Skibbereen lightweight rower Denise Walsh awarded an Olympic Council of Ireland scholarship

Skibbereen rower, Denise Walsh has been awarded an Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) scholarships aimed at maximising the medal potential in Tokyo. The scholarship, worth around £460 a month is funded primarily by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and topped up by the OCI.

Walsh is Ireland’s top lightweight sculler winning silver medals from World Cup 1 at Belgrade and the European Championships in the Czech Republic earlier this year. Now working on her sculling in the single she is eying a place back in the LW2x, an Olympic class boat she missed out on for Rio.  Walsh lost her place to Sinead Jennings who went to the Olympics with Claire Lambe and came 6th in the LW2x A final.

Denise Walsh of Skibbereen and Rowing Ireland

Denise Walsh at Skibbereen Rowing Club ©The Southern Star

Walsh told the Irish Times yesterday that Tokyo would be the pinnacle of her career, “The World Championships too, but the Olympics will always be the main thing. It’s such an unreal experience, all the countries coming together. Fair enough you have the Worlds and Europeans, but the Olympics are still the highlight.”

 

2017-11-29T07:55:49+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Categories: Athlete, News, Olympics|Tags: , |