General Info & useful documents – IIRC & PIRC

A. Upcoming Events Dates & Locations


PROVINCES Indoor Rowing Competition – PIRC 2023: 

Saturday November 25th in the main UL Sports Arena on UL Campus – REGISTRATION


Irish Indoor Rowing Championships – IIRC 2024:

Saturday January 20th in the main UL Sports Arena on UL Campus – REGISTRATION



Events are open to EVERYBODY. No pre-qualification is required. 



Remember Online Registration is for Individuals only. Two or more individuals (except in a single team) should use the Group Entry Form.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for all the latest news and follow us on Twitter @IrishIndoorsRow to be kept abreast of developments and results on the day 


B. There are four types of categorised individual race at the PIRC or IIRC:

a. Standard 2000m (2k) & Para Rowing 2k
b. 1000m (1k) for J15, College Freshman & FISA Masters
c. 500m sprint
d. Junior Set time – Jun 13 (3 mins) , Jun 14 (4 Mins)
e. Inclusive iROW – 4 minute row for rowers with intellectual disabilities as per Special Olympics Criteria


C. IIRC Race Series events have three types of categorised Relay or Team:

Team Relay (2000m) consists four competitors assigned a rowing machine on which they must complete a 2k as quickly as possible with as many changeovers as they like, managing their own individual fitness levels & abilities. They may optimise the foot straps for performance but nothing else of the ergometer may be altered. Relay Categories will have only one winner per category.

Linked Concept 2 Slider pairs – teams consisting two competitors simultaneously racing a 2k with their average output determining ‘boat’ speed [As per Concept 2 Venue Race Manager software].

Interpro Teams consisting four competitors per Irish Province simultaneously racing their category distance or set time having their cumulative finish positions summed whereupon the province with the lowest score wins.


D. Other useful information:

Drag Factors may be changed before a race however MAY NOT be changed during an Individual or Team race.

We aim to schedule Rest Time of 1.5 hours between each event per category where possible.

A list of available Race Categories is available for each event

If it is your intention to break an Irish or World Record and you wish for additional considerations (video, camera or confirmation) then get in touch before or after you make history. This is not mandatory and good luck either way! ROWfit help maintain the Concept 2 records.

Once registered you should receive a confirmation email. If you do not please notify the organisers. Inconsistencies may result in entry being delayed or refused. For help or more info email

Please ensure that you are eligible for your selected events. Review the Rules, Terms & Conditions‘ and the ‘Age & Race Categories‘ on


Registration Closes @ 11pm 10 days before an event



The IIRC Rules, Terms & Conditions are available here

Registration requires that you to read and accept them, paying particular attention to  the IMPORTANT MEDICAL INFORMATION and WAIVER.