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Paddy Dooley

Full name: Patrick O. "Paddy" Dooley
Gender: Male
Born: March 27, 1926 in Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Died: December 12, 2008 in Nenagh, Tipperary, Ireland
Affiliations: UCD, Dublin (IRL)
Country: IRL Ireland
Sport: Rowing


Paddy Dooley was the stroke of the Irish Olympic eight in the 1948 Olympic Games in London. One of six Dublin University students that formed part of Ireland’s first Olympic rowing crew, Dooley began rowing on the River Shannon in Limerick. He was chosen for the Irish team the University crew he both captained and stroke won national championships in both 1947 and 48.

After leaving University he set up a successful catering business in Limerick and coached local rowing crews in his spare time. Dooley sold his business in 2000 and returned to rowing as founder of the Limerick Masters Rowing Club. A week before his death at the age of 82, Dooley acted as coxswain in a masters competition.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 22 London Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Ireland IRL 2 h3 r2/4

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1948 Summer 22 London Rowing Ireland IRL Round One Repêchage Heat Three 6:32.5
1948 Summer 22 London Rowing Ireland IRL Round One Heat Three 6:30.6
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