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NUIG and Fermoy lose out at Henley

4th July 2009

NUIG and Fermoy made their exits from Henley Royal Regatta at the semi-final stage today. In the Britannia for coxed fours, Fermoy came up against a heavier crew in Agecroft, who took the lead early and held off the Irish crew’s challenges to win by two thirds of a length. NUIG swapped the lead with a slick Isis unit in the early stages of the Visitors’ Cup for coxless fours, but struggled with their steering. Isis, stroked by Irishman Martin Walsh, won by three and three-quarter lengths. 

Henley Royal Regatta (Irish interest) Saturday (Semi-Finals) Visitors’ Cup (Intermediate Four): Isis bt NUIG 3¾l, 7:09. Britannia Cup (Club Four, coxed): Agecroft bt Fermoy 2/3 l, 7:32.
Liam Gorman

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Liam Gorman is a writer and reporter. He is the co-author of Little Lady, One Man, Big Ocean, published in the United States and Canada as Crossing the Swell. He is the rowing correspondent of the Irish Times.  

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