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Double Joy for Queen's on Day Two at Henley

1st July 2010
Double Joy for Queen's on Day Two at Henley

Queen's A and B crews qualified for the quarter-finals of the Temple Cup for student eights at Henley Royal Regatta, topping off a list of five out of six wins for Irish crews before lunch on the second day of the event. The Queen's A crew were never seriously troubled by University of London, while the B crew did well to beat Nottingham, who had seen off a seeded crew, Newcastle University, in the first round.

 Two Irish crews justified their seeding in the Wyfold Cup for club fours. Commercial beat Vesta, and Muckross overcame Molesey, who mounted a strong challenge. Molesey inflicted the one early defeat on the Irish, when their heavier crew took advantage of the headwind to beat St Michael's in the Thames Cup for club eights. Galway did better in this event, beating Thames Tradesmen. 

Henley Royal Regatta, Day Two (Irish interest)

Thames Cup (Eights, club): Galway RC bt Thames Tradesmen RC 3½ l, 7:11; Molesey BC A bt St Michael’s 2¼ l, 7:03

 Wyfold (Four, club): Commercial bt Vesta RC 1l, 7:33; Muckross RC bt Molesey BC ¾ l, 7:35

 Temple (Eights, Student): Queen’s University A bt University of London A 2 ¼ l, 7:04; Queen’s University B bt Nottingham University 3¼ l, 7:05



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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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