British Rowing Statement

British Rowing is deeply saddened to report the death of Ailish Sheehan on Friday, 9 September 2016.


Ailish, a postgraduate student at Goldsmiths, University of London representing the University of London Boat Club, was involved in an accident after the culmination of the 2016 FISU World University Championships for Rowing in Poznan, Poland on Sunday evening, 4 September. Ailish had been competing in the Women’s Four (W4-) at the Championships, where she won a bronze medal.

BUCS, British Rowing and Rowing Ireland are providing support to her family during this difficult time and ask for their privacy to be respected.

British Rowing and the wider rowing family sends their heartfelt condolences to Ailish’s family and friends at this tragic time.

For all media enquiries to BUCS please contact:

Adam Priestley – 020 7633 5080