Archive for the ‘Rowing’ Category

Another profile of Heather, as she reunites with the Irish squad in Cyprus

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

There's a nice profile of my sister Heather in the Galway Independent today:After a poor year by her own standards, Galway oarswoman Heather Boyle talks to Fergus Lynch about her bid to re-establish herself for Ireland ahead of the Olympics in Beijing. Heather Boyle's laid back manner and sharp sense ...

What makes your boat float?

Friday, October 27th, 2006

It can be difficult to keep your cool when it's your first sit-down TV interview, and particularly when it's being conducted by a talking, foul-mouthed turkey, but somehow I think my sister acquits herself rather well....

Another Year Over

Monday, September 5th, 2005

The minute you finish your last race of the season, a huge anti climax sets in. We spent weeks talking about the fun we'd have after the race, no dieting, no routine, late nights and sleep-ins..a bit of chilling out... but as soon as we crossed the line, and the ...

RTE analysis

Sunday, September 4th, 2005

RTÉ Sports have a detailed report on the results from the World Championships, including some coverage of Heather and Sinead's race:As with the four, this twosome is more suited to a headwind as their strength, and not their speed, is their greatest asset. This experienced couple are the first Irish ...

Sunday results

Sunday, September 4th, 2005

Heather and Sinead came fifth in their final, setting a new personal best (6:54.79) in the course of a very fast race where the Germans set a new world record (6:48.47) and the top three teams each beat the old record of 6:49.90. The Lightweight men's four came second in their ...

Race times changed

Saturday, September 3rd, 2005

Due to a chance of adverse weather conditions, the racing schedule at the championships for today has been changed, with races moved earlier in the day. The relevent Irish races are now:LM2- B-final 8:45 (12:45am in Ireland)LW2x A-final 10:30 (2:30am in Ireland)LM4- 11:00 (3am in Ireland)Best of luck to all ...

M4- come 4th in B-final

Friday, September 2nd, 2005

The heavyweight men's four - described by the commentator as the best heavyweight crew to come out of that country in 20 years have just come fourth in their B-final, ranking them 10th overall.

Niamh 5th in LW1x B-final

Friday, September 2nd, 2005

Niamh's B final has just finished. She challenged for 4th, and indeed 3rd, place during the race, and was just pipped by the U.S.A. at the end, eventually taking 5th place. Putting her at 11th in the world, she has had a fantastic first international season. The men's heavyweight four race ...

Reports from Friday’s race

Friday, September 2nd, 2005

From WorldRowing.com's coverage of yesterday's race:Then, from the back of the field, Ireland's Sinead Jennings (2001 World Champion in the lightweight single) and partner Heather Boyle started to push through from the back of the field. Ireland continued to push and in the close of the race the Irish placed ...

The final beckons

Friday, September 2nd, 2005

...3...2.... .... Heheh... I think we caused a bit of stress for everyone on the bank this morning!! We qualified for the A Final by coming second in our Semi to the Germans.. Beating the Australian crew into third..This will be a cracker of a final!! The buzz around our camp is ...