Ireland’s Jenny Egan in action in Minsk on Thursday. Photograph: Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters

Jenny Egan has had a fine run this season, with bronze and silver medals in the K1 5,000 metres in World Cup events. Yesterday, however, she came up (...)

Jenny Egan on her way to taking a bronze medal at the canoe sprint World Championships in Portugal. Photograph: Carolyn Cooper.

Jenny Egan took a bronze medal for Ireland in the K1 5,000 metres at the canoe sprint World Championships in Portugal. It was the first medal at this (...)

Jenny Egan endured more frustration when she was just two seconds off a medal at the World Sprint Championships in Milan, only 11 seconds separating the top six. Photograph:  Inpho

After missing out on qualifying for London 2012 by a single place Jenny Egan might have been forgiven for concluding sport was far too cruel and life(...)

Britain’s Lani Belcher, left, and Hungary’s Renata Csay, centre, pull ahead of Jenny Egan, right, as they approach the line in the the Kayak Single 5000m Women final at the 2015 European Games in Baku. Photo: Kirill Kudryavtse/Getty Images

Jenny Egan came within four hundreths of a second of taking a medal for Ireland at the European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan today. The 28-year-old, who(...)

Ireland’s Jenny Egan (right) on the podium with her bronze medal at the European Canoe Sprint Championships in Racice, Czech Republic. Photograph: Rene Volfik/EPA

Jenny Egan took a bronze medal for Ireland at the European Canoe Sprint Championships in Racice in the Czech Republic on Sunday. The 27-year-old was w(...)