Ireland will send 13 crews to the upcoming World Rowing Championships in Czechia where the duo of Paul O'Donovan and Fintan McCarthy will be defending their lightweight double sculls title.

The pair won gold last month at the European Championships in Munich, with O'Donovan telling RTÉ Sport afterwards that his medical studies might impact his participation at the worlds.

Rowing Ireland have confirmed that, "crew selection is still ongoing and entries... may have slight changes prior to racing," but as of now, the highly successful crew will be representing Ireland at the Racice International Rowing and Canoeing Course.

Sanita Puspure, who won single sculls gold in Austria in 2019, will travel as part of the double sculls pairing alongside Zoe Hyde.

Team Ireland won silver in the men's heavyweight double sculls three years ago. Philip Doyle is retained from that team, but he'll be partnered this time around by Konan Pazzaia.

Elsewhere, Katie O'Brien, who took bronze in the PR2 single sculls in Austria, will be trying to bring back another medal this month. She'll also be competing alongside Steven McGowen in the PR2 mixed double sculls event.

Team Ireland:

PR2 women's single sculls
Katie O'Brien (Galway RC)

PR2 mixed double sculls
Katie O'Brien (Galway RC)
Steven McGowen (Galway RC)

Lightweight men's single sculls
Hugh Moore (QUBBC)

Lightweight men's double sculls
Paul O’Donovan (UCC RC)
Fintan McCarthy (Skibbereen RC)

Lightweight women's single sculls
Lydia Heaphy (Skibbereen RC)

Lightweight women's double sculls
Margaret Cremen (UCC RC)
Aoife Casey (UCC RC)

Women's single sculls
Alison Bergin (Fermoy RC)

Women's double sculls
Zoe Hyde (Killorglin RC)
Sanita Puspure (Old Collegians)

Women's coxless pair
Natalie Long (Lee Valley RC)
Tara Hanlon (UCC RC)

Women's coxless four
Emily Hegarty (UCC RC)
Fiona Murtagh (NUIG BC)
Eimear Lambe (Old Collegians)
Aifric Keogh (DULBC)

Men's single sculls
Brian Colsh (NUIG BC)

Men's double sculls
Phil Doyle (Belfast BC)
Konan Pazzaia (QUBBC)

Men's coxless four
John Kearney (UCC RC)
Ross Corrigan (QUBBC)
Nathan Timoney (QUBBC)
Jack Dorney (Shandon BC)