A rising tide for rowing

With charismatic competitors, gender balance and the backing of big business, rowing could be a worthy and rewarding contender to boxing for fans and sponsors

4th June, 2017
The O’Donovan brothers, Gary and Paul, grabbed a silver medal at the Olympics last year

The sport of rowing has a lot going for it in Ireland. We are an island nation, we value our waterways and we love it when a couple of lads with a twinkle in their eye go head-to-head with giants and come back with precious metal.

Last weekend in the Czech Republic, a glorious Sunday morning produced the kind of medal haul we could normally only dream about.

First, Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll took...

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