Micahel O’Rourke – Rowing Ireland

Michael O’Rourke is the High-Performance Operations Officer with Rowing Ireland.

He started with Rowing Ireland in 2019 as the Aspire Graduate with the Sport Ireland Programme and was kept in a role working with the high-performance team, in the specific area of strength and conditioning.

He was promoted to his current role in February of 2022.

Throughout his time with Rowing Ireland he has worked as administrator, strength and conditioning and team manager for the Senior, U23 and Junior rowers.

He was part of the highly successful Tokyo Olympics team.

O’Rourke graduated from Waterford Institute of Technology in 2017 with a degree in Recreation and Sport Management before securing a Masters from Limerick Institute of Technology in Strength and Conditioning, Sport and Exercise.

He is also an accomplished triathlete and has competed at numerous triathlons around the country.


Check out previous nominees for the Sport for Business 30 Under 30…

This annual list identifies those under the age of 30 who are making a mark in the business of sport in 2022. It is compiled with the ongoing support of PwC, ‘where potential becomes success’.

The criteria for nomination is that they should either be working in a role that sees them playing a significant part in sports administration, sports marketing or the commercial world of sport; or that they are a graduate of an Irish third-level institution and making their mark on the international stage, and that they were born in or after 1992.