NORTHERN IRISH ROWER
Philip arrived late to rowing having represented Ireland as an underage Hockey player in the Europeans while at Banbridge Academy. He switched sports in his second year of his medical degree at Queen’s University Belfast to Rowing where he continued his full-time studies and rowing, eventually breaking into the senior Irish team in 2018 at the World cup in the single scull. He soon joined partner Ronan Byrne coming 9th at the World Championships that same year.
Philip returns to his work as a doctor in the NHS between competitions to comply with his medical license and to keep in touch with the medical world in-between rowing comitments. Working during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Ulster hospital Belfast before returning to row full time in December 2020. He will compete with Ronan Byrne in the men’s double sculls in the Tokyo Olympics 2021.