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Ireland Under-23 Pair and Four Make World Rowing Semi-Finals

12th July 2012
Ireland Under-23 Pair and Four Make World Rowing Semi-Finals

# ROWING: Two more Ireland boats moved into the semi-finals of the World Under-23 Rowing Championships in Trakai in Lithuania today. The lightweight pair of Jonny Mitchell and Shane O’Driscoll won their repechage by leading virtually all the way, while the men’s four came close to matching the feat, finishing second. They won a battle with Norway but were pipped by Ukraine, who mounted a surprise late charge, having been in third for much of the 2,000 metres. All three crews qualified.

World Under-23 Championships, Trakai, Lithuania, Day Two (Irish interest)


Four – Repechage (First Three to A/B Semi-Final): 1 Ukraine 6:12.88, 2 Ireland (E Mullarkey, S O’Connor, F Manning, T Lynam) 6:16.64, 3 Norway 6:18.89; 4 Lithuania 6:24.74.

Lightweight Pair – Repechage (First Three to A/B Semi-Final): Ireland (S O’Driscoll, J Mitchell) 6:51.24, 2 Switzerland 6:51.89, 3 Lithuania 6:55.97; 4 Croatia 7:03.13


Double Scull – Heat Three (First Three directly to A/B Semi-Final; rest to repechage): 1 Austria (M Lobnig, L Farthofer) 7:24.99, 2 France 7:29.62, Ireland (L D’Urso, H Nixon) 7:31.90; 4 Romania 7:42.91, 5 Croatia 7:47.31

Single Scull – Heat One (First Two Directly to A/B Semi-Final; rest to repechage): 1 Denmark (R Quist) 7:49.16, 2 Ireland (L Dilleen) 7:54.72; 3 United States 7:59.12, 4 Belgium 8:05.15, 5 France 8:08.88.

Lightweight Single Scull – Heat One (First directly to A/B Semi-Final, rest to repechage): 1 Cyprus (A Ioannou) 8:07.34, 2 Ireland (C Lambe) 8:12.84.

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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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