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Cassells Wins at Henley With Impressive Oxford Brookes

6th July 2014
Cassells Wins at Henley With Impressive Oxford Brookes

#ROWING: Joel Cassells was part of the Oxford Brookes eight which won the Temple Challenge Cup for student eights at Henley Royal Regatta today by beating Brown University from the United States. The time of six minutes 29 seconds was fast – bettered only in the Temple this year by Brookes’s time in the semi-final when they beat Cornell University by half a length. Cassells, a 20-year-old oarsman from Coleraine, competed for Ireland at the World Junior Championships and, in a pair with fellow Bann clubman Chris Black, won gold twice at the Coupe de la Jeunesse in 2011.

Henley Royal Regatta, Finals (Irish interest)

Temple Challenge Cup (Men’s Student Eight): Oxford Brookes A bt Brown University 2¾l, 6:29

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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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