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Ireland's Men Charge Into World Rowing Final

31st August 2011
Ireland's Men Charge Into World Rowing Final

Ireland’s lightweight men’s quadruple won their repechage at the World Rowing Championships in Bled in Slovenia today with a dominant performance. The crew of Niall Kenny, Michael Maher, Justin Ryan and Mark O’Donovan took the lead by 500 metres and owned the race from there. Four crews qualified from five in this race to join heat winners Italy and Germany in the A Final. This Irish crew, who took silver at last year’s World Under-23 Championships, have made it clear they intend to be serious challengers come Sunday's final.

World Rowing Championships, Bled, Slovenia – Day Four (Irish interest)

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Lightweight Quadruple Scull – Repechage (First Four to A Final; rest to B Final): 1 Ireland (N Kenny, M Maher, J Ryan, M O’Donovan) 5:59.00, 2 Denmark 6:01.10, 3 United States 6:02.14, 4 Hungary 6:09.47; 5 Armenia 6:49.97. Poland did not start.

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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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