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# ROWING WORLD CUP: Paul O’Donovan continued his remarkable run at the World Cup regatta at Dorney Lake when he finished second in his Semi-Final of the lightweight single sculls this morning and qualified for tomorrow’s A Final.

The 19-year-old UCD scholarship student did not have a very fast start – that fell to Pedro Fraga of Portugal, who blasted away from the field, led all the way and won well. O’Donovan and Andrej Bendtsen of Denmark fought it out for second, with the young Irishman winning the battle before the line.

Ireland’s Katie O’Brien and Keith Connolly finished sixth in the Trunk and Arms mixed double sculls and Tom Kelly was second in the B Final of the Arms and Shoulders single sculls.

World Cup Regatta, Dorney Lake, Day Two (Irish interest)

Men

Lightweight Single Sculls – A/B Semi-Final One (First Three to A Final; rest to B Final): 1 Portugal (P Fraga) 7:21.43, 2 Ireland (P O’Donovan) 7:24.38, 3 Denmark Two (A Bendtsen) 7:25.66; 4 United States 7:36.40, 5 Denmark Three 8:06.62; Brazil did not start.

Trunk and Arms Mixed Double Sculls – A Final: 6 Ireland (K O’Brien, K Connolly) 5:18.84.

Arms and Shoulders Single Sculls – B Final (Places 7 and 8): 2 Ireland (T Kelly) 7:19.08.

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# ROWING WORLD CUP: Paul O’Donovan gave Ireland lift-off at the World Cup Regatta at Dorney Lake this morning. The 19-year-old UCD student, making his World Cup debut, won his heat of the lightweight single sculls to qualify directly for the Semi-Finals. Duncan Grant of New Zealand, the red-hot favourite, took the second qualification place.

Claire Lambe will have to travel the repechage route after a third-place finish in her heat of the lightweight single sculls. With Fabiane Beltrame of Brazil winning well, direct qualification for the A Final rested on taking the second place. Ruth Walczak of Britain grabbed her chance.

Tom Kelly finished fourth in the heat of the Arms and Shoulders single sculls.

World Cup Regatta, Dorney Lake, Day One (Irish interest)

Men

Lightweight Single Sculls - Heat Two (First Two Directly to A/B Semi-Final; rest to Repechage): 1 Ireland (P O’Donovan) 7:13.89, 2 New Zealand (D Grant) 7:17.37; 3 Hong Kong 7:27.67, 4 Korea 7:28.71, 5 Brazil Two 7:30.92, 6 Japan 7:32.49.

Arms and Shoulders Single Sculls – Heat One (First Directly to Final; rest to Repechage): 4 Ireland (T Kelly) 6:31.23.

Women

Lightweight Single Sculls – Heat Two (First Two Directly to A Final; rest to Repechage): 1 Brazil (F Beltrame) 7:54.85, 2 Britain (R Walczak) 7:59.13; 3 Ireland (C Lambe) 8:07.80, 4 Paraguay 8:29.68, 5 Hong Kong 8:34.62.

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# ROWING: John Keohane was the fastest man at the Ireland Trials at National Rowing Centre in Cork today. However, the Lee Valley heavyweight was just nine hundredths of a second ahead of lightweight sculler Paul O’Donovan in the Time Trial. The 19-year-old from Skibbereen was assessed to have a percentage of world’s best time in his grade of 94.8 per cent – albeit with a strong tail wind. The conditions were forecast to deteriorate as the day went on and on-the-water work was done early in the morning.

Time Trial (Selected Results)

Men - Senior/Under-23/Lightweight single sculls and pairs (1900 metres; ranked on per centage of projected world best time for each class). Selected Results.

1 P O’Donovan (lightweight) 6 mins 40.85 (94.8 per cent), 2 G O’Donovan (lwt) 6:50.10 (92.7), 3 J Keohane (heavyweight) 6:40.76 (92.4), S O’Driscoll (lwt) 6:52.87 (92.0), 5 F McQuillan-Tolan/S O’Connor (heavyweight pair) 6:25.33 (91.2), 6 D Neale (hwt) 6:46.49 (91.1), 7 L Prendergast (lwt) 7:04.10 (89.6), 8 J Mitchell/M Wray (hwt pair) 6:35.16 (89.0), 9 A Burns (lwt) 7:07.79 (88.8), 10 A Boreham (hwt) 7:04.84 (87.2).

