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#Matt McGovern

# matt-mcgovern - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Two-time Irish Olympic sailor Matt McGovern retires

The Belfast native competed at the Olympics in 2012 and 2016.

# matt-mcgovern - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

Victory for McGovern and Seaton clinches spot in 49er medal race

However, there wasn’t such good news for Saskia Tidey and Andrea Brewster.

# matt-mcgovern - Monday 1 August, 2016

'We're hoping for the best but preparing for the worst' - Ireland's sailors on the polluted Rio waters

Matt McGovern and Ryan Seaton are sailing into Rio with high ambitions, and ready for the challenge water pollution poses.

# matt-mcgovern - Friday 19 September, 2014

Two more Irish sailors qualify for the 2016 Olympics

Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern booked their places in Rio earlier today.

# matt-mcgovern - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Impressive World Cup silver medal for Irish Olympic duo Seaton and McGovern

The sailors finished just behind the Kiwi team of Peter Burling and Blair Tuke.

# matt-mcgovern - Monday 6 August, 2012

Sailing wrap: Seaton and McGovern bow out as Murphy comes so close

The 49er duo needed a top ten finish in their final race to make the medal race but were unsuccessful.

# matt-mcgovern - Sunday 5 August, 2012

Sailing wrap: Top ten finish for Star duo as Ireland prepares for Murphy race

Peter O’Leary and David Burrows bowed out of the games with the country’s best ever ‘Star’ class finish.

# matt-mcgovern - Thursday 2 August, 2012

As it happened: London 2012 Olympics, day six

Check in on what unfolded on another action-packed day at the Games.

Sailing round-up: Steady as she goes for star and 49er boats

Burrows/O’Leary and Seaton/McGovern are both in ninth place overall after Thursday’s racing in Weymouth.

# matt-mcgovern - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

Sailing round-up: Murphy reeled in by chasing pack

The Dubliner’s lead at the top of the laser radial standings was cut to two points on Wednesday.

# matt-mcgovern - Monday 30 July, 2012

London 2012: Annalise Murphy leads the way on strong sailing day for Team Ireland

A number of encouraging results have flowed in from Weymouth. Long may it continue.

# matt-mcgovern - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

VIDEO: Seaton and McGovern talk character traits, musical tastes and the lovely lovely Jessica Ennis London 2012 This post contains videos

VIDEO: Seaton and McGovern talk character traits, musical tastes and the lovely lovely Jessica Ennis

The 49er class sailors let their hair down before sailing off across to London.

# matt-mcgovern - Friday 13 July, 2012

London 2012: Introducing... Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern

The duo finished 10th in the Sailing World Championships last year.

# matt-mcgovern - Saturday 9 June, 2012

O’Leary and Burrows secure gold in Weymouth

There was also a bronze for Annalise Murphy while Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern also moved up the overall rankings.

# matt-mcgovern - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Exploration company to sponsor Ireland's Olympic sailors

Providence Resources and the Irish Sailing Association announced a new sponsorship deal for London 2012 today.

# matt-mcgovern - Sunday 18 December, 2011

World Sailing Championships: Tenth for Irish sailors

Matt McGovern and Ryan Seaton were in action at the final day of the World Sailing Championships on Sunday.

# matt-mcgovern - Saturday 17 December, 2011

World Sailing Championships: Irish pair stay in the medal hunt

Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern will represent Ireland in tomorrow’s 49er medal race in Perth.

# matt-mcgovern - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

London, baby: Seaton and McGovern book their Olympic spot

Sailors Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern qualified for the 2012 Olympic Games at the ISAF World Sailing Championships in Perth this morning.