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Silver Medal for Ireland at Under-23 World Champs

25th July 2010
Silver Medal for Ireland at Under-23 World Champs

Ireland’s lightweight men’s quadruple scull took the silver medal behind Germany at the World Under-23 Championships in Brest in Belarus this morning. The crew of Niall Kenny, Michael Maher, Mark O’Donovan and Justin Ryan were the main challengers to the Germany, down the course, and an Ireland charge coming up to the finish threatened the eventual winners but could not close the gap. Britain, who finished well were over four seconds back on the Irish.


Silver in Belarus: Niall Kenny, Michael Maher, Mark O’Donovan and Justin Ryan


Under-23 World Championships, Brest, Belarus. Day Four (Irish interest)


Lightweight Pair – B Final (Places 7 to 12): 1 Austria 7:18.73, 2 Hong Kong 7:20.69, 3 Russia 7:23.12, 4 Ireland (P Hanily, A English) 7:28.46, 5 Brazil 7:34.12, 6 Canada 7:36.04.

Lightweight Quadruple Scull – A Final: 1 Germany 6:14.07, 2 Ireland (N Kenny, M Maher, M O’Donovan, J Ryan) 6:15.86, 3 Britain 6:20.06; 4 Italy 6:20.74, 5 France 6:23.26, 6 Greece 6:24.45.

Lightweight Single Scull – A Final: 1 Iran 7:17.93, 2 Britain (P Chambers) 7:19.59, 3 Brazil 7:23.38.


Single Scull – B Final (Places 7 to 12): 1 Serbia 8:15.26, 2 Netherlands 8:15.58, 3 Ireland (L Dilleen) 8:16.60, 4 Czech Republic 8:21.18, 5 Britain 8:22.56, 6 Spain 8:33.38.

Lightweight Double Scull – B Final (Places 7 to 12): 1 Spain 7:43.76, 2 Ireland (C Lambe, S Dolan) 7:44.24, 3 United States 7:44.57, 4 Denmark 7:46.44, 5 Netherlands 7:54.42, 6 Russia 7:54.72.



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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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