Gearoid Towey

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Gearoid Towey
Medal record
Men's Rowing
Competitor for  Ireland
World Championships
Gold 2001 Lucerne LM2-
Bronze 1999 St. Catharines LM4x
Bronze 2003 Milan LM2x
Bronze 2006 Eton LM4-

Gearoid Towey (born 26 March 1977 in Fermoy, Republic of Ireland[1]) is an Irish Olympic Athlete and former World Rowing Champion and Trans-Atlantic adventurer.

Towey was born in Cork on March 26, 1977.

He was a member of the Irish team at 4 Olympic Games. He also competed in the Trans Atlantic Rowing Race in 2006.

After graduating from Trinity College Dublin with a degree in Natural Science, and after retiring from rowing at the 2008 Beijing Games Towey trained as an actor in London.

He owns Irish sporting events company, Boldly Go, specialising in adventure races and endurance challenges.

He currently lives in Sydney Australia working with athletes in transition.


  1. ^ "Gearóid Towey". Sports-reference. Retrieved 17 April 2010.