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#Rowing: Monika Dukarska qualified for the A Final of the women’s single sculls at the World University Rowing Championships in Poznan, Poland. The Killorglin woman finished a clear second in her repechage, with two going through to the A Final. There were B Final places for five other Irish crews: the men’s double sculls and lightweight double sculls and lightweight single sculler Chris Beck and for the women’s four and women’s double. Andrew Goff was set for the C Final in the men’s single.

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#Rowing: Monika Dukarksa placed second in her heat at the World University Rowing Championships in Poznan in Poland today. The Killorglin woman was four seconds behind Lisa Farthofer of Austria in her race. Just one competitor travelled on to the A Finals and the Austrian took this place. Other Ireland crews are also bound for repechages after the first set of heats.

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#ROWING: Ireland qualified two crews for the semi-finals of the World University Rowing Championships today. Shane O’Driscoll and Gary O’Donovan won their repechage of the lightweight double sculls and lightweight single sculler Chris Beck finished third in his to book their places in the penultimate stage of the competition in Gravelines in France. Four other Ireland crews face into repechages today.

World University Rowing Championships, Gravelines, France, Day One (Selected Results; Irish interest)


Lightweight Double Sculls: Heat One (Three to A/B Semi-Finals; Rest to Repechage): 4 G O’Donovan, S O’Driscoll 6:36.85. Repechage (First Three to A/B Semi-Final): 1 G O’Donovan, S O’Driscoll 7:24.14.

Single Sculls – Heat One (Winner to A Final): 5 T Hughes 7:30.79.

Lightweight Single Sculls – Heat One (First Two to A/B Semi-Finals; rest to Repechage): 4 C Beck 7:25.30. Repechage (First Three to A/B Semi-Finals): 3 C Beck 8:15.18.


Four – Heat Two (Two to A Final): 5 N Long, O Finnegan, G Collins, S Dineen 7:23.33.

Lightweight Double Sculls – Heat One (Winner to A Final; rest to Repechage): 2 R Morris, O Hayes 7:24.26.

Lightweight Single Sculls – Heat One (First Two to A Final; rest to Repechage): 5 Sinéad Dolan 8:23.94.



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#WorldUniversityRowing: Monika Dukarska finished fourth in the women’s single sculls at the World University Summer Games at Kazan in Russia today. The A Final was won by Natalia Dovgodko of the Ukraine in six minutes 13.76 seconds. Dukarska, who is from Killorglin, finished in six minutes 27 seconds.

World University Summer Games, Kazan, Russia (Rowing, Irish interest)


Single Sculls – A Final: 4 M Dukarska 6:27.00.

Lightweight Single Sculls – A/B Semi-Finals: 4 A Bulman 6:18.39.

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William M Nixon has been writing about sailing in Ireland and internationally for many years, with his work appearing in leading sailing publications on both sides of the Atlantic. He has been a regular sailing columnist for four decades with national newspapers in Dublin, and has had several sailing books published in Ireland, the UK, and the US. An active sailor, he has owned a number of boats ranging from a Mirror dinghy to a Contessa 35 cruiser-racer, and has been directly involved in building and campaigning two offshore racers. His cruising experience ranges from Iceland to Spain as well as the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, and he has raced three times in both the Fastnet and Round Ireland Races, in addition to sailing on two round Ireland records. A member for ten years of the Council of the Irish Yachting Association (now the Irish Sailing Association), he has been writing for, and at times editing, Ireland's national sailing magazine since its earliest version more than forty years ago