Aifric Keogh (Trinity interview)

As this memorable year for Irish rowing draws to a close, here is a chance to see and listen to Aifric Keogh, one of the Ireland women’s four which medalled at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

 As part of the Trinity Business School Forum, Keogh spoke to Liam Gorman in a ‘Fireside Chat’. The Galway woman is a fascinating talker. She discusses the range of challenges she faced, including the illness which almost ended her rowing career in 2019.

 She talks about the bond between herself, Eimear Lambe, Fiona Murtagh and Emily Hegarty, which was built out of fierce competition. And she explores what drives her – she always wants to be better than her previous best – and why she is targeting Paris 2024: “I think we left that gold medal behind us.”

 If you are interested in top-class sport, it is well worth making time for this encounter.