Rowing Ireland is delighted to announce the re-launch of our online GreenBlades shop.

After the disappointment at the cancellation of the 1k Classic event we are offering 1k Classic T-Shirts with all athletes names from “the event that didn’t happen” at a 25% discount – use discount code 1KClassic25 at checkout.

As we are feeling generous all other items in the shop are being offered at a 10% discount rate for the next 10 days, please use code 1KClassic10 at checkout.

All profits from sales are re-invested in Greenblades which will go directly to support our High Performance athletes and their journey’s (junior/U23 and senior).

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It is with a heavy heart that we have to inform our members that due to adverse weather conditions, we have been compelled to cancel the Rowing Ireland 1K Classic event due to take place this Saturday 16th of September at the National Rowing Centre in Cork.

The safety of our participants is our foremost concern. We understand that this will be disappointing to many, but we believe it is the responsible choice given the circumstances. We deeply appreciate your enthusiasm for rowing and your continued support for this event. Due to Calendar pressure, regrettably we cannot stage this event in 2023.

Refunds will be made to clubs over the coming days. We would like to thank all the volunteers who
once again made themselves available to assist in the running of this event.

In regard to the 1K Classic regatta event on Saturday, we wanted to inform all clubs and rowers that we are closely monitoring the weather forecast.

Given our commitment to ensuring the safety and enjoyment of all participants, a final decision regarding the event status will be made at 9 am on Thursday morning.
We understand the importance of timely communication and will promptly update everyone accordingly.
Your understanding and patience are greatly appreciated as we prioritize the well-being of all
involved. Rest assured, we aim to make the best decision possible to ensure a successful and safe
Thank you for your support and stay tuned for Thursday’s announcement.

Far from Belgrade in Serbia, Rowing Ireland had another team competing today in Saundersfoot, Wales at the Home International Rowing Beach Sprints. We are delighted to say Ireland had more fantastic performances finishing second overall in the team standings.


CMix2x- 3rd (winners B final )-Luke Keaney (Donegal Bay/ Commercial) & Niamh Kilgallen (Neptune RC)

CJMix2- 3rd (winners B final )- Finnian Mannix & Grace Hurley (Rosscarbery RC)

CW1 – 2nd- Miriam Sheehan (Castletownbere RC)

CJM1x – 1st- Eoin O’Connell (Lee Rowing Club)

Special well done to Eoin Mc O’Connell (Lee RC) on his 18 birthday winning Junior men’s 1x.

Special thanks to all boat handlers and family members who travelled in support and to our sponsors swift racing for providing the boats for the team.

We are delighted to announce Michelle McDonagh as August Volunteer of the Month!

Michelle has been an outstanding member of Shannon Rowing Club since she started rowing at a young age. She has held a number of roles in Shannon Rowing Club including Captain and Secretary. She has volunteered as Volunteer Manager for the Irish Championships for a number of years and has an incredible way of dealing with all the volunteers and organising them in a manner which only supports the events.

Michelle’s unwavering enthusiasm and willingness to go above and beyond her duties have not gone unnoticed. Her passion for the event and her dedication to supporting both participants and fellow volunteers have significantly contributed to the overall positive atmosphere and success of the Irish Championships.

Michelle has consistently demonstrated remarkable leadership and organizational skills in her role. She has been instrumental in coordinating and managing volunteers effectively and ensuring the smooth operation of the Irish Championships. Her ability to handle various responsibilities, manage teams, and resolve challenges has been crucial in making the event a success year after year.

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