|Born||January 22, 1965 (age 52)
Lowell, Massachusetts, U.S.
She later attended the University of Massachusetts-Lowell from 1984–1988, and graduated with a B.A. in Business Administration. She was on the Varsity rowing team all four years, and in 1987, her team won Bronze at the Varsity Four at the Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia.
1989–1992, Donohoe was a member of the U.S. National Rowing Team with the following achievements:
- 1989 Bled, Yugoslavia World Championships.
- 1990 Tasmania, Australia, World Championships. Silver Metal (women's Eight).
- 1991 Vienna, Austria, World Championships. Silver Metal (Coxless Fours).
- 1992 Barcelona, Spain, Summer Olympics. Silver Metal (Coxless) Fours).
BANYOLES, Spain -- Bobbing up and down at the finish, depleted and gasping, Shelagh Donohoe had no idea where her boat had finished.
"I didn't know if we were first -- or fourth," the Lowell, Mass., oarswoman said yesterday morning, an Olympic silver medal around her neck. "They told us it was a photo finish."The photo was for third, between the Germans and the Chinese. There was no question about second. Donohoe and her mates in the US straight four had it nailed down from the start, when they latched onto world champion Canada and stayed within a quarter-length all the way…
- 1994, coached the U.S. Junior Women's National Team.
- 1994–1996, assistant coach at Boston University and Harvard University.
- 1996 Selected to attend the NCAA Women Coaches Academy.
- 2004, New England Assistant Coach of the Year.
Since 2006, Donohoe has been head coach of the University of Rhode Island women's rowing. With the following achievements:
- 2007, Atlantic 10 Coach of the year.
- 2008, Atlantic 10 championship & coach of the year.
- 2010, Atlantic 10 championship & coach of the year.
- Shelagh was inducted into the U-Mass Lowell's Athletics Hall of Fame, 1993.
- Shelagh was inducted into the Lowell catholic High School Athletics Hall of Fame.
- "Shelagh Donohoe". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.