As part of Women in Rowing week, we are delighted to release our latest podcast in the Rowing Ireland Kinetica podcast series, Women on the Water. 

For this podcast, Niamh Hayes speaks to three extraordinary women with very different backgrounds in the sport of rowing. This conversation highlights the different ways rowing can be enjoyed and the need to keep expanding to be a Sport for All. 

Podcast Guests

Máire Connolly is a master rower in Tribesmen Rowing Club for the last 7 years, having been away from the sport since her college days in UCG. Máire has had a varied and exciting career from working in war zones with the WHO and now as a Professor of Global Health and Development in the School of Medicine at NUI Galway. In the last year, Máire has been an advisor to the Department of Health in our Covid response. She has a particular interest in the health benefits of sport in athletes across all ages.

Alicia Winter, is 17 Years old and from Galway.  Alicia is a Para-Rower and rows with the Galway Rowing Club and CrewBlu. Alicia took up rowing two years ago and has seen great benefits to her physiology since. Alicia is also on the Irish Development Squad for Table Tennis Ireland and has competed internationally for Team Ireland.  

Nuala Lupton was a member of the first women’s crew to represent Ireland at a World Championship in 1975. Nuala has had the honour of presiding over Skibbereen Rowing Club for most of its fifty years!

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