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Ireland Rowing Pair Qualify for World Under-23 Semi-Finals

25th July 2013
Ireland Rowing Pair Qualify for World Under-23 Semi-Finals

#WorldUnder-23Rowing: Ireland took its second good result of the morning as the men’s pair of Seán O’Connor and Fionnán McQuillan-Tolan qualified for the semi-finals with second behind Australia at the World Under-23 Rowing Championships in Linz in Austria.

Angus Moore and Alexander Hill laid down a marker with a stunning win, but there was just one other direct qualification place and the Ireland crew won their battle with Russia for this – they finished over five seconds ahead of the Russians.

World Under-23 Rowing Championships, Day Two (Irish interest, selected results)

Men

Pair – (First Two Directly to A/B Semi-Finals; rest to Repechage) – Heat Two: 1 Australia (A Moore, A Hill) 6:37.37, 2 Ireland (S O’Connor, F McQuillan-Tolan) 6:49.15; 3 Russia 6:54.42, 4 Venezuela 7:05.10, 5 United States 7:09.48, 6 Estonia 7:15.64.

Women

Lightweight Single Sculls – (First Two Directly to A/B Semi-Finals; rest to Repechage) – Heat One: 1 Belgium (E Peleman) 7:46.06, 2 Ireland (D Walsh) 7:50.87; 3 Croatia 7:52.54, 4 Germany 8:00.47, 5 Israel 8:04.22, 6 Argentina 8:06.23.

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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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