 

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# ROWING: Paul O’Donovan, who is just 18 and a lightweight oarsman on scholarship to UCD, set the fastest time in the five kilometre time trial at the National Rowing Assessment on Newry canal today. Five other lightweights recorded the next fastest times. The fastest heavyweight was Eddie Mullarkey, in seventh. Junior standards have risen appreciably and two junior 17 athletes, Conor Carmody and David O’Malley, placed 9th and 10th.
Rowing Ireland
5000m Time Trial
25th November 2012
HP Team
Nov 2012
Sex M
Values
Row Labels Time Senior % GMT Age % GMT
Paul O'Donovan (UCD) LMU23 20:07.0 82.8% 84.9%
Niall Kenny (UCCRC) LM 20:16.0 82.2% 82.2%
Mark O'Donovan (ULRC) LM 20:17.7 82.1% 82.1%
Justin Ryan (Skibbereen RC) LM 20:19.1 82.0% 82.0%
Shane O'Driscoll (CIT RC) LMU23 20:19.2 82.0% 84.1%
Gary O'Donovan (CIT RC) LMU23 20:27.5 81.5% 83.5%
Edward Mullarkey (NUIGBC) HMU23 20:38.3 79.1% 80.4%
Stephen Penny (ULRC) HM 20:41.2 79.0% 79.0%
Conor Carmody (Shannon RC) MJ17 20:44.3 78.8% 83.2%
David O Malley (St. Michaels RC) MJ17 20:49.9 78.4% 82.8%
Andy Harrington (Shandon B.C.) MJ18 20:50.1 78.4% 82.8%
Adam Boreham (Belfast BC) HMU23 20:55.2 78.1% 79.3%
Alan Prendergast (Clonmel) LMU23 20:55.9 79.6% 81.6%
John Mitchel (Lee RC) MJ18 20:56.7 78.0% 82.4%
jack smyth (St.Josephs RC) MJ17 20:56.8 78.0% 82.4%
Matthew Ryan (Skibbereen RC) MJ18 21:04.5 77.5% 81.9%
Paddy Hegarty (Skibbereen RC) MJ18 21:15.9 76.8% 81.1%
Matthew Wray (Belfast BC) HMU23 21:18.4 76.7% 77.8%
Kevin Fallon (St.Josephs RC) MJ17 21:21.2 76.5% 80.8%
Daniel Buckley (Lee RC) MJ18 21:22.8 76.4% 80.7%
James Egan (St.Josephs RC) MJ18 21:23.5 76.4% 80.6%
Gareth McKillen (RBAIRC) MJ18 21:23.7 76.3% 80.6%
Jack Casey (Shandon B.C.) MJ18 21:24.2 76.3% 80.6%
Eoghan O'Connor (Castleconnell Boat Club) LMU23 21:25.0 77.8% 79.8%
Fionnan Mcquillan-Tolan (St.Josephs RC) HMU20 21:27.8 76.1% 77.3%
Andrew Bell (UCDBC) LMU20 21:32.3 77.4% 79.3%
Aidan Kinneen (St.Josephs RC) MJ18 21:33.9 75.7% 80.0%
william yeomans (Commercial RC) MJ18 21:41.9 75.3% 79.5%
Evan Stone (Lee RC) MJ18 21:42.1 75.3% 79.5%
Rory O Sullivan (Lee RC) MJ18 21:44.2 75.1% 79.4%
Shane Mulvaney (Neptune RC) MJ17 21:53.3 74.6% 78.8%
Neil McCarthy (Cork BC) MJ18 21:55.4 74.5% 78.7%
Stephen Murphy (Cork BC) MJ17 21:58.5 74.3% 78.5%
Sam McKeown (Portadown BC) HMU20 22:06.7 73.9% 75.0%
Eoghan Whittle (Castleconnell Boat Club) MJ16 22:07.7 73.8% 78.0%
Brian Keohane (Presentation College RC) MJ17 22:07.9 73.8% 77.9%
Eoghan Fogarty (Neptune RC) MJ18 22:08.4 73.8% 77.9%
Aodhan Burns (Skibbereen RC) LMU20 22:09.1 75.2% 77.1%
Niall Crowley (Presentation College RC) MJ18 22:15.9 73.4% 77.5%
James McAfee (Bann RC) LMU23 22:18.8 74.7% 76.6%
James Blackwell (Shannon RC) MJ18 22:21.6 73.0% 77.1%
Andrew GOFF (Waterford BC) MJ16 22:26.2 72.8% 76.9%
Evan Despard (St. Michaels RC) MJ18 22:27.1 72.7% 76.8%
Colm Hennessy (Shandon B.C.) MJ16 22:32.4 72.5% 76.5%
David Keohane (Presentation College RC) MJ17 22:33.1 72.4% 76.5%
Alex Chadfield (Clonmel rc) MJ17 22:34.3 72.4% 76.4%
Luke Carroll (Shandon B.C.) MJ18 22:35.3 72.3% 76.4%
Mark Breen (Lee RC) MJ18 22:36.9 72.2% 76.3%
Ewan Murry (Portora BC) MJ17 22:48.4 71.6% 75.6%
Karl Anderson (Portora BC) MJ17 22:49.6 71.6% 75.6%
Rowing Ireland
5000m Time Trial
25th November 2012
HP Team
Nov 2012
Sean Lonergan (Clonmel rc) MJ16 22:51.1 71.5% 75.5%
Colin Finnerty (St.Josephs RC) MJ16 22:56.4 71.2% 75.2%
Jack Silke (St.Josephs RC) MJ18 22:59.0 71.1% 75.1%
Ben Robinson (RBAIRC) MJ18 23:00.3 71.0% 75.0%
Conor Horan (Neptune RC) MJ17 23:04.4 70.8% 74.8%
Michael Lawless (Colaiste Iognaid RC) MJ18 23:06.4 70.7% 74.7%
Ewan Gallagher (Athlunkard BC) MJ16 23:06.7 70.7% 74.6%
patrick munnelly (Athlone BC) MJ16 23:09.5 70.5% 74.5%
Thomas Cregan (Presentation College RC) MJ16 23:10.8 70.5% 74.4%
Charlie Murray (Cork BC) MJ17 23:16.3 70.2% 74.1%
John Higgins (Presentation College RC) MJ18 23:17.9 70.1% 74.0%
Ger McNamara (Athlunkard BC) MJ17 23:39.1 69.1% 72.9%
Barney Rix (Portora BC) MJ16 24:04.9 67.8% 71.6%
Mike O'HANLON (Waterford BC) MJ16 24:09.9 67.6% 71.4%
Kai McGlacken (Colaiste Iognaid RC) MJ16 24:11.3 67.5% 71.3%
David Neale (UCD) HM 24:23.9 66.9% 66.9%
Kevin Hogan (Colaiste Chiarain RC) MJ16 24:41.7 66.1% 69.9%
Eoghan Walls-Tuite (Colaiste Iognaid RC) MJ16 24:44.3 66.0% 69.7%
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Paul O’Donovan and Holly Nixon won their single sculls semi-finals and moved confidently into the A Finals of the World Rowing Junior Championships at Dorney Lake in England today.

