Leah O’Regan

Junior | JM4+

Next race: Junior World Championships, Tokyo 2019

How did you get into rowing?

I was always very sporty and I had a particular interest in water sports. I wanted to try something challenging that I hadn’t done before. I joined Shandon Boat Club in 2015 when I was in second year, and I haven’t looked back since.

How does it feel to represent Ireland in rowing?

For me it is a huge honour and privilege to represent my country. I train with my club Shandon 6 to 7 days a week, and over recent years the club has been had a lot of successes, which drives all of the club members to achieve our personal best. This is very much encouraged by our coaches, without whose dedication and support I wouldn’t have achieved this huge honour.

What are your future goals in rowing?

As of now my primary focus is on the world championships and for the boys and I to achieve our best. After this, I’d like to continue to grow and improve in the sport that I love and I’m excited to see what the future might bring.

When not rowing, what do you do in your spare time?

When I have spare time I love to sail, and I have been sailing since I was quite young. I sail for fun rather than competitively.