The inaugural Rowing Ireland Awards Night at the Midlands Hotel Portlaoise took place on Saturday, the 18th of November.

The night was a recognition of the fantastic work and outstanding accomplishments of our rowers, coaches, clubs, and volunteers throughout the year.

Congratulations to the nominees and our winners on the night.


  • Volunteer of the Year – Michelle McDonagh
  • Umpire of the Year – Andrew Tubman
  • Women in Sport Advocate of the Year – Aifric Keogh
  • Rowability Award – Steven McGowan
  • Up and Coming Rower of the Year – Alison Bergin
  • Senior Female Rower of the Year – Siobhan McCrohan
  • Senior Male Rower of the Year – Fintan McCarthy
  • Junior Male Rower of the Year – Shane Rafferty
  • Junior Female Rower of the Year – Holly Davis
  • Coach of the Year – Fergus Hannon
  • Club of the Year – The University of Limerick
  • The Presidents Awards – Brenda Ewing and Thor Nilsen

Photos from the night will shortly be available on our Facebook Page.