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All Four Ireland Crews in A Finals After Great Morning at Coupe Rowing

29th July 2017
The Ireland Junior Quad: Barry O'Flynn, Jack Keating, Matt Dundon, James Quinlan. The Ireland Junior Quad: Barry O'Flynn, Jack Keating, Matt Dundon, James Quinlan.

#Rowing: All the Ireland crews at the Coupe de la Jeunesse in Hazewinkel in Belgium will compete in A Finals after a very good set of results in this morning’s heats. 

The Ireland men’s quadruple and single sculler Georgia O’Brien won their heats. Italy and Britain took second and third behind the quad of Barry O’Flynn, Matt Dundon, Jack Keating and James Quinlan. Britain and France followed O’Brien in, securing their places in the final.

 In the men’s four, the Ireland crew of Aaron Johnston, Ross Corrigan, Barry Connolly and Nathan Timoney took third to secure qualification. They had a good second 1,000 metres. In the final 500 they went from fifth to third and beat France and Poland in the battle for an A Final spot.

 The Ireland women’s pair of Eliza O’Reilly and Gill McGirr go into a straight A Final later, with six entries.

Coupe de la Jeunesse, Hazewinkel, Day One (Irish interest)

Junior Men

Four – Heat One (First Three to A Final): 3 Ireland (A Johnston, R Corrigan, B Connolly, N Timoney) 6:23.78.

Quadruple – Heat One: 1 Ireland (B O’Flynn, M Dundon, J Keating, J Quinlan) 6:12.81

Junior Women

Single Sculls – Heat Two (First Three to A Final): 1 Ireland (G O’Brien) 8:10.17.

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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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