#Rowing: Seven Ireland crews have been chosen for the World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, from September 9th to 16th. There are four women’s crews, headed by Sanita Puspure in a single scull. Aifric Keogh and Emily Hegarty will compete in a pair and Monika Dukarska and Aileen Crowley in a double. The lightweight double of Aoife Casey and Denise Walsh, which competed at the European Championships, go forward.
European silver medallists Paul and Gary O’Donovan will compete in Bulgaria, while there is a heavyweight double of Ronan Byrne and Philip Doyle, which will be competing together at this level for the first time. The heavyweight pair of Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll which finished 11th at the European Championships will compete in Plovdiv.
Another crew may be added to the team this week.
Ireland Team for World Rowing Championships, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, September 9th to 16th:
Pair: M O’Donovan, S O’Driscoll
Double Sculls: Ronan Byrne, Philip Doyle
Lightweight Double Sculls: Gary O’Donovan, Paul O’Donovan
Pair: Aifric Keogh, Emily Hegarty
Double Sculls: Monika Dukarska, Aileen Crowley
Lightweight Double Sculls: Aoife Casey, Denise Walsh
Single Sculls: Sanita Puspure
Other crews may be added