The Rowing Ireland team for the 2021 Final Olympic Qualification has been confirmed by Rowing Ireland’s High-Performance Director, Antonio Maurogiovanni.

Three Senior Irish crews will be looking to qualify their boats for the Tokyo Olympics in Lucerne this weekend to add to the four Irish boats already qualified from the 2019 World Rowing Championships. The competing boats are the Men’s Single, Lightweight Women’s Double and Women’s Four.

Daire Lynch will be competing in the Men’s Single in Lucerne. There are twenty-six crews entered to compete in the Men’s Single Scull. There are two qualifying spots available in this category.

The crew of Fiona Murtagh, Eimear Lambe, Aifric Keogh and Emily Hegarty will be competing in the Women’s Four. The Women’s Four will be competing against seven other crews. There are two qualifying spots for the Olympics available in this category.

Margaret Cremen and Aoife Casey will be racing in the Lightweight Women’s Double in Lucerne. There are sixteen crews entered in the Lightweight Women’s Double category. There is three qualifying spots available for the Olympics.

Racing will start on Saturday with the Heats kicking off around 10am. The Quarter and Semi Finals will be on Sunday and the Finals on Monday morning. A full breakdown of times will be available after the draw on Friday afternoon.

Irish Crews

M1x Top Two Finish to Qualify

  • Daire Lynch (Clonmel)

W4- Top Two Finish to Qualify

  • Fiona Murtagh (NUIG)
  • Eimear Lambe (OCBC)
  • Aifric Keogh (UCC)
  • Emily Hegarty (UCC)

LW2x Top Three Finish to Qualify

  • Margaret Cremen (UCC)
  • Aoife Casey (UCC)

Saturday Racing Times (Irish Standard Time)

  • W4- 09:56
  • M1x 11:07
  • LW2x 11:21

Staff Team

Antonio Maurogiovanni – High-Performance Director

Fran Keane – Rowing Ireland Coach (not travelling)

Dominic Casey – Rowing Ireland Coach

Giuseppe De Vita – Rowing Ireland Coach

Feargal O’Callaghan – Team Manager

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