The Irish Indoor Rowing Championships 2020 Preview


The Irish Indoor Rowing Championships 2020 takes place this Saturday in UL Sports Arena, University of Limerick. As always it promises to be a great event, last year saw the highest number of participants with over 1,300 athletes competing in the event.

The Irish Indoor Rowing Championships is one of the top events to kick off the year and some of our High-Performance athletes will be competing at the event including Double world gold medalists Sanita Puspure and Paul O’Donovan   In what is an Olympic Year it will an opportunity for younger rowers to meet their heroes and compete on the same platform as them

There is free entry for all supporters and all are encouraged to come along and support all the participants competing at the event.

There are four types of categorised Individual race:

  1. Standard 2000m (2k) & Para-Rowing 2k
  2. 1000m (1k) for FISA Masters, J15 & College Freshmen
  3. 500m Sprint
  4. Junior ‘Set times’ – 5, 4 & 3 minutes (J15, 14 & 13 resp.)

There are two types of categorised Relay or Team race:

  1. 2000m (2k) whereby a team of four competitors will be assigned a Rowing machine on which they must complete a 2k as quickly as possible managing their own individual fitness levels and abilities. They may rotate/relay as many times as they wish. They may optimise the foot straps for performance but nothing else of an ergometer may be altered.
  2. Inter-Provincial Team Relays: Teams of 4 will be selected and managed by the four Irish Provincial Branches in J13-18 age categories for girls & boys. Each category race will result in a winning province – 1st place takes home the medals. The overall winning province from the 10 races will win bragging rights for the year!

More Information

All information on the day including entrants and live results can be found on

Check out our social media platforms on Saturday for Live Photo’s and updates

Good Luck to all our members who are competing.

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