Saturday December 7, 2019

Book review: Something in the Water: How Skibbereen Rowing Club Conquered the World by Kieran McCarthy

A portrait of a community pulling together

17th November, 2019
Gary and Paul O’Donovan of Skibereen Rowing Club celebrate after finishing second in the Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games in Brazil Pic: Getty

SPORT: Something in the Water: How Skibbereen Rowing Club Conquered the World, By Kieran McCarthy, Mercier, €19.95

There are many characters in Kieran McCarthy’s new book about how Skibbereen Rowing Club came to, as its subtitle states in no false boast, ‘conquer the world’.

It would have been easy to write much more about some of them in particular, especially given the personalities and successes of Paul and Gary...

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