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# Rowing: Two Ireland crews qualified for A Finals at the Coupe de la Jeunesse in Poznan, Poland, this morning. The junior women’s quadruple of Lucy Taylor, Hannah Scott, Fiona Chestnutt and Margaret Cremen finished second in their heat, and the junior women’s pair of Amy Mason and Tara Hanlon matched them.

 The junior men’s four and quadruple are set to compete in B Finals this afternoon. In their heats, the four finished fourth and the quad fifth.

Coupe de la Jeunesse, Poznan, Poland – (Irish interest; selected results)

Day One


Four – Heat One (First Three to A Final; rest to B Final): 4 Ireland (A Johnston, S Armstrong, R Corrigan, P Kennelly): 6:34.59.

Quadruple – Heat Two (First Three to A Final; rest to B Final): 5 Ireland (N Beggan, B O’Flynn, B Connolly, S O’Sullivan) 6:35.70.


Pair – Heat Two – 2 Ireland (A Mason, T Hanlon)

Quadruple – Heat Two (First Three to A Final; rest to B Final): 1 Britain 6:49.66, 2 Ireland (L Taylor, F Chestnutt, H Scott, M Cremen) 6:54.22.

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#Rowers of the Month: The Afloat Rowers of the Month for August are the Ireland junior quadruple scull which won two gold medals at the Coupe de la Jeunesse in Szeged in Hungary. In early September, the senior team would make their mark at the World Championships, but in August it was the juniors which came away with a five-medal haul. The junior women’s double of Aoife Casey and Emily Hegarty took silver on Saturday and Sunday and single sculler Dervla Forde took bronze on the Sunday. But the most successful crew was the junior men’s quadruple of  Colm Hennessy, Eoghan Whittle, Patrick Munnelly and Andrew Goff. They had also taken gold at the 2014 Coupe.

 Rower of the Month awards: The judging panel is made up of Liam Gorman, rowing correspondent of The Irish Times and David O'Brien, Editor of Afloat magazine. Monthly awards for achievements during the year will appear on and the overall national award will be presented to the person or crew who, in the judges' opinion, achieved the most notable results in, or made the most significant contribution to rowing during 2015. Keep a monthly eye on progress and watch our 2015 champions list grow.

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#ROWING: The Ireland team amassed two silver and two bronze medals on the first day of the Coupe de la Jeunesse, the European Junior tournament, at Bordeaux today. The men’s double of Conor Carmody and David O’Malley and the women’s pair of Oisin and Dervla Forde took silver, while the men’s pair of Brian and David Keohane and the women’s double of Eimear Lambe and Jasmine English finished third in their A Finals. The men’s and women’s quadruples won their B Finals, making it a successful day for the Ireland team.

Coupe de la Jeunesse 2014, Bordeaux, Day One (Finals, Irish interest)


Pair – A Final: 1 France 6:43.72; 3 Ireland (B Keohane, D Keohane) 6:51.36.

Quadruple Sculls – B Final: 1 Ireland (C Hennessy, E Whittle, P Munnelly, A Goff)

Double Sculls – A Final: 1 Hungary 6:25.35, 2 Ireland (C Carmody D O’Malley) 6:28.39, 3 Switzerland 6:32.57.


Pair – A Final: 1 Spain 7:29.19, 2 Ireland (O Forde, D Forde) 7:34.68.

Quadruple Sculls – B Final: 1 Ireland (K Turner, A O’Keeffe, C Beechinor, E Hegarty) 6:53.88.

Double Sculls – A Final: 1 Italy 7:05.55; 3 Ireland (E Lambe, J English) 7:10.30.

Single Sculls – B Final: 3 E Barry.

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#CoupeRowing: Ireland’s Gareth McKillen and Phoebe Mulligan reached A Finals at the Coupe de la Jeunesse, the European junior rowing tournament, at Lucerne in Switzerland today. McKillen, who also reached the A Final on Saturday, finished sixth of 11. Mulligan was also sixth of the 11 scullers who competed. The standard in Lucerne was high and Ireland crews trailed the field in most events.

Coupe de la Jeunesse – Day Three (Irish interest)

Men, Eight – A Final: 7 S Murphy, E Stone, W Yeomans, D Buckley, B Keohane, G McKillen, K Fallon, M Ryan; D Twomey 6:24.59.

Four – B Final: 4 J Smyth, K Fallon, D Keohane, B Keohane 6:44.82

Quadruple Sculls – B Final: 2 Murphy, Stone, R O’Sullivan, Ryan 6:25.88

Double Sculls – B Final: 3 Yeomans, Buckley.

Single Sculls – A Final: 6 McKillen 7:32.44.

Women, Four – A Final: 6 R Gilligan, L McHugh, C Scannell, D Callanan 7:27.01

Quadruple Sculls – A Final: 5 Z Hyde, L Kilbane, E Lambe, K O’Connor 7:21.31.

Double Sculls – B Final: 3 C Beechinor, M McLaughlin 7:46.52.

