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Ireland's Rower of the Year Award
Paul O'Donovan and Fintan McCarthy
Ireland’s two world champion crews of 2019 are the Afloat Rowers of the Year. Sanita Puspure defended her title in the women’s single sculls, while Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy proved themselves the best lightweight double in the world.  Paul…
#Rowing: The Afloat Rower of the Year 2018 is Sanita Puspure. The Old Collegians competitor proved herself the best single sculler in the world. She took silver at the World Cup regattas in Belgrade and Lucerne, running the defending champion,…
#Rowers of the Year: The Afloat Rowers of the Year for 2017 are Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan. The two formed the Ireland lightweight pair which won European and World Championship gold. They also won gold in each of the…
Gary and Paul O'Donovan, Olympic silver medallists.
#Rowers of the Year: The Afloat Rowers of the Year for 2016 are Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan. Between them they brought Ireland two gold medals and two silvers at top international events in 2016.  The highlight was the silver…
#Rowing: The Afloat Rowers of the Year for 2015 are the Ireland men’s and women’s lightweight double sculls who qualified their boats for the Olympic Games in 2016. Claire Lambe and Sinéad Jennings needed to finish in the top 11…
Paul O'Donovan is Afloat Rower of the Year for 2013
# RowerOfTheYear: Paul O’Donovan is the Afloat Rower of the Year for 2013. The scholarship student at UCD raced to a bronze medal in the lightweight single sculls the World Under-23 Championships at Linz-Ottensheim in Austria in July. The previous…
Ireland Olympian Puspure is Afloat Rower of the Year
# ROWING: Sanita Puspure is the Afloat Rower of the Year for 2012. Puspure made the A Final as a single sculler at World Cup Regattas in Belgrade and Munich and did wonderfully well to qualify as the sole Ireland…
Holly Nixon is Afloat Rower of the Year 2011
#ROWING – Holly Nixon is the Afloat Rower of the Year for 2011. The Enniskillen woman won the Afloat Rower of the Month award for August after making history by becoming the first Ireland rower to medal at the World…
Quadruple Scull Named Rowers of the Year
It was a good year for Irish rowing: among the highlights were an Ireland eight taking bronze at the World University Championships; John Keohane winning the single sculls title at the World Coastal Rowing Championships; Siohan McCrohan and Claire Lambe…
Dilleen and D'Urso Are Rowers of the Year
Lisa Dilleen and Laura D’Urso are the winner's of Afloat's inaugural Rowers of the Year for 2009. Competing as a double scull, they put Ireland on the map at the World Junior Championships in Brive in August, reaching the final…

 

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