#Rowing: Ireland crews contended in four A Finals on Sunday in the Memorial Paolo d’Aloja in Italy. There were two close-up fourth places: the lightweight men’s double of Jake McCarthy and Fintan McCarthy lost bronze to Portugal in the closing stages of their race, while the novel four of Tara Hanlon, Sanita Puspure, Aifric Keogh and Monika Dukarska fought to prevent a 1-2-3 of Romania crews in their race but missed out. The four of Claire Feerick, Emily Hegarty, Aileen Crowley and Claire Lambe were fifth.
Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne were on the pace in the men’s double, but finished fifth, while Cliodna Nolan and Lydia Heaphy took sixth in the lightweight women’s double sculls.
Memorial Paolo d’Aloja, Piediluco, Italy, Finals (Irish results; selected)
Double – A Final: 3 P Doyle, R Byrne 6:33.90.
Lightweight Double Sculls – A Final: 3 F McCarthy, J McCarthy 6:38.43.
Pair – A Final: 5 A Keogh, M Dukarska 7:33.3; 7 A Crowley, E Hegarty 7:42.36. B Final: 3 C Feerick, E Lambe 7:45.41.
Lightweight Double – A Final: 6 C Nolan, L Heaphy 7:48.91.
Single – A Final: 1 S Puspure 7:58.89.
Double Sculls – A Final: 5 P Doyle, R Byrne 6:41.56.
Lightweight Double Sculls – A Final: 4 F McCarthy, J McCarthy 6:45.55.
Four – A Final: 4 T Hanlon, S Puspure, A Keogh, M Dukarska 7:05.53; 5 C Feerick, E Hegarty, A Crowley, E Lambe 7:06.98.
Lightweight Double Sculls – A Final: 6 C Nolan, L Heaphy 7:57.33.