Single Sculls – A Final: 6 P Mulligan 8:27.97.


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#CoupeRowing: Ireland had a set of disappointing results on the second day of the Coupe de la Jeunesse, a European rowing tournament for juniors, at Lucerne in Switzerland today. Gareth McKillen had the best result, qualifying for the A Final of the single sculls and finishing fifth of six there, ahead of the British representative. The Ireland crews get a chance to compete again tomorrow.

Coupe de la Jeunesse, Lucerne, Switzerland  – Day Two (Irish interest; selected results)


Four – B Final: 4 J Smyth, K Fallon, D Keohane, B Keohane 6:28.88

Quadruple Sculls – B Final: S Murphy, E Stone, R O’Sullivan, M Ryan 6:29.31.

Double Sculls – B Final: W Yeomans, D Buckley did not start.

Single Sculls – Heat Two: 3 G McKillen 7:25.91. A Final: 5

McKillen 7:27.48.


Four – A Final: 6 R Gilligan, L McHugh, C Scannell, D Callanan 7:35.86.

Quadruple Sculls – A Final: 4 Z Hyde, L Kilbane, E Lambe, K O’Connor 7:16.39.

Double Sculls – B Final: 3 C Beechinor, M McLaughlin 7:59.17

Single Sculls – B Final: 4 P Mulligan 8:20.33.

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#CoupeRowing: A junior women’s eight got Ireland’s campaign started at the Coupe de la Jeunesse at Lucerne in Switzerland this evening. The crew of Lauren McHugh, Ruth Gilligan, Daisy Callanan, Phoebe Mulligan, Claire Beechinor, Eimear Lambe, Megan McLaughlin, Kara O’Connor and stroke David Twomey finished fourth in a race won by Britain. The full Ireland team go into action tomorrow and Sunday in this European junior tourmanent. 

Coupe de la Jeunesse, Lucerne Switzerland, Day One (Selected Results, Irish interest)

Women, Eight – A Final: 1 Britain 6:34.19, 2 Italy 6:43.79, 3 Austria 6:49.06, 4 Ireland (L McHugh, R Gilligan, D Callanan, P Mulligan, C Beechinor, E Lambe, M McLaughlin, K O’Connor; cox: D Twomey) 7:05.10.

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# ROWING: A team of 13 Ireland hopefuls will travel to the World Junior Championships this season. Hilary Shinnick and Bridget Jacques team up in a promising junior double scull, and Bernadette Walsh will represent Ireland in the single scull in Lithuania.

Ireland will also take big teams to the Coupe de la Jeunesse in Lucerne, Switzerland, in August and the Home International Regatta in Nottingham in July.


Junior World Championships, Trakai, Lithuania (7-11 August)
JW 1X Bernadette Walsh (Skibbereen RC)
JW 2X Hilary Shinnick (Fermoy RC), Bridget Jacques (Belfast BC)
JW 4X- Fiona Murtagh (Galway RC), Leonie Hamel (Cork BC),
Erin Barry (Bann RC), Jasmin English (Belfast BC)
JM 2X Andy Harrington (Shandon BC), Jack Casey (Shandon BC)
JM 4X- Paddy Hegarty (Skibbereen RC), John Mitchel (Lee RC),
David O’Malley (St Michaels RC), Conor Carmody (Shannon RC)
Coupe de la Jeunesse, Lucerne, Switzerland (2-4 August)
JW 1X Phoebe Mulligan (Portora BC)
JW 2X Megan McLaughlin (Cork BC), Claire Beechinor (Cork BC)
JW 4X- Kara O’Connor (Muckross RC), Eimear Lambe (Commercial RC),
Laura Kilbane (Cork BC), Zoe Hyde (Killorglin RC)
JM 1X Gareth McKillen (RBAI RC)
JM 2X William Yeomans (Commercial RC), Daniel Buckley (Lee RC)
JM 4X- Matthew Ryan (Skibbereen RC), Rory O’Sullivan (Lee RC),
Evan Stone (Lee RC), Stephen Murphy (Cork BC)
The following two crews will undergo further assessment before making a final decision for the Coupe de la Jeunesse team.
JM 4- Kevin Fallon (St Josephs RC), Jack Smyth (St Josephs RC),
David Keohane (Presentation), Brian Keohane (Presentation)
JW 4- Lauren McHugh (Shannon RC), Clodagh Scannell (Shandon BC),
Daisy Callanan (Shandon BC), Ruth Gilligan (Shannon RC).


Home International, Nottingham, July 27th

Men – Junior, Sweep: C Hennessy, L Carroll, E Murray, K Anderson, R McKenna, A Chadfield (plus four to be chosen). Sculling: N McCarthy, E Whittle, K Keohane, D Synnott, S Kearney (plus two to be decided). Women – Junior, Sweep: V Sheehan, Z Madden, K Healy, E Coll, H McCarthy, A Luke (plus four to be chosen). Sculling: S Murphy, K Turner, C O’Sullivan, C Kelly, Z Sohun, A Griffin (plus one other).

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