Rowing Ireland are delighted to announce after a comprehensive interview process that Michael O’Rourke has been appointed to the role of HP operations officer. Michael came on board with Rowing Ireland in 2019 as part of the Sport Ireland Aspire graduate program. Michael in 2020 commenced working with the HP team as Operations assistant and S&C coach. Michael will support HP Director Antonio Maurogiovanni and the HP team with all aspects of HP operations as HP operations officer and will be based at the NRC.

Valerie Hely has joined Rowing Ireland and will be based at the NRC on a part time basis. Valerie has previously worked with the Screen Composers Guild of Ireland and was an Executive Assistant in the Technology and Pharmaceutical industries for well over a decade. She also has a variety of event management and entertainment experience. Valerie will focus on governance support, policies and procedures and other general administrative and organisational tasks.