Sarah Caffrey, who rows at two seat, joined the Irish LTA mixed cox four crew in 2009 and played a key role in their fifth-place finishes in both the 2010 and 2011 World Rowing Championships.

Caffrey will be used to the rowing facilities at London 2012’s Eton Dornay venue as she lives in Barnes and will be hoping her pupils at Linden Lodge school get behind the Irish crew at London 2012, where she will be part of the first Irish team to take part in rowing in the Paralympics.

Age: 36

Hometown: Clonlara, Clare

Disability: visually impaired

Sports classification: LTA