Fintan McCarthy





L’weight Men’s Double

Date Of Birth

November 23, 1996


Skibbereen, Co Cork


Fintan only started rowing after the London 2012 Olympics. He has a degree in physiology from UCC. He won his first Irish title in 2016, made a European final – with his twin brother Jake – in 2019 and won the World LWX2 title with Paul which also qualified the boat for Tokyo. He won European bronze in single sculls in 2020 and in 2021 won a European doubles title with Paul and gold in Lucerne World Cup.


Aifric Keogh

Aifric KeoghROWING BIOGRAPHY Started rowing in 2006 in the Jes in Galway, and studied food microbiology at UCC. Was part of the women’s double earlier in this Olympic campaign. A world finalist who finished sixth, with Emily Hegarty in Paris 2018. They were the first Irish women’s pair to make a World final. Set world …

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Fiona Murtagh

Fiona MurtaghROWING BIOGRAPHY Started rowing in 2009 and studied science at NUIG and Fordham University, New York. Won the prestigious Head of Charles (in Boston) two years in a row. Won bronze at the 2020 European Championships in the Women’s Four and silver at this year’s Europeans. WOMEN’S FOUR This crew won silver at the …

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Tara Hanlon

Tara HanlonROWING BIOGRAPHY Started rowing in 2013 and completed the third year of her commerce studies in UCC (where she is a Quercus (scholarship) student) in March 2021. Tara won silver at the 2016 Coupe de la Jeunesse in Poznan and part of the Irish four who won World U23 silver in 2019. In 2020, …

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Monika Dukarska

Monika DukarskaROWING BIOGRAPHY Monika started rowing in 2008, first rowed for Ireland in 2013 and won World Cup silver and made a European final this year. She is also a two-time World Coastal Rowing champion (2009 & 2016). She is a PhD student in education, with a Masters in innovation and design. Her family moved …

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Ronan Byrne

Ronan ByrneROWING BIOGRAPHY Rowing since 2011 and studying Nutritional Science in UCC. Won gold at men’s single scull at the 2019 European U23s, after qualifying for the Olympics in double and was named World Rowing’s ‘Rising Star’ in September 2019. In 2020 he won gold in men’s doubles at European U23s and bronze in men’s …

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Aileen Crowley

Aileen CrowleyROWING BIOGRAPHY Started rowing in 2010 and has a degree in architecture. Had been rowing with the women’s four but made successful switch to W2 before the 2019 World Championships where she and Dukarska qualified boat for the Olympics. Won silver at the 2021 World Rowing Cup II in Lucerne and 6th at 2021 …

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Emily Hegarty

Started rowing in 2009 and studies biological science at UCC. Won silver at 2019 World U23 Championships in Sarasota and a bronze medal in the Women’s Pair at the U23 2020 European Rowing Championships alongside UCC teammate Tara Hanlon.

Eimear Lambe

Eimear LambeROWING BIOGRAPHY Started rowing in 2012 and competing for Ireland in 2015. First competed internationally at the Coupe de la Jeunesse in 2014 and also raced at the 2014 Youth Olympics. Studied International Commerce and German at UCD. Younger sister of Rio Olympian Claire. OTHER ROWING ATHLETES{{ vc_btn: title=SEE+ALL+ATHLETES&style=outline-custom&outline_custom_color=%2300ed00&outline_custom_hover_background=%23ffffff&outline_custom_hover_text=%23001136&shape=square&link=url%3A%252Fathletes-list%252F&css=.vc_custom_1677079573058%7Bmargin-top%3A+10px+%21important%3Bmargin-left%3A+0px+%21important%3B%7D&el_class=see-all-athletes }} Emily HegartyStarted rowing in …

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Philip Doyle

Philip DoyleROWING BIOGRAPHY Only took up rowing in 2014 while at Queens University studying medicine. Missed 2020 Europeans as he took time out during global pandemic to return to medicine full time in Daisy Hill hospital. Philip and Ronan Byrne qualified the Men’s Double by winning silver at the 2019 World Rowing Championships in Linz. …

