Showcasing our Role Models


We can’t underestimate the value of the volunteers in our sport. In this Women in Coaching Spotlight series, we showcase the female contributors to rowing in Ireland.

Read about our sport’s hidden role models – why they got involved; the highlights of their time in the sport; and their advice to others thinking about getting involved.

Kathryn Wall

Kathryn hails from Carlow Rowing Club and has been involved with the sport for 30 years rowing as a junior and now returning to coaching.

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Jennifer Cunningham

Jen Cunningham, is currently the captain of Grainne Mhaol and the NUIG Rowing Development Officer. Having joined the sport of rowing after years of being involved in Hockey.

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Lisa O’Callaghan

Lisa has been involved in rowing since a junior and competed for Waterford Boat Club. Lisa brings a wealth knowledge to the Board of Rowing Ireland and many committee's.

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Emily Dulohery

Emily competed for Ireland as a junior and returned to live in Skibbereen after the Rio Olympics. She is a community coach with Get Rowing and a participant on the HP pathway.

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Gillian McCaughtry

Gillian has been coaching since 1990's and is a coach with Get Rowing programme, well known on the bank in Belfast for her coaching skills and committment.

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Jo Aungiers

Jo brings vast sporting experience to Enniskillen Boat Club. Originally coming from other sports, Jo has learnt there is more than technical knowledge to making a good coach!

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Anouk Delimata

Anouk has been involved in rowing since in the 1990s competing for Castleconnell. Now she has returned back to the water in supporting her alma mater.

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Heidi Giles

Heidi of Tralee RC, brings endless energy and enthusiasm to her coaching since she started, 8 years ago.

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Meghan Hunter

Meghan is a full-time coach and Rowing Development Officer with Queen’s University BC

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