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)
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.
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.