Head of the Charles:

The head of the Charles took place this weekend in Boston USA, seven Irish clubs and a number of Irish athletes competing in the prestigious event.

Colaiste Iognaid Galway competed in the Women’s Youth 8+ and Men’s Youth 8+, posting some impressive times against international crews.

Patti Mullen (Belfast RC) and Anna Keating (Shannon RC) were successful in winning the Women’s Club 8+ with Yale.

The Old Collegians Boat Club finished 7th in the Women’s Alumnae Eights. The Men’s Senior Master Doubles of Sean Jacob and Albert Maher performed very well, finishing in bronze position in their category.

In the singles events, Colm Hennessy of Shandon BC secured the 10th position in the Men’s Club Single, while Paul O’Donovan of Skibereen placed 15th in the Men’s Championship Single. Paula Moloney of Tralee RC also competed in the Women’s Masters Single.

The Tribesmen, represented by Peter Brady and Gerard Griffin, competed in the Men’s Masters Double, achieving a 11th-place finish in their category. Additionally, Ronan Keller, Steven Mangan, Pat Boyle, Noel Hume, and Paul Hornibrook had an outstanding race for Tribes in the Men’s Masters Senior Fours.

The Irish Masters BC Senior Masters Women’s Four and Men’s Senior Masters Eight had great performances at the regatta. The men’s eight placed 8th in their category

Congratulations to all crews that raced.

Bann HOR

The annual Bann Head of the River took place on Saturday. Overcoming the challenging conditions crews took to the water, racing in both river and coastal competitions. This event marked an excellent opportunity for clubs and competitors to kick off their winter season.

Congratulations to all the organisers and athletes who competed.

High Performance Trials

The high performance trials took place this Sunday at the NRC. A thick fog delayed morning racing but once the fog cleared conditions were ideal for the 6km time trial which kicked off shortly after midday.

Well done to all athletes that competed and represented their club. Also a special thank you to volunteers that allowed for the smooth running of the trial on the day.

HP Trial Schedule

Please see the attached race schedule for the upcoming high performance trials on Sunday the 1st of October at the NRC.

Athletes briefing takes place at 7.30am sharp, all athletes MUST attend

Any queries regarding the schedule can be relayed to by tomorrow afternoon


Trial Cancellation

Unfortunately, due to the poor weather forecast the decision has been made to cancel the high performance trails scheduled for this weekend.

An update on the possibility of running the trial next weekend will be posted tomorrow.

Reminder: Erg monitoring scores from the 18th to the 21st of September should be submitted to by this afternoon.

Please find a list of U23 athletes invited to complete 2k erg testing at the NRC on June 12th. Water trials will commence on June 15th. Invitation to the water trials will be subject to 2k performances. Information regarding start times etc will be communicated closer to the time.  

U19 athletes will carry out 2k erg testing at their clubs on June 22nd unless otherwise communicated. The on-water trial will be from June 26th-30th, weather dependant. 


  • The support of club coaches to help assist in the running of the trials is welcomed 
  • Progression to the water trials will be confirmed after the 2k erg test 
  • U23s who are currently part of the senior a squad may be included in testing
  • Any individual who believes their 2k performance is competitive enough to be considered for the world’s squad must complete the test in the presence of their coach on the same date. The coach must record the 2k and send a screenshot to 
  • A coxing nomination form for U19 & U23 will be published soon
  • Clubs will be asked to support their athletes by providing crew boats 


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