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Terrific Start for Lambe and McCrohan

28th May 2010
Terrific Start for Lambe and McCrohan

Ireland's young lightweight double scull of Siobhan McCrohan and Claire Lambe sprung a surprise by winning their heat and qualifying directly for the semi-finals at the World Cup regatta in Bled. The Tribesmen/UCD unit led from early on and held off Italy and fancied Poland to take the only place on offer. Cathal Moynihan had earlier qualified directly for the men's lightweight single scull semi-final.

World Cup Regatta, Bled, Slovenia Day One (Irish interest)


Lightweight Double Scull Heats (Winner Directly to A/B Semi-Finals) – Heat One: 1 Canada (D Vandor, C Sylvester) 6:38.60; 2 Austria 6:45.11, 3 Greece 6:50.04, 4 Denmark One 6:51.61, 5 Ireland One (N Kenny, J Ryan) 6:52.15, 6 Denmark Two 7:06.50.

Heat Two: 1 Italy Two (L Bertini, E Luini) 6:35.21; 2 China One 6:37.84, 3 Britain (B Rowe, P Chambers) 6:43.07, 4 Serbia 6:44.57, 5 The Netherlands 6:44.73, 6 Ireland Two (M O’Donovan, M Maher) 6:47.39.

Repechages (First Two to A/B Semi-Finals): Repechage One: 1 United States (J Winter, B De Regt) 6:31.07, 2 Serbia 6:32.36; 4 Ireland One (Kenny, Ryan) 6:39.14.

Repechage Two: 1 Portugal 6:32.58, 2 Britain (Rowe, Chambers) 6:34.40.

Repechage Three: 1 Greece (P Magdanis, E Konsolas) 6:34.37, 2 Slovenia 6:35.83; 4 Ireland Two (O’Donovan, Maher) 6:41.21.

Lightweight Single Scull Heats (First Three Direct to A/B Semi-Finals) – Heat Three: 1 France One (M Goisset) 7:14.17, 2 Ireland (C Moynihan) 7:18.98, 3 France Two (Fabien Dufour) 7:19.93; 4 Uzbekhistan (A Kudryashov) 7:33.93.

Adaptive Events

Legs, Trunk and Arms Mixed Four – Heat One (Winner to A Final): 1 Britain 3:32.63; 3 Ireland (K Cromie, S Ryan, K Du Toit, S Caffrey; cox: L Purdy) 3:38.17. Repechage (Four to A Final): 1 Ukraine 3:42.52, 2 Ireland 3:44.0, 3 Poland 3:45.68, 4 Italy 3:50.87, 5 Russia 3:51.62.

Arms and Shoulders Single Scull – Heats (First Three Directly to A/B Semi-Final) – Heat Two: 1 Ukraine (A Kryvchun) 5:16.13, Spain 5:20.58, 3 Ireland (K Doherty) 5:25.61; 4 France Two 5:33.26, 5 Croatia Two 7:03.24.


Lightweight Double Scull Heats (Winner Directly to A/B Semi-Finals; Rest to Repechages) – Heat Two: 1 Ireland One (C Lambe, S McCrohan) 7:14.84; 2 Italy (E Trivella, E Bello) 7:17.26, 3 Poland (M Kemnitz, A Renc) 7:27.18, 4 Sweden 7:31.89, 5 Russia 7:36.93, 6 Czech Republic 7:41.39.

Heat Three: 1 United States (A Broughton, U Grobler) 7:13.56; 2 China Two 7:24.13, 3 Greece 7:27.90, 4 Spain 7:34.84, 5 Ireland Two (S Dolan, S Clavin) 7:49.32.

Heat Four: 1 Netherlands (R Sigmond, M Head) 7:20.20; 2 China One 7:24.47, 3 Switzerland 7:33.23, 4 Portugal 7:37.61, 6 Ireland Three (D Kelly, S Jacob) 7:39.91.

Repechages (First Two to A/B Semi-Finals) – Repechage One: 1 Poland 7:12.97, 2 Spain 7:15.27; 5 Ireland Three (Kelly, Jacob) 7:31.07. Repechage Four: 1 China One (X Wang, W Huang) 7:13.14, 2 France 7:19.61; 4 Ireland Two (Dolan, Clavin) 7:35.71.

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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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