#Rowing: Ireland had more excellent results at the World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam this morning. The men's junior double sculls of Ronan Byrne and Daire Lynch finished third in their quarter-final. They needed to finish in the top three to qualify for the semi-finals and they not only beat Britain into fourth but seriously challenged Turkey for second in a race won by Italy.
The junior women's double of Emily Hegarty and Aoife Casey needed a top-two placing in their repechage to make the semi-finals and they also hit the mark. They were well behind early on, but came through well to beat Mexico comfortably and take second behind Italy.
World Rowing Championships, Rotterdam (Irish interest; selected results)
Junior Double Sculls - Quarter Final One: 1 Italy 6:42.63, 2 Turkey 6:48.34, 3 Ireland (R Byrne, D Lynch) 6:48.41; 4 Britain 6:51.34, 5 Bulgaria 6:59.97, 6 US 7:06.81.
Junior Double Sculls - Repechage Three (Two to A/B Semi-Finals; rest to C/D Semi-Finals): 1 Italy 7:41.14, 2 Ireland (E Hegarty, A Casey) 7:48.29; 3 Mexico 7:50.07, 4 Korea 8:01.83, 5 Norway 8:03.84.