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The Journal.ie

September 2017: “When I was sick with cancer I had no energy or enthusiasm. Then I heard about dragon boating.”

Irish Independent Health & Wellbeing

August 2017: 11 Activity Goals During and After Cancer Treatment

UTV Ireland: Along Home Shores

Television presenter, Bobby Kerr, visits Plurabelle Paddlers in an October 2016 episode of the series.

News Four

June 2016: In the Same Boat

Near FM’s Music & Musings

June 2016: Near FM Podcast

Irish Times

May 2016: The 20 Best Sports Clubs in Ireland

Northside & Southside People

April & May 2016: Plurabelle Paddlers Push the Boat Out for New Members

The Herald

September 2015: Enter the dragon boat – regatta a hit despite the rain

Northside People

August 2015 Getting their oars in!

Near FM: Interview on the recruitment drive for new team members

Near FM interview with Plurabelle Paddlers

Irish Times Health Supplement

July 2015 Health Board: Members Wanted,

Irish Independent

November 2014: Coverage and photo of the Waterways Ireland Pink event

Herald Tribune: Team Ireland sings for Florida couple

October 2014:  Local coverage of our Sarasota adventure

Irish Independent: 9 Facts about Breast Cancer

October 2013: Our very own Tara Byrne wrote a piece on her experiences and gave us a mention! >>

newstalk: Talking Point with Sarah Carey

October 2013: Best excuse ever for missing training ! Dympna Watson joins the panel for the discussion Cancer: is a positive attitude always for the best? >>

RTE News: Arthur Guinness Projects 2013 Announced

September 2013: The Plurabelle’s Breast Cancer Fitness Programme has received funding as one of the 2013 Arthur Guinness Projects >>

TodayFM: Ian Dempsey Show

16 September 2013: Ian gave our performance at the 2013 Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta a quick mention on his weekend winners slot – scroll to 45 minutes 50 seconds! >>

RTE Radio1 Marian Finucane Show

July 2013: Fiona talked to Marian about dragon boat racing and how exercise benefits those who have had a breast cancer diagnosis>>

TV Week Real Life

October 2012: Anne Gildea wrote this article on her training session with  us for the Mail on Sunday >>

Blazing Paddles

May 2012: The Sunday Times journalist Heather Irvine joined us for training and wrote an article for In Gear Magazine >>

RTE1 Nationwide

April 2012:  RTE1 Nationwide’s filmed a short piece of us training at the Grand Canal Dock. fat forward to 17:33  mins>>

Plurabelle Paddlers make a splash in the Far East

December 2011: Article and photos of our 2011 trip to Malaysia in our local community newspaper NewsFour >> 

All in the same boat

November 2011: Article in the Irish Independent Health Supplement on our trip to Malaysia>>

Leinster followers support the Plurabelle Paddlers

November 2011: Article in the Leinster Supporters newsletter >>

The Star Online

October 2011: ‘60 teams battle it out at Dragon Boat Festival’ – report on the Dragon Boat Festival in Malaysia mentioning the Plurabelle Paddlers

Plurabelle Paddlers

January 2011: Article in the Irish Breast Cancer Nurse Association Newsletter>>

Dragon boat racing comes to Ireland

Autumn 2010: Article in  the Europa Donna  Ireland Newsletter>>

In the Same Boat

October 2010: RTE Radio Documentary on One, an award winning radio documentary about the launch of the Plurabelle Paddlers.>>

RTE Afternoon Show

April 2010: Article on our appearance to call for members on RTE’s Afternoon Show>>

Year of the Dragon Boat

April 2010: Irish Times article on the launch of the Plurabelle Paddlers>>

News & Events

  • LMFM interview

    Did you hear the Plurabelle Paddlers (and Plurabelle, Gina) being mentioned in an interview on the LMFM Mid-Morning Show (on Friday, 15 September)? The interview between LMFM’s Daire Nelson and Roisin Lyons of Lyons Financial Services in Dunboyne can be heard here (go to 23 minutes). The Dunboyne-based company have recently won a nationwide workplace fitness competition (and experienced the excitement of a dragon boat regatta in the process!). Bet they’re now hooked!

  • Memories of the 2017 Hong Kong Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta

    It was a wonderful weekend of racing (& fun!) at the Hong Kong Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta.
    Thanks to Karen Byrne for the fabulous photos (view here), and to the hard-working organisers and paddlers for making the weekend such a great success. Visit YouTube for IDBA drone footage of the weekend (or use this link).

    We’ve rekindled old friendships this weekend and made many new friends. Hope to see you in Florence in 2018 or at the dock when we do all again next year…can’t wait!

  • We WON!

    Guess what? We won!
    Congratulations to the Plurabelle Paddlers team who WON the Breast Cancer category in the Hong Kong Dublin Dragon Boat regatta. Congratulations ladies….You were fierce!
    (well done also to the Purebelles who missed out on a place in the final by just a fraction of a second… it was so close ladies, you did brill)
    Enjoy the regatta party ladies… You deserve it! (Though, don’t forget that some of you are racing in day two of the regatta!)

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