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Ireland Lightweight Double Fifth In Under-23 Rowing Semi-Final

26th July 2014
Ireland Lightweight Double Fifth In Under-23 Rowing Semi-Final

#ROWING: Ireland’s lightweight double scull of Gary O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll finished fifth in their semi-final at the World Under-23 Rowing Championships in Varese in Italy today. The German crew of Moritz Moos and Jason Osborne, who are the defending champions, left the rest of the crews in their wake and won well. O’Donovan and O’Driscoll put the Ukraine behind them by halfway, but could not make it into the top three which would have given them a place in the A Final.

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


Four – B Final (Places 7 to 12): 1 Croatia 6:09.17, 2 Belarus 6:10.60

3 China 6:11.76, 4 Serbia 6:14.24, 5 France 6:15.88, 6 Ireland (R Bennett, K Neville, F McQuillan-Tolan, R O’Callaghan) 6:20.33.

Lightweight Double Sculls – Semi-Final One (First Three to A Final; rest to B Final): 1 Germany (M Moos, J Osborne) 6:39.19, 2 Czech Republic (M Slavik, J Simanek) 6:42.83, 3 Italy (F Gherzi, N Forcellini) 6:42.84; 4 United States 6:44.96, 5 Ireland (G O’Donovan, S O’Driscoll) 6:50.83, 6 Ukraine 6:57.17.

Lightweight Single Sculls – Semi-Final One (First Three to A Final; rest to B Final): 1 Turkey (E Kusku) 7:11.73, 2 Ireland (P O’Donovan) 7:11.91, 3 Italy (F Pegoraro) 7:12.30; 4 Netherlands 7:15.25, 5 Germany 7:17.22, 6 Greece 7:29.74.

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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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