Name: Fintan McCarthy

Event: Rowing - lightweight double sculls

Age: 24

Winning a first national title in 2016, McCarthy's progression then saw him make a European final with his brother Jake in 2019.

That same year in teaming up with Skibbereen native Paul O'Donovan, McCarthy won a gold medal in the lightweight double sculls at the World Championship in Austria. That success saw the pair book their Tokyo ticket.

In 2020, McCarthy took home a bronze in the lightweight single scull at the Europeans in Poznan.

Earlier this year the McCarthy/O'Donovan combination combined to land another gold in the sculls A final at the World Cup II in Lucerne.