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Silver me timbers.

O’Donovans make history with silver in Rio (RTÉ)




[from left: Ingrid Kvale, Emily Blagden, Laura Kennington and Aoife Ni Mhaoileoin

From Monterey, California to Honolulu, Hawaii.

In a rowing boat!

“We have been training intensely, as well as taking courses in sea survival and navigation. Beyond the physical and psychological training, there are also a huge number of practical considerations. We need to ensure that our boat is race ready and that we have reliable water-purifying equipment and plenty of food — we’ll need to consume 5,000-6,000 calories a day!”
Aoife Ni Mhaoileoin.

Team Boatylicious writes:

On June 7, a doctor from Castleknock in Dublin will set off on a 2,400 mile rowing expedition from Monterey, California to Honolulu, Hawaii. Aoife Ní Mhaoileoin and her teammates, Emily Blagden, Laura Kennington and Ingrid Kvale, will be the first all-female four to complete the row, which will take over forty days. ‘Team Boatylicious’ is one of 15 crews participating in the inaugural Great Pacific Race, which the organisers describe as the “biggest, baddest human endurance challenge on the planet”.

The Great Pacific Race

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In Dublin?

Anita writes:

Cumann Currach Áth Cliath was formed with a view to introducing the West Coast of Ireland tradition of rowing currachs and naomhogs to those living in Dublin. We take to the water from the East Wall Sports Centre, Alfie Byrne Road, Eastwall, Dublin 3. We are having an open day Saturday morning 10am.


Be there oar be square.


never mind.

Cumann Currach Áth Cliath at East Wall Water Sports Centre (Facebook)

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St Michael’s Rowing Club in Dun Laoghaire sez:

A GoPro camera at the end of one of the oars caught the action from warm-up to interval training to clubhouse.

Music: I rowed a little boat – John Lee Hooker

Neil and Eamonn write:

after months of preparation, our support yacht has had to pull out at the last minute due to a damaged spreader. Any chance of a shout out for the sake of 12 brave souls whose months of hard training are about to come to naught?  Wouldn’t ask if we weren’t desperate.

St Michael’s Rowing Club (Facebook)