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Ireland Men's Crews Bow Out in B Finals at World Under-23 Rowing

14th July 2012
Ireland Men's Crews Bow Out in B Finals at World Under-23 Rowing

#ROWING: Ireland’s Jonny Mitchell and Shane O’Driscoll finished third in the B Final of the lightweight pair at the World Under-23 Championships in Lithuania. This placed them ninth overall. Argentina, who disputed the lead with Switzerland in the first half of the race, took over in the second, as Switzerland faded. Belarus came through to take second.

The men’s four finished fifth in their B Final (11th overall) in a race won by Croatia. Norway, disputing fourth with Ireland until the final quarter, finished well and took second.

World Under-23 Championships, Trakai, Lithuania

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Four – B Final (Places 7-12): 1 Croatia 6:30.64, 2 Norway 6:34.03, 3 Canada 6:34.42, 4 Czech Republic 6:36.93, 5 Ireland (E Mullarkey, S O’Connor, F Manning, T Lynam) 6:43.49, 6 Ukraine 6:48.40.

Lightweight Pair – B Final (Places 7-12): 1 Argentina 7:39.53, 2 Belarus 7:43.85, 3 Ireland (S O’Driscoll, J Mitchell) 7:46.27.

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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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