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Rowing Championship Organisers Alter Entry after Challenge

9th July 2014
Rowing Championship Organisers Alter Entry after Challenge

#ROWING: The Irish Rowing Championships, which begins on Friday, have had a slight change to the entry. After a challenge, Rowing Ireland discovered an anomaly in the original tracking system. Denise Walsh, previously entered in the women’s intermediate single sculls, has now been moved up to the senior single sculls.

The Rowing Ireland statement said: Following the publication of the list of entries for the Championship regatta, a challenge was made regarding the eligibility of a competitor. Having checked the rower’s record, it was discovered that U23 wins (clearly described as senior in the GL documents) on the old Tracker system were not being included in the points calculation as they had to be set-up as “invitation” on the old system. A review was subsequently carried out of all rowers who might be impacted by this issue.  Approximately thirty rowers were effected and all have had their records altered to reflect the U23 wins. Only two were found to be entered in Championship events for which they were not eligible.

Having considered the matter, the Board of Rowing Ireland decided that as the two rowers had entered the Championship events in good faith, it was only fair to permit the two rowers to move to a Championship grade at which they are eligible to compete. One of the rowers has opted to scratch from the event for which he is not eligible. The other rower has been moved to the WS1X. As a result there will be an additional entry in the WS1X which did not appear on the original list of entries.

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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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