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Ireland Four Sixth in Semi-Final at World Under-23 Championships

25th July 2014
Ireland Four Sixth in Semi-Final at World Under-23 Championships

#ROWING: Ireland’s men’s four finished sixth in the semi-final of the World Under-23 Rowing Championships in Varese in Italy today. Romania won well and the other two A Final qualification places went to Spain and the United States, who held off Croatia’s challenge. France, who finished fifth, and Ireland were out of contention by the closing stages and dropped off the pace. Both are set for the B Final tomorrow.    

World Under-23 Rowing Championships, Varese, Italy (Irish interest; selected results)


Four – Semi-Final Two (First Three to A Final; rest to B Final): 1 Romania 5:56.94, 2 Spain 5:59.40, 3 United States 6:00.46; 4 Croatia 6:00.74, 5 France 6:09.41, 6 Ireland (R Bennett, K Neville, F McQuillan-Tolan, R O’Callaghan) 6:19.59.

Lightweight Double Sculls – Repechage Two (First Two to A/B Semi-Finals; Rest to C/D Semi-Finals) 1 Greece (I Petrou, S Ntouskos) 6:32.85, 2 Ireland (G O’Donovan, S O’Driscoll) 6:34.86; 3 Spain 6:36.66, 4 Belarus 6:43.61, 5 Paraguay 6:54.52.

Lightweight Single Sculls – Quarter-Final One (First Three to A/B Semi-Finals; Rest to C/D Semi-Finals): 1 Turkey (E Kusku) 7:10.73, 2 Hungary (D Matyasovszki) 7:12.03, Ireland (P O’Donovan) 7:22.19; 4 Bulgaria 7:27.25, 5 Slovakia 7:35.37, 6 Slovenia 8:03.76.


Lightweight Single Sculls – Repechage One (First Two to A/B Semi-Finals; Rest to C/D Semi-Finals): 1 New Zealand 8:00.05, 2 Germany 8:04,34; Ireland (D Walsh) Did Not Finish

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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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