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Australia Deny Ireland a Final Place

25th August 2009
Australia Deny Ireland a Final Place
Ireland’s top adaptive crew, the legs, trunk and arms coxed four, were just one place off qualification for the A Final at the World Championships in Poznan in Poland this morning. In a repechage which was won comfortably by Canada, Ireland disputed the second of the two qualification places but could not head Australia and were three seconds behind them at the finish. The trunks and arms double scull of Vincent Culhane and Karen Cromie are also set for Friday’s B Finals. They finished fourth in their repechage. 

World Championships, Poznan, Poland.

Day Three (Irish interest) Legs, Trunk and Arms Mixed coxed Four – Repechage One (First Two to A Final; rest to B Final): 1 Canada 3:53.32, 2 Australia 4:02.03; 3 Ireland (E Patten, S Ryan, K du Toit, S Caffrey; cox: A Judge) 4:05.32, 4 Russia 4:05.83, 5 Poland 4:19.51. Trunk and Arms Mixed Double Scull – Repechage Two (First Two to A Final; rest to B Final): 1 Italy (S Toscano, D Stefanoni) 4:46.2, 2 Britain (J Roberts, S Scowen) 4:48.53; 3 Belarus 4:59.39, 4 Ireland (K Cromie, V Culhane) 5:04.83.

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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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