O’Donovan, as has been his pattern in his two races so far, did not make the decisive move until the final quarter. When he drove for the line he had to fight it out with Andrii Mykhailov of Ukraine, and the Skibbereen man won this battle.

Nixon also won her semi-final in much the same way as she had won her heat - with a procession from the start which left the others following well behind.

World Rowing Junior Championships, Dorney Lake, England (Irish interest)

Men

Junior Single Scull – Semi-Final Two: 1 Ireland (P O’Donovan) 7:04.71, 2 Ukraine (A Mykhailov) 7:05.18, 3 Switzerland (A Maillefer) 7:06.03; 4 Zimbabwe 7:06.20, 5 Azerbaijan 7:11.51, 6 Belarus 7:16.93. Afloat.ie

Women

Junior Single Scull - Semi-final One (First Three to A Final; rest to B Final): 1 Ireland (H Nixon) 7:44.21, 2 Latvia (E Gulbe) 7:49.16, 3 Italy (E Coletti) 7:51.31; 4 Japan 7:54.79, 5 Bulgaria 7:58.44, 6 Belgium 8:03.52. Afloat.ie

 

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The Ireland lightweight double scull of Michael Maher and Mark O’Donovan held off Sweden to take second place in the D Final and 20th place overall at the World Cup rowing regatta in Lucerne. Hungary’s Tamas Varga and Peter Galambos were runaway winners. A huge entry of twenty-nine crews started in this event.

Sarah Dolan and Claire Lambe, the Ireland women’s lightweight double, finished fifth in their C Final, placing them 17th of the 24 crews competing.

World Cup Regatta, Lucerne – Day Two (Irish interest)

Men

Lightweight Double Scull – D Final (places 19 to 24): 1 Hungary 6:36.15, 2 Ireland 6:43.77, 3 Sweden 6:44.75.

Women

Lightweight Double Scull – C Final (Places 13 to 18): 1 Austria 7:14.01; 5 Ireland (S Dolan, C Lambe) 7:19.47

Lightweight Single Scull – Semi-Final One (First Three to A Final; rest to B Final): 1 Switzerland (P Weisshaupt) 7:56.1, 2 Ireland (S McCrohan) 7:58.65, 3 Belgium (J Hammond) 8:03.22; 4 Japan 8:09.31, 5 Canada 8:09.80, 6 Hong Kong 8:14.50.

 

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