All Rowing Ireland members are subject to the Anti-Doping Rules and everyone has a responsibility to ensure that they are aware of them.

Over the next four weeks, we will be releasing four different educational Anti-Doping videos to promote a clean and healthy environment for all of our athletes. These videos will be put into the Anti-doping section of our website HERE along with other resources. These videos will focus on –

  1. What is Doping?
  2. Medications and Therapeutic Use Exemptions
  3. Supplements and Supplement Use
  4. What happens in a Drug Test?

This weeks video is titled ‘What is Doping?’. It looks at the definition of Doping, the Anti-Doping rule violations and the sanctions an athlete/coach will receive if they participate in any of these Anti-Doping rule violations.

Make sure to pause to read if you need! Contact our Anti-Doping Officer, if you have any questions.


Introduced in 2021, the iROW safe online incident/accident reporting system is the official method for reporting all types of incidents involving Rowing Ireland affiliated clubs.

This document records the results of 117 reports received from 29 affiliated clubs between January 2021 up to and including February 2023.

When the iROW safe incident reporting system was introduced, it was publicized that in an effort to promote the new system, the club with the highest number of reports made on the system would be awarded a safety launch-safety bag. Congratulations to Lee Rowing Club for submitting 22 reports into the iRow safe reporting system and winning the safety launch-safety bag.

Well done to the Safety Advisory Committee for conducting this very important research and don’t forget SEE IT, REPORT IT, IMPROVE IT!

Click the link HERE to access our iRow safe reporting system.


Another busy weekend of events for clubs in Rowing Ireland. Luckily we got the weather across the country and overseas to make it a wonderful weekend for our rowers.

Dublin Metropolitan Regatta

Blessington Lake was looking its best on Saturday in the sunshine and 20 degree heat. Plenty of sun cream had to be worn and it was the perfect day for Grand League number 3 on the Rowing Ireland calendar.

University of Limerick again had the most division wins, winning all four divisions that they were entered into. It was Neptune and UCDBC who were tied for the highest number of event wins both with 7. This was followed closely by UL with 6 and Commercial RC and Methodist College with 5 wins each.

UCDBC gained a total 652 points on the Grand League table which was the highest winning but were followed closely behind by Commercial with an additional 628 points. Commercial remain top of the table after these results and extended their lead on their neighbours in Islandbridge to 250 points with only one Grand League left for the year. UL are still in 3rd place but are now only 148 points behind Neptune so Cork Regatta will be interesting to see the final order of the top 3 clubs!

Due to bad weather conditions at the University Championships back in April causing it to end early, it was decided that the women’s Bank of Ireland Cup was to be raced at the Dublin Met. UCD, Trinity, UCC, UL and University of Galway had to go head to head over the weekend to decide on the winner of the Women’s Eights events. University of Limerick were crowned winners of the cup! A huge well done and congratulations to them on the win.

Below are the leading clubs for the Grand League categories:

  • Overall: Commercial RC
  • Men’s Division 1: Commercial RC
  • Women’s Division 1: University of Limerick
  • Men’s Division 2: Neptune RC
  • Women’s Division 2: Commercial RC

A full table with points and rankings is attached below.

All results can be found at the link HERE

Well done to the organising committee for running an excellent event, and a huge thank you to all of the volunteers who helped out on the day.

National Schools Regatta

This weekend, four clubs from Ireland competed at the 2012 Olympic rowing venue, Dorney Lake. The National Schools Regatta is one of the UK’s top junior regattas with on average over 5,000 competitors taking part each year. Its caters for juniors between the ages of 14-18 year old’s and the Irish crews left their mark!

St Joseph’s had a great weekend with 5 crews competing over the weekend. Both their J16 open 1st 8+ and 2nd 8+ made it to the B finals of the event and came 2nd on the day! A huge well done to them.

Enniskillen Royal Boat Club had the biggest entry from the Irish clubs with 13 crews entered. It was a hugely successful weekend for them coming home as the winning crew in the J14 8x+ taking home the Windrush Trophy and a 3rd place win in the championship 4+ Hedsor Cup! In total, they were in 6 A finals, 3 B finals where they placed first in the Boys J15 8+ and 2nd place in the Boys J15 4+. Huge congratulations and well done to Enniskillen.

St Michael’s had two crews entered, the championship girls open 8+ and the girls J16 2x. The 8+ crew came 5th in their heat on Saturday to move into Repechage 2 later on in the day where they placed second to move into the A final. Unfortunately, their boat did not start on Sunday for the final. Their J16 2x came 16th in their time trial to move into the C final where they placed 4th. Huge well done to the two crews who competed!

The final Irish club who were competing at the National Schools regatta were Graiguenamangh. They had one member competing, Anna Brennan who competed in the championship girls 1x. Anna came third in her time trials on Saturday with a time of 8:05.59. She went onto come third again on Sunday in the A/B semi final where she secured a place in the A finals later that day. Anna narrowly missed out on a medal finishing in 4th place. Amazing results for Anna and her club! Huge well done.

2023 European Rowing Championships

The Irish crews had a great weekend over in Lake Bled, Slovenia. We had 7 of the crews making it into A finals, 2 B final crews and 1 C final crew. More details on the results can be found HERE

Ireland Results

  • M2x – 4th A Final
  • LW1x – 4th A Final
  • W4- – 5th A Final
  • LW2x – 5th A Final
  • PR2 Mix2x – 5th A Final
  • LM2x – 6th A Final
  • W2x – 6th A Final
  • W2- – 1st B Final
  • M4- – 4th B Final
  • M1x – 2nd C Final

Day One round up can be found HERE

Day Two round up can be found HERE

Day Three round up can be found HERE


Last Saturday and Sunday, six volunteers from clubs across the country completed their safety power boat training. The participants came from as far as Caherciveen and Belfast, Portmagee to Sligo.

The Rowing Ireland safety launch was kindly purchased with the support of Sport Ireland and Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. These incredible volunteers will now be available for safety boat duty at regattas.

A huge well done and congratulations to all of the volunteers and their respected clubs who took part in this and thanks to Pat Kiely, our club support officer, for organising and attending this training over the weekend!

Please see below agenda for the upcoming AGM of the 7th May 2023 at 11 a.m. at the Sports HQ Conference Room on the Sport Ireland Campus.  There is also a map of the campus to show you where the building for the AGM is or you can click the link HERE. The AGM will be held online and in person.  A verification form can be found below which should be completed in respect of any attendee at the AGM, only two members from each club should attend.  Those two members should ideally be the Captain and the Secretary but if they’re not available, another club member can attend on their behalf once the verification form has been completed.  

Online registration can be found below.


1. Draft minutes to be considered. 

2. Directors’ report and Financial Statements to be considered (attached, Directors’ report is at the beginning of the Financial Statements and you will have already received this). 

3. Appointment of Company Auditors (Grant Thornton). 

4. Nominations of Eligible Directors. 

5. Update from Safety Advisory Committee. 

6. High Performance Update.

7. Proposed date for EGM for Fixtures Calendar.

2023 AGM – Registration

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