#Rowing: The new crew of Patrick Boomer and Fionnan Crowley beat Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan in their second race of the day at the Ireland trial at the National Rowing Centre. Boomer, from Belfast Boat Club, and Castleconnell’s Crowley had just half a second to spare over the Skibbereen men.
The second session was run in bright sunshine and on good water. Chris Kirwan of St Michael’s and Grace Healy of Commercial were the top junior double – though racing from unfancied lane six. The men’s junior double was won by Andrew Sheehan of Lee and Aaron Keogh of Three Castles.
Denise Walsh and Aoife Casey, who may be the Ireland lightweight double for the season, looked impressive, while the under-23 four of Eimear Lambe, Claire Feerick, Emily Hegarty and Tara Hanlon also had a good win.
Sunday’s racing has been cancelled, because of a forecast of bad weather.
Ireland Trial, National Rowing Centre
Pair: M O’Donovan, S O’Driscoll. Under-23: S O’Connell, A Goff
Jun Pair: S Daly/M Campion
Lightweight: P O’Donovan. U-23 Lwt: M Taylor. Under-23: N Hull. Jun: J Kearney
Pair: A Keogh, M Dukarska. Under-23: C O’Brien, K Shirlow. Jun: C O’Sullivan, J Duggan.
Single: S Puspure. Lightweight: D Walsh. U-23 Lwt: K Dolan. Jun: M Curry.
Pair: Boomer, Crowley
Four, Under-23: Goff, O’Connell, O’Rourke, Nolan
Four – Jun: Hume, Reidy, Allen, Siltanen.
Double – Lwt/U23: Sutton, Taylor. Jun: A Sheehan, A Keogh
Single – P O’Donovan. Jun: A Christie.
Four – Lambe, Feerick, Hegarty, Hanlon. Jun: O’Donoghue, Tyther, McInerney, Murphy
Double – Walsh, Casey. Jun: C Kirwan, G Healy
Single: Puspure. (Jun/U23 lwt): K Dolan (u23), E Loftus.