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Aoife Casey

Aoife CaseyROWING BIOGRAPHY Aoife started rowing in 2009 and is currently studying Medical and Health Sciences at UCC. Her father Dominic is Rowing Irelands’ lightweight coach. In 2019 Aoife was fourth at the World U23 Championships with Cliodhna Nolan. In 2020 she won silver at European U23s with Margaret, with whom she also won silver …

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Sanita Puspure

Sanita PuspureROWING BIOGRAPHY Sanita is the back-to-back World (2018- 2019) and European Champion (2019-2020) who has never dropped outside world’s top four scullers since 2017. Finished fourth in quarter-finals at her two previous Olympics (2012 & 2016) and was Ireland’s only rower in London 2012. She won bronze in this year’s World Cup II and …

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Paul O’Donovan

Paul O’DonovanROWING BIOGRAPHY Paul has been rowing since he was six. He has a physiotherapy degree from UCD and is currently studying medicine at UCC. Paul and his brother Gary won Ireland’s first Olympic rowing medal (silver in LWx2) in 2016 and he is a four-time world champion; two in Lightweight Single (2016 and 2017) …

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Margaret Cremen

Margaret CremenROWING BIOGRAPHY Margaret has been rowing since 2014 and is studying Sports Science and PE (with Irish) in UCC. Margaret and Aoife Casey won silver at the 2020 European U23 Championships in Duisburg, franking the promise shown when they were also runners-up at the 2017 European Juniors. In 2021 they were fifth in the …

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World Rowing Championships | Final Results

It was an incredible performance from all the crews and Rowing Ireland are returning home with 7 boats qualified for the Olympics and Paralympics and four more medals to add to the collection. Overall Results Lightweight Men’s Double -> GOLD and OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION Lightweight Women’s Scull -> GOLD Men’s Pair -> BRONZE and OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION Men’s Double -> BRONZE and OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION …

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World Rowing Championships | Team Announcement

Watch Fintan McCarthy as he revisits the moment he became Olympic Champion The third video in the mini-docuseries reflecting back on some of the stories behind the Team Ireland Tokyo medallists revisits Fintan McCarthy's Olympic Gold medal moment. The Skibbereen rower along with Paul O'Donovan, will forever be remembered as winning Ireland's first Gold medal …

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European Rowing Championships – Team Ireland

The European Championships in Bled, Slovenia, are over and after a weekend of solid races, Ireland unfortunately won’t be coming home with any medals.   TEAMS LM2x – Fintan McCarthy / Hugh Moore LW2x – Margaret Cremen / Aoife Casey LW1x – Siobhan McCrohan M2x – Philip Doyle / Daire Lynch M4- – John Kearney, …

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ROWING: Women’s 4- Olympic Medal and the High Performance System

This week we released the first of three videos in a series looking at stories behind some of our Team Ireland Tokyo Olympic medals. ‘Blood, Sweat and Tears’ tells the story of the Women’s Four who stormed to an Olympic Bronze medal on the Sea Forest Waterway on a blistering hot day at the Tokyo …

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TOKYO MEDAL MOMENTS REVISITED IN MINI-DOCUSERIES OLYMPIC BRONZE MEDAL IN WOMEN’S FOUR THROWBACK As athletes pass the halfway mark in the shortest Olympic cycle in history, the Olympic Federation of Ireland today launched the first film in a mini docuseries reflecting on some of the Olympic medal moments from Tokyo 2020, a timely reminder of …



ADDITIONAL FUNDS ADDED WITH €115,000 DISTRIBUTED ACROSS 16 SPORTS Following an overwhelming response in applications to the Make a Difference athlete fund that was announced by the OFI Athletes’ Commission earlier this year, the Olympic Federation of Ireland has channelled an additional €50,000 directly to athletes. Athletes across sixteen sports were awarded a total amount …


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