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# ROWING: Ireland’s Chris Black and Joel Cassells must negotiate a repechage to make the A/B semi-finals of the junior men’s pair at the World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv in Bulgaria. The Bann crew found themselves in the fastest heat of four this morning and finished fourth. Romania set the pace and won in a quick time of six minutes 46.98 seconds despite the challenge of Germany and Ireland over the first half of the race. Poland took over from Ireland in third in the closing stages and held off a late push by Black and Cassells.  

World Senior and Junior Rowing Championships, Plovdiv, Bulgaria – Day Two (Irish interest)


Junior Pair – Heat Three (Winner directly to A/B Semi-Final; rest to repechages): 1 Romania 6:46.98, 2 Germany 6:53.83, 3 Poland 6:58.00, 4 Ireland (C Black, J Cassells) 6:59.13, 5 Estonia 7:13.74.

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# ROWING; Four Ireland crews have been chosen to represent Ireland at junior level at the World Senior and Junior Championships in Plovdiv in Bulgaria in August. The men's single of Paul O'Donovan and the pair of Joel Cassells and Chris Black will be joined by Kate O'Brien in the junior women's single and a junior women's quadruple. The teams for the Coupe de la Jeunesse and the Home Internationals have also been picked. 

JM1X Paul O’Donovan (Skibbereen RC)
Coach: Teddy O’Donovan
JW 1x Kate O’Brien (St.Michael’s RC)
Coach : HP Team
JM2‐ Joel Cassells (Bann RC)
Chris Black (Bann RC)
Coach: Seamus Reynolds
JW4X‐ Bridget Jacques (Belfast Boat Club)
Hilary Shinnick (Fermoy RC)
Katie Cromie (Portora BC)
Bernadette Walsh (Skibbereen RC )
Coaches: Derek Holland , Nathan Adams
Team Manager: Martin McElroy
Lead Coach : Derek Holland
Details regarding the Junior World Rowing Championships can be found at‐world‐rowing‐senior‐and‐juniorchampionships
JM4‐ Henry Millar (Portora BC)
Lloyd Seaman (Portora BC)
Finnion Tolan (St. Joseph’s RC)
James Egan (St. Joseph’s RC)
Coaches: Derek Holland , David Ewart
JM2X Andrew Griffin (Neptune RC)
David Quinlan (Castleconnell BC)
Coaches: John Holland
JM4X Aodhan Burns (Skibbereen RC)
John Mitchell (Lee RC)
Jack Casey (Shandon BC)
Paddy Hegarty (Skibbereen RC)
Coaches: John Holland , Teddy O’Donovan
JW4x Aileen Crowley (Muckross RC)
Lucie Litvack (Belfast Boat Club)
Sarah Allen (Bann RC)
Sarah Higgins (Cork BC)
Coach: Nathan Adams
JW2‐ Brooke Edgar (Bann RC)
Aoife Cooper (Muckross RC)
Coach: Seamus Reynolds
Team Manager: Clare Cox
Lead Coach: Derek Holland
Details regarding the Coupe de la Jeunesse can be found at‐us/competicio/rem2012/inici.aspx
JM4‐ / JM 8+ William Yeomans (Commercial RC)
Colm O’Riada (Commercial RC)
Gary Thornton (Portora BC)
Chris Alcorn (Bann RC)
JM4+/ JM8+ Eric McEvoy (St.Josephs RC)
Aiden Kinneen (St.Josephs RC)
Kevin Keohane (Presentation College)
Niall Crowley (Presentation College)
JM2‐ Shane Walsh (Galway RC)
Alan Murtagh (Galway RC)
Colm Connelly – Cox (St. Joseph’s RC)
Coaches: John Walsh, Jamie Bradley
JM4X‐ Matthew Ryan (Skibbereen RC)
Andy Harrington (Shandon RC)
Daniel Buckley (Lee RC)
Paudie Leonard (Skibbereen RC)
Coach : David O’Donovan
JM2X Andrew Bell (Colaiste Iognaid)
Patrick Boomer (Methodist College )
JM1X David O’Malley (St.Michaels’s RC)
Coach: James Boomer
JW4‐ / JW8+ Ruth Gilligan (Shannon RC)
Lauren McHugh (Shannon RC)
Ruth Cummins (Galway RC)
Kellie Wade (Galway RC)
JW4+ / JW8+ Hanna McCarthy (St.Michael’s RC)
Hanna O’Sullivan (St.Michael’s RC)
Emily Hutchinson (Bann RC)
Fiona Murtagh (Galway RC)
JW2‐ Kara O’Connor (Muckross RC)
Jasmine English (Methodist College)
Affric O’Regan Cox (Galway RC)
Coach: Iain Cumiskey, Michael O’Callaghan
JW 4x Leonie Hamel (Cork BC)
Megan McLaughlin (Cork BC)
Rosin Merz (Shandon RC)
Laura Coleman (Shandon BC)
Coach: David O’Donovan
JW 2x Kathrine Cremin (Muckross RC)
Sadbh Cassidy (Neptune RC)
JW 1x Ella Ciallis (Skibbereen RC)
Coach: Cathal Moynihan
Team manager: Lisa O’Callaghan
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#ROWING: Chris Black and Joel Cassells did themselves no harm in the hunt for selection on the Ireland team for the World Junior Championships when they won their final at Munich Junior Regatta today. Each heat of this event was run as a final, but Black and Cassells won their heat easily and were by far the fastest pair of the day.

Munich Junior International Regatta (Selected Results)



Pair (each heat run as a final) – Heat Three: 1 Ireland (C Black, J Cassells) 6:49.27; Heat Four: 2 Ireland (H Millar, L Seaman) 7:05.59.

Double Scull – Heat Six: 6 Ireland (A Griffin, D Quinlan) 6:56.61.

Single Scull – Heat One: 4 Ireland (P O’Donovan) 7:19.82.


Quadruple – Heat Two: 2 Ireland (B Walsh, H Shinnick, K Cromie, B Jacques) 6:55.22. Final: 5 Ireland 6:48.64.

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#ROWING: Two Irish single scullers reached A Finals on the first day of the the huge Munich Junior Regatta. Bridget Jacques finished fifth in a race won by world junior champion Anne Beenken of Germany. Beenken pipped Jacques’s fellow Northern Irish woman Holly Nixon for gold last year at the World Championships.

Paul O’Donovan, who finished fourth at those Championships, had a rare off-day in his final today and finished sixth.

Munich Junior International Regatta (Day One, Selected Results)


Four – Heat One: 4 Ireland (L Seaman, H Millar, C Black, J Cassells) 6:20.86. B Final: 3 Ireland 6:24.24.

Single Scull - Heat Four: 1 Ireland (P O’Donovan) 7:15.42. Final: 1 Czech Republic (M Plocek) 7:06.20; 6 Ireland (O’Donovan) 7:34.26.


Single Scull – Heat Two: 1 Ireland (B Jacques) 8:01.96. Heat Three: 3 Ireland (B Walsh) 8:19.20. Final: 1 Germany (A Beenken) 7:53.78; 5 Ireland (Jacques) 8:07.97.

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