Archive for the ‘Rowing’ Category

Settling in

Sunday, August 28th, 2005

[Several previous updates from Heather have, unfortunately, disappeared into the ether. This, fortunately, has made it through.] I adjusted to time pretty well...we all did. Just stay awake the whole first day, regardless of how many hours kip we had on the plane...then sleep the night and do the rest of ...

Typhoon abates, schedule shifts

Saturday, August 27th, 2005

We've had a couple of snafus getting updates from Heather onto the site, but I hope to have matters resolved shortly. Things seem to be going well in the Irish camp, even if they did have to spend time on ergs instead of on the water. From an event point of ...

Gifu administrivia and update

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

I should mention that all of Heather's posts, and my posts relating to rowing, are now available on their own page. It's still fairly basic, mainly built on the back of the funferal style sheet and template, but I'll try to prettify it over the next day or so, and ...

Diary

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005

Greetings from Japan. We arrived not long ago, and are just biding the time away til we sleep... we are staying awake for as long as possible in the hope that we can minimise the effects of jetlag! Not sure if it is working.. This is my first time visiting ...

My bags are packed

Sunday, August 21st, 2005

We have just finished our last training camp before we fly to Japan. As far as I know this will be the first time an Asian country has held the World Rowing Championships so we are all a bit excited and aprehensive...this really will be an unknown. When we arrive at ...

Rowing updates, 2005 edition

Sunday, August 21st, 2005

My sister Heather is racing in the rowing World Championships this year. More precisely, next week in Japan. She's gracing me with some diary updates of her progress and I'll be including them, as well as some results as they come in, on funferal over the next while. Slightly different from ...

Rowing updates

Friday, July 8th, 2005

We're in the middle of rowing season by now and the events are multiplying. Last week my sister Méadhbh, racing with Aberdeen, got to the final four at Henley, ultimately losing to Leander. This week my other sister Heather is racing at the World Cup regatta in Lucerne where she ...

Rowing interlude

Sunday, June 19th, 2005

My sister, Heather, was racing at the Rowing World Cup in Munich this weekend, and has performed well. As reported on RTÉ:The women's lightweight double (LW2x) of Niamh NiCheilleacher and Heather Boyle impressively won the 'B' final, with four seconds to spare over the British twosome in second. This means ...

Drugs and sport

Saturday, August 21st, 2004

The Irish Times had an interesting piece by the academic Lincoln Allison, in which he advocated for the use of drugs in sport. I was fascinated. I felt there was something problematic about it - especially his contemplation of corporate (drug company) sponsorship of athletes, as walking billboards - but ...

Chasing the Olympic Dream

Wednesday, June 9th, 2004

My sister Heather's bid for Olympic qualification comes to a head this weekend when she attends the qualifying regatta in Lucerne. There are two spots left in the Lightweight Women's Double, and results so far this season would give herself and Sinead at least a reasonable chance of succeeding. I recently ...