Sanita Puspure, in the women’s single scull, and Niall Kenny, in the under-23 lightweight single scull, landed second place finishes in the early finals at the Huegel Rowing Regatta in Essen. Peter Hanily finished fifth in Kenny’s final. Claire Lambe and Denise Walsh won their heat of the under-23 lightweight double. Lightweight single sculler Siobhan McCrohan did not compete, due to medical reasons, according to Ireland performance director Martin McElroy, but it is understood she is set to take part on Sunday.
Huegelregatta, Essen, Germany – Day One (Selected Results, Irish interest)
Lightweight Double Scull – Heat Two: 6 Three Castles/UCC (M Maher, J Ryan) 7:05.04.
Under-23 Lightweight Double Scull – Heat Two: 1 ARC Wurzburg/Deutscher RC 6:49.70; 3 Queen’s/Skibbereen (J Mitchell, S O’Driscoll) 6:55.19.
Under-23 Lightweight Single Scull – Heat One: 1 Austria (M Hager) 7:23.94, 2 UCC (P Hanily) 7:24.36.
Under-23 Lightweight Double Scull – Heat One: 1 UCD/Skibbereen (C Lambe, D Walsh) 7:25.06, 2 Austria 7:26.00.
Single Scull – Heat One: 3 Old Collegians (S Puspure) 8:11.78.
Under-23 Lightweight Single Scull – Heat Two: 7 Trinity (Sinead Dolan) 8:24.78.