Fintan McCarthy



  • Age - 27
  • Club - Skibbereen Rowing Club
  • Event - Lightweight Men's Team


  • Olympics
  • 2020 Tokyo - LM2x
  • European Championships
  • 2023, Bled -
  • 2021, Varese - Italy - LM2x
  • 2020, Poznan - Poland - LM1x
  • 2019, Lucerne- Switzerland - LM2x
  • World Championships
  • 2023, Belgrade - LM2x
  • 2019, Linz - Austria - LM2x
  • 2018, Plovdiv- Bulgaria - LM4x
  • World Rowing Cup III
  • 2019, Rotterdam- Netherlands - LM2x
  • World Rowing Cup II
  • 2021, Lucerne- Switzerland - LM2x

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Fintan is from Skibbereen, County Cork, and started rowing in 2012. Fintan studied in UCC and is a member of Skibbereen Rowing Club.

Fintan’s highlights in rowing include winning his first national title in 2016; making the European Championship final in 2019 with his brother Jake;

In 2023, Fintan won gold in the Lightweight Men’s Double Scull at the World Rowing Championships and European Championships alongside Paul O’Donovan

In 2020, Fintan won the bronze medal in the Lightweight Men’s Single Scull at the European Rowing Championships in Poznan. In 2021, Fintan won a gold medal alongside Paul O’Donovan in the Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls A Final at the Rowing World Cup II in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Fintan made history at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo when he and Paul O’Donovan won Ireland’s first ever rowing gold medal winning the Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls A Final.

Listen to Fintan on the Rowing Ireland Podcast-

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