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Fine Performance By Irish Lightweight Oarsmen But Henley Bid Ends

30th June 2012
Fine Performance By Irish Lightweight Oarsmen But Henley Bid Ends

# ROWING: A tremendous performance by a crew including three lightweights won lots of praise but was not enough to see the UCC/London Rowing Club progress in the Queen Mother for open quadruple sculls at Henley Royal Regatta this morning. The headwind conditions did not suit the crew of Rowing Ireland lightweights Niall Kenny, Anthony English, Mark O’Donovan and English heavyweigt Henry Pelly, but they got off to a great start and headed Canadian opponents Victoria City. Even when passed, the men in green came back at their bigger rivals and drew level.The Canadian crew then establised a lead but could not break away until a push in the last 10 to 15 strokes which saw them win by one and three-quarter lengths.

Victoria City were surpise winners on Friday against Danmarks Rocenter, a selected (seeded) crew.

Henley Royal Regatta, Day Four (Irish interest):

Queen Mother (Quadruple Sculls, Open): Victoria City Rowing Club, Canada bt UCC/London RC (N Kenny, A English, H Pelly, M O’Donovan) 1¾ l, 7:24

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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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