World Championships, Amsterdam 24-31st August 2014

Saturday 23rd August 2014

Rowing Ireland will have live updates of the World Championships on twitter/Facebook and the website.

You can also watch the heats on on their live tracker as well as: Entries, start lists, results, and related PDFs, Race reports, Audio commentary (please note certain web browsers may require additional plugins), Photos, Feature stories and Live blog

Live video coverage will be available on the World Rowing website from 28 August at 13:15 (Irish Time).  Video coverage will include all A-finals, B-finals in most boat classes and Semi-finals in Olympic boat classes and men’s and women’s lightweight single sculls.

World Rowing also posts information through social media. The official Twitter account of World Rowing is @WorldRowing. The official hashtag for the event is #WRChamps. World Rowing will provide updates and short commentary via Twitter.  Athletes and fans are encouraged to tweet messages of support using the official hashtag.Friday 22nd August 2014

The World Rowing Championships starts on Sunday afternoon and we at Rowing Ireland are very much looking forward to seeing our 14 strong team compete.

Our first Competitor in the championships will be Paul O’Donovan in the lightweight men’s sculls, followed by Leonora Kennedy and Lisa Dilleen in the women’s Pair. The women’s lightweight double of Claire Lambe and Denise Walsh will compete at 15:20 and the final race of the day for the Irish Crew’s will be Sanita Puspure in the Women’s scull at 17:40.

On Monday racing will start at 14:19 with the lightweight men’s pair.

Full details of Irish race’s Sunday – Wednesday can be found in the timetable (below).

We wish all our crews the very best of luck. It takes a lot of commitment and determination to get to this standard and we will be following our team every step of the way.

Don’t forget you can tweet your messages to @rowingireland or to our Facebook page (#wrchamps #goteamIRL).

Follow us also on Facebook/Twitter and the website for regular updates.

A further timetable and results will be published after results on Wednesday. (The attached timetable may be subject to changes, all times are local time not Irish).


Crew Sunday 24th August Monday 25th August Tuesday 26th August Wednesday 27th August
Heats Heats/Reps Reps Reps for Qualification
W4- 17:00/17:07 16:32
LM2- 14:19/14:26/14:33 15:22/15:29
LM1X 13:00 -13:28 14:40/14:47 14:40-15:01
W2- 13:56/14:03/14:10 15:50
LW2X 15:20 -15:41 16:25 -16:46
W2X 16:11-16:32 15:50-16:11
W1X 17:40-18:08 17:35/17:42 17:07 -17:28


Thursday 21st August 2014

The Rowing Ireland squad for the World Rowing Championships Amsterdam Holland held a team lunch today at the National Rowing Centre, Cork.  They will depart this evening for preparation and training at the Bosbaan Course in Amsterdam.

Seen as the most important rowing event of the year for High performance Athletes. The World Rowing Federation, FISA, has announced the entries for the 2014 World Rowing Championships. This year’s event has attracted record entries in an impressive turnout of over 1,100 competitors from 60 countries. Competition will be spread across 27 boat classes including 14 Olympic class events.

Rowing Ireland will send seven crews to the event. Sanita Puspure (Old Collegians) will race in the Women’s single scull. Puspure holds a bronze medal from this year’s European Championships and has raced well at all World Cup events this year. With a record number of entries and scullers from 29 countries Puspure will relish the challenge of a podium finish. Paul O’Donovan who recently came forth at the U-23 World Championships will compete in the Men’s lightweight scull with a record breaking 29 other countries on the starting line.

Lisa Dineen and Leonora Kennedy who won at the Paolo d’Aloja memorial regatta in Italy earlier this year will compete with 15 other countries in the Women’s pair. The newly formed Women’s Double of Helen Hannigan (Walshe) and Monika Dukarska are up against 22 other nations. The Women’s Four of Barbara O’Brien (NUIG, BC), Aifric Keogh (NUIG BC), Emily Tormey (NUIG BC) and Marie O’Neill (Cork BC) have a strong field of 10 to compete against. The Women’s lightweight Double scull of Denise Walsh (Skibbereen RC) and Claire Lambe (Old Collegians BC) will be up against a mammoth 22 other crews and the men’s lightweight pair of Niall Kenny (UCD BC) and Mark O’Donovan (University of Limerick RC) have 17 others to contend with.

In a departing lunch The Chief Executive Officer of Rowing Ireland, Hamish Adams, wished the team the very best of luck and said “We have high hopes for this team of 14 athletes who have all made personal sacrifices to not just gain selection but to produce world class competitive performances during the trialling process. Our rigorous selection process in 2014 has been designed to send only athletes capable of competing with the best in the world and we all have high expectations as we head to Amsterdam.”

Racing will commence with the Heats of the Men’s Lightweight scull on Sunday afternoon at 13h00 local time.




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