This is an occasional Blog about rowing in Ireland and Irish rowers competing abroad. The sport has a long history on the island and there have been glorious days at home and away.

 The first contributor is Liam Gorman, who has been the rowing correspondent for the Irish Times for over 20 years, and before that was rowing correspondent of the Irish Independent. 

 We hope you enjoy it and engage with it. Comments will only be considered if sent from identifiable addresses and if they do not contain defamatory or derogatory matter.