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Hot Competition for Irish at Munich Junior Test

7th May 2011
Hot Competition for Irish at Munich Junior Test

Ireland’s young team had two fifth places and one sixth on the first day of the Junior rowing Regatta in Munich. Holly Nixon finished fifth in a high-quality final of the women’s single scull, having won her heat. Paul O’Donovan, who is just 16 and was lighter than his opponents, also won his heat. He found the headwind conditions difficult in the final and finished sixth. The development women’s quadruple scull finished fifth of six crews in their final.

International Junior Regatta, Munich – Day One (Selected Results, Irish interest)

Men

Pair – Heat Three: 4 Ireland (J Cassells, C Black) 7:45.63.

Double Scull – Heat Three: 4 Ireland (A Sheehan, M Monteith) 7:04.19.

Single Scull – Heat Four: 1 Ireland (P O’Donovan) 7:49.44, 2 Slovenia (J Kanduc) 7:57.94.  Final: 1 Croatia (B Gardijan) 7:49.84; 6 Ireland (O’Donovan) 8:09.60.

Women

Quadruple Scull – Final: 1 Britain 7:20.84; 5 Ireland (K Cromie, B Jacques, H Shinnick, K O’Brien) 7:45.19.

Double Scull - Heat Four: 4 Ireland (M Dineen, R Shorten) 8:02.01.

Single Scull – Heat Five: 1 Ireland (H Nixon) 8:46.39, 2 Germany (L Neerschulte) 8:50.06. Final: 1 Netherlands (I Paulis) 9:07.45; 5 Ireland (Nixon) 9:31.02.

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Liam Gorman

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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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