthleticsLilly Ann O’Horalillyannohora@athleticsireland.ie
BoxingLouise McKenzielouise.welsh@iaba.ie 
CyclingElaine Cahillbikelikeme@cyclingireland.ie
RowingClaire Lambeclaire.lambe@rowingireland.ie
TriathlonAilbhe Carrollailbhe@triathlonireland.com

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The Rowing Ireland Recreational Rowing Committee are delighted to host a third recreational rowing tour of the 2021 Season. We are returning to the Shannon, this time in celebration of the revival of Desmond Rowing Club in Askeaton, Limerick. 

The tour will be on Saturday 18th of September, at approximately 12pm, starting in Askeaton and rowing up-river to Limerick City, before finishing at St. Michael’s Rowing Club.

This is an ideal day trip for a fit and experienced recreational rower, and is not a competitive event. 

Please complete the form below to sign up and once the place is confirmed you will receive an email with a link for payment. Cost: €30 per seat.

Includes seat rental and lunch after the row.

Places limited to 20 and will be allocated on a first come, first served (waiting list if oversubscribed). This event is over 18s only. All rowers must be registered with Rowing Ireland.

Sorry. This event is fully subscribed. Email claire.lambe@rowingireland.ie to be added to the waiting list. Thank you.

Last weekend saw the end to a very successful season for our Irish Junior Rowing Team. The Junior team achieved three A finalists and a bronze medal at the Junior World Championship, as well as two gold and a silver medal at the Coupe de la Jeunesse.

Supporting these athletes was a team of diligent coaches who have worked with the athletes since selection, to bring together a cohesive, well-drilled, fast crew. 

Here we introduce the coaching team behind the athletes: 

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Ciro Pirsco, Head Coach for Junior World Championships

Club: NUIG

No. of years coaching: 16 years

What do you enjoy about coaching:

“I like when the athlete performs at their best. It is important to me that I help the athlete give the best that they can.” 

Best coaching advice you received:

“It is not about the medal, it is about how the athletes race.”

Janet Walsh, Coach of the JM4x for Junior World Championships

Club: New Ross Rowing Club

No. of years coaching: 4 years

What do you enjoy about coaching: 

“The main reason why I coach is to give young people a motive and purpose to do something and for that purpose to be rowing, the sport that I love is great. 

“To watch them make improvements no matter how small and reach their goals keeps me going each year.”

Best coaching advice you received:  

“Those that are willing to learn never stop learning. Especially as a female coach I think it is really important to remember there are so many coaches out there that are still learning and don’t know everything.

“Don’t be afraid of not knowing enough, just be willing to keep learning. There are so many top coaches out there that are so willing to share their knowledge so don’t be afraid to ask.”

Vivian Kelleher, Coach of the JW4x for Coupe de la Jeunesse

Club: Lee Rowing Club

No. of years coaching: “Nearly 5 years now.”

What do you enjoy about coaching: 

“Love seeing athletes develop especially when they take on feedback and engage with the training.”

Best coaching advice you received:

“Probably two. First one was ‘there’s no secret.  It’s just hard work’ and the other was ‘if you expect athletes to show up you must too.’”

Ray Morrison, Team Manager and Coach of the JW2- for Coupe de la Jeunesse

Club: Fermoy Rowing Club

No. of years coaching: 30+ years

What do you enjoy about coaching: 

“I enjoy working with athletes and watching them develop. Its not all about winning, it is about improving and enjoying it.“

Best coaching advice you received:

“Keep it simple and not to over complicate things, keep working on the basics.”

Nicolo Maurogiovanni, Coach of the JM2x for Junior World Championships:

Club: Swan River Rowing Club, Australia

No. of years coaching: 6 years 

What do you enjoy about coaching:

“As cliche as it sounds, getting the boat to move well is like putting together a complex puzzle. There’s so much to consider, from the physiological and psychological aspect to the athletes technique and boat setup. This keeps things exciting and very challenging.”

Best coaching advice you received:

“Always put yourself in the athlete’s shoes to determine how best to approach a given situation.”

Leah O’Regan, Coach of the JW2x for Junior World Championships:

Club: Shandon Boat Club 

No. of years coaching: “6 months, 3 years of coxing before.”

What do you enjoy about coaching:

“Seeing how happy the athletes are after a good race, and how all their hard work pays off.”

Best coaching advice you received:

“Always search for new ways to learn.”

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Rowing Ireland would like to thank the Junior Team Coaches and the athlete’s club coaches for their support and congratulate them all on the success of the team at the junior international events of the 2021 season.

Rowing Ireland is delighted to bring you a festival of rowing events as part of Sport Ireland HEROutdoors Week. 

HEROutdoors week runs from the 9th-15th of August and presents an opportunity to re-ignite and re-introduce females to the power of Outdoor Sports. Across the country, there are a number of opportunities to try the sport for the first time, learn to row, or take part in a rowing tour. 

Plans for the Week:

Saturday 7th AugGIVE IT A ROW DAY, CORK – Cork BC
https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/give-it-a-row-cork-tickets-165002536027
Mon 9th – 12th AugADULT LEARN TO ROW CAMP – St. Michaels RC
(Sold out)
Tues 10th – 13th AugJUNIOR GIRLS (Age 11-14), LEARN TO ROW CAMP – Coosan Point, Athlone 
Email – aflanagan75@gmail.com
Friday 13th AugGIVE IT A ROW DAY, DUBLIN – Municipal RC
https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/give-it-a-row-dublin-tickets-164326849029
Friday 13th AugGIVE IT A ROW DAY, CORK – Shandon BC
https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/give-it-a-row-cork-tickets-165002536027
Saturday 14th AugGIVE IT A ROW DAY, CO. DUBLIN – Fingal RC 
(Sign up to come)
Saturday 14th Aug LIMERICK ROWING TOUR – Limerick, St. Michael’s RC
https://www.rowingireland.ie/recreational-rowing-tour-limerick-2021/
Saturday 22nd AugGRAIGUENAMANAGH ROWING TOUR
(Sold out)
All weekRETURN TO ROWING – Clubs nationwide
https://www.rowingireland.ie/return-to-rowing-rower-sign-up/

Let your friends and family know about the opportunities to get involved in our fantastic sport as part of HEROutdoors week! #FindYourOutdoors #HEROutdoors #WomeninSportIRE

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