Tokyo 2020: Team Ireland profiles - Monika Dukarska & Aileen Crowley (Rowing)

Kerry pair qualified for Tokyo at the 2019 World Championships

Monika Dukarska

Age: 31

Event: Women's Pair (W2-)

Titles: World Coastal Champion in women's solo 2009, 2016

Club: Killorglin Rowing Club

From Killorglin, Co Kerry by way of Poznan Dukarska has been rowing since 2008. Currently studying for her PhD in Education, having previously achieved a Masters in Innovation and Design. With Aileen Crowley qualified via the 2019 World Rowing Championships in Linz. She is also is a two time World Coastal Champion in the women's solo, winning in 2009 and 2016.

Aileen Crowley

Age: 26

Event: Women's Pair (W2-)

Titles: European bronze 2020

Club: Old Collegians Boat Club

Crowley has a degree in architecture from UCD. The Old Collegian qualified the Women’s Pair with Monika Dukarska at the 2019 World Rowing Championships in Linz. She had been rowing with the W4 crew but made the successful switch to the W2 not long before the World Rowing Championships. She says her guilty pleasure is sleeping.

Johnny Watterson

Johnny Watterson

Johnny Watterson is a sports writer with The Irish Times