#Rowing: Skibbereen men Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll won their first race at Henley Royal Regatta. The Skibbereen pair eased into Saturday’s draw in the Silver Goblets by beating Hugo Elworthy and Harry Hogan with little drama. O’Donovan and O’Driscoll used their very fast start to leave the Doncaster crew behind and then took advantage of the very good conditions to stay clear while easing their rate down.
Henley Royal Regatta, Day Three (Selected Results; Irish interest)
Hambleden Pairs (Women’s Pairs, Open): G Prendergast, K Gowler bt S O’Connor, N Long 2¼ l
Silver Goblets (Men’s Pairs, Open): Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll (Skibbereen) bt H Hogan and H Elworthy 2¼ l
Double Sculls (Men’s Double, Open): J Collins, G Thomas bt Nathan Hull and OJ Dix (Queen’s, Belfast and Leander) 1l