Philip Doyle

NORTHERN IRISH ROWER

SILVER MEDAL – 2019 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Philip Doyle is a Northern Irish rower, who won silver at the world championships in 2019 securing his Olympic spot for the Tokyo Olympics in the men’s double sculls. This was the first Heavy weight men’s medal at world championships since 1974. He won silver at the World cup in Rotterdam in 2019 and again in Lucerne in 2021.

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.

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Olympic rowing hopeful Philip Doyle ‘torn’ after months on the frontline
Christmas was on the doorstep by the time Philip Doyle’s latest eight-month stint as a trainee doctor came to an end, and he could leave Belfast behind for the National Rowing Centre in Cork. A long road stretched ahead of him and, with Tokyo just eight months away, he was already miles behind. Doyle’s spell of ‘foundational’ training had started with four months at the Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry where he was working full-time, including nights. Home was his parents’ house in Banbridge with its makeshift gym in the garage. Tough, but doable.
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Philip Doyle: Rowing and medicine are my two loves in this world
When rower Philip Doyle climbs out of bed at around 5.50am each day, he’s already against the clock. First he’ll grab something light to eat as he’s heading out to his home gym in the garage, which is equipped with machines, exercise bikes and weights. A considerable workout lasts about 90 minutes, and then it’s time for a second, more substantial breakfast. Once that’s done, the trainee doctor drives to Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry, Co Down, where he’s working on a general medical ward. Doyle has to arrive early for his 8.30am shift.
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Phil Doyle // M2x

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Heavyweight Rower // Random food day

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Phil Doyle // Mental Health

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