The death of Ailish Sheehan has been described by the Mayor of Limerick as a "sad tragedy".
The 23-year-old rower passed away in Poland yesterday, from injuries she sustained in a fall on Sunday.
Ailish had been competing in World University Championships for Rowing in Poznan, where she had won a bronze medal.
Ailish, who was studying design in England was at the championships representing the University of London Boat Club.
The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Kieran O'Hanlon is a member of the club where Ailish rowed in Limerick city.
Cllr O'Hanlon says the rising sports star was adored and loved by everybody at St Michael's Rowing Club.
"Limerick is a great sporting city and county, and St Michael's Rowing Club that she was a member of … it's like a family unto itself because there's so many young and old people who are active in the club," he said.
"Ailish was absolutely adored and loved by everybody there."