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Ireland Set Up Chance of a Medal

7th August 2009
Ireland Set Up Chance of a Medal

Laura D’Urso and Lisa Dilleen will compete in the A Final of the women’s double scull at the World Junior Championships in Brive in France. The Donegal-Galway combination comfortably secured qualification today by finishing second in their semi-finalto a runaway German crew, who won by over nine seconds. Italy took the third and final qualification spot. The Czech Republic, China and Romania came through the other semi-final.

World Junior Championships, Brive-la-Gaillarde, France

(Irish interest) Women’s Double Sculls – Semi-Finals (First Three to A Final) Semi-Final One: 1 Czech Republic 7:10.90, 2 China 7:11.03, 3 Romania 7:17.55; 4 Bulgaria 7:22.07, 5 Hungary 7:29.26, 6 Latvia 7:30.77. Semi-Final Two: 1 Germany (J Lier, M-C Arnold) 7:03.18, 2 Ireland (L D’Urso, L Dilleen) 7:12.87, 3 Italy (E Coletti, E Locci) 7:18.73; 4 Greece 7:25.72, 5 France 7:26.33, 6 Ukraine 7:30.29.

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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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