#Rowing: Commercial gave a good account of themselves but were beaten by half a length in the semi-final of the Thames Cup at Henley Royal Regatta.
Thames are the defending champions and masters of this event, and they controlled this race. They took a lead which never stretched beyond a length. However, they anticipated the Commercial attacks and countered them. Coming up to the line, the Dublin club closed right up – but Thames held firm to win.
Henley Royal Regatta, Day Four (Selected Results; Irish interest)
Thames (Men’s Eight, Club): Thames bt Commercial ½ l
Silver Goblets (Men’s Pairs, Open): A Diaz and A Haack bt M O’Donovan and S O’Driscoll (Skibbereen) 2¾ l
Visitors (Men’s Four, Club and University): Cambridge University and Leander Club bt UCD 1¾ l