Ronan Byrne



  • Age - 23
  • Club - UCC Rowing Club
  • Event - M2x


  • World Championships
  • 2019, Linz - M2x
  • 2018, Plovdiv - M2x
  • European Championships
  • 2021, Varese - M2x
  • 2020, Poznan - M2x
  • 2019, Lucerne - M2x
  • World Cup III
  • 2019, Rotterdam - M2x
  • World U23 Championships
  • 2018, Poznan - BM1x
  • World Junior Championships
  • 2016, Rotterdam - JM2x
  • World Rowing Cup II
  • 2021, Lucerne - M2x

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Ronan comes from Ballinlough, County Cork. He has been rowing since 2011 and is a member of UCC Rowing Club, where he is studying Nutritional Science.

Ronan had a breakout year in 2019 competing in the Men’s Double with Phil Doyle; at the World Rowing Championships, Ronan and Phil won the silver medal and qualified the boat for the 2020 Olympics. The pair had won the silver previously at the 2019 World Rowing Cup III in Rotterdam. After the World Rowing Championships, Ronan won gold at the U23 World Rowing Championships in the Men’s Single Scull.

In 2021, Ronan won silver alongside Phillip Doyle in the M2x at the World Rowing Cup in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Ronan was named World Rowing’s Rising Star in September 2019.

Guilty pleasure

Playing football with friends

Most likely to say

Sure let there be no panic