Ireland finish out the 2024 World Cup with three medals and a seventh place finish on the medal table in Poznan.

Phil Doyle (Belfast BC) and Daire Lynch (Clonmel RC) claim gold in the Men’s Double. After missing out on World Cup II because of injury, Doyle and Lynch have returned to the international scene in style. In an extremely tight race, with all six crews crossing the 1500 meter mark within three seconds of each other, it was Ireland who lit the spark first and broke away from the pack. Once they were away there was no catching the Irish duo as they stormed to the line to take first place.

The Women’s Pair of Fiona Murtagh and Aifric Keogh finished out their World Cup as they started, pocketing another silver medal. 2023 World silver medallists, Annabelle Mcintyre and Jessica Morrison from Australia, took the early lead, leaving Ireland and Denmark to go bowball to bowball for second and third place. Posting their fastest split in the final quarter of the race, Murtagh and Keogh came out on top to take the silver medals, finishing seven seconds behind the Australians.

It’s 10th place overall for Konan Pazzaia in the Men’s Single after a fourth place finish in the B Final. Pazzaia put down a very strong start, leading the field of scullers through the halfway point. It was from here that Pieter Van Veen from the Netherlands made his move and quickly shot up from fourth place to first. Pazzaia held on to the group finishing just three seconds behind the leader but in fourth position.

With the World Cup now coming to a close, it’s now all eyes on the Olympic Games, where 16 of Rowing Ireland’s HP athletes will take to the water in Paris in just five weeks time.

World Cup III Results

  • Men’s Double – GOLD
  • Women’s Pair – SILVER
  • PR2 Men’s Single (O’Donnell) – SILVER
  • PR2 Men’s Single (McGowan) – 4th
  • Men’s Pair – 8th
  • Men’s Single – 10th