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Something in the Water:: How Skibbereen Rowing Club Conquered the World

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Olympic rowers Gary and Paul O’Donovan may be the face of Irish rowing and Skibbereen Rowing Club, and have enormously increased the popularity of rowing in Ireland, but they're just one piece of a much larger jigsaw. Without their club and the people behind the scenes, they wouldn’t be Olympic silver medalists, 2018 world champions, former European champions and, in Paul' ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published December 18th 2019 by Mercier Press
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Deirdre Roberts
A fantastic read... I'm not a fan of sportsbooks but this one is unputdownable. I felt that I was on the banks of the river watching history unfold. Kieran's ability to draw the reader in is a true talent. A must-read book. ...more
Jacob Powles
Mar 28, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A great book for a great rowing club! However, the writing often felt like a matter of fact report and I’m not sure that that style does justice to the powerful narrative that Skibbereen rowing club offers.
Diarmuid O'Donovan
Jun 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Brilliant book, entertaining and engaging... A must read for rowing fans 👍
Annalena Morris
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Best written sports book I've read in a long time ...more
Padraig Mulcahy
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Is there something in the water?
You will have to read to find out.
Thoroughly enjoyable read about a small club taking on the world
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