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#Rowing: Pararower Karol Doherty qualified for the C Final at the Paralympic Qualification Regatta in Gavirate in Italy, put was forced to pull out due to illness. The Derry man finished fifth in his heat and fifth in repechage. Just the top two in the A Final will qualify for the Paralympic Games in September in Rio de Janeiro.  

 Good news for the Ireland paralympic team is that the classification for Catherine McKeon has been completed.

Published in Rowing

#ROWING: Katie O’Brien from Galway won on her debut at Women’s Henley today. The 17-year-old pararower from the Tribesmen club won the Arms and Shoulders single scull, beating Claire Connon from Cantabrigian by three lengths.

O’Brien represented Ireland in the 2013 World Cup at Dorney Lake, partnering Keith Connolly in the Trunk and Arms mixed double scull.

The young pararower has said her long-term ambition is to compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, in the Trunk and Arms discipline, where the only event is a mixed double scull.

Women’s Henley (Finals; Irish interest):

Trunk and Arms Single Sculls: Tribesmen (K O’Brien) bt Cantabrigian (C Connon) 3l, 4 minutes 39 seconds.

Published in Rowing

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