#Rowing: Trinty lost out to Syracuse University and Neptune to Gloucester at Henley Royal Regatta today. Both victors were seeded crews; they were much heavier than their rivals from Ireland.
For the Temple Cup, Trinity lost William Doyle to a back injury after the first race and flew in Sean Canning, who replaced him. They came up against one of the top-ranked American crews in orange-clad Syracuse, who justified favouritism with a pillar-to-post win.
In the Fawley for junior quadruples, Neptune never gave up, but they, too, were fighting a losing battle from early on. They made Gloucester work – but the English crew were stronger.
Henley Royal Regatta, Day Two (Selected Results; Irish interest)
Thames Cup (Eights, Club): Cork Boat Club bt London RC ‘A’ 1 ¾ l.
Temple Cup (Eights, College): Syracuse University (US) bt Trinity 2½l; Yale University (3 D Lynch) bt Bath University 2¾ l.
Fawley (Quadruple, Junior): Gloucester RC ‘A’ bt Neptune 1 1/3 l.
Double Sculls (Open): S Cox, T Oliver bt JJP Keech and JA Dunley 1 ¼ l.