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Silver Stars Shine Brightest in July

30th July 2010
Silver Stars Shine Brightest in July

The Afloat Rowers of the Month for July are the men’s lightweight quadruple which took silver at the World Under-23 Championships in Brest, Belarus. Niall Kenny, Michael Maher, Mark O’Donovan and Justin Ryan were part of an Ireland team which performed exceptionally well at the Championships. It was also a bumper month in Irish domestic rowing, with some splendid racing at the National Championships. However, the quadruple were the stars of the show, taking a medal at a major international event. They are the Afloat Rowers of the Month.

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

Rower of the Month awards: The judging panel is made up of Liam Gorman, rowing correspondent of The Irish Times, President of Rowing Ireland Anthony Dooley and David O'Brien, Editor of Afloat magazine. Monthly awards for achievements during the year will appear on and the overall national award will be presented to the person or crew who, in the judges' opinion, achieved the most notable results in, or made the most significant contribution to rowing during 2010. Keep a monthly eye on progress and watch our 2010 champions list grow.

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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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