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Silver For Irish Men’s Quad In Rowing’s Junior Euros In Belgrade

27th September 2020
Ireland’s men’s quad crew with their silver medals in Belgrade earlier today Ireland’s men’s quad crew with their silver medals in Belgrade earlier today Photo: Rowing Ireland

Ireland’s men’s quad crew took silver at the 2020 European Rowing Junior Championships in Belgrade this weekend.

Andrew Sheehan, Adam Murphy, Tom Kelly and Brian Colsh finished second in their A Final before claiming silver medals in their final this afternoon (Sunday 27 September).

Ireland’s women’s quad crew were also high achievers, with Holly Davis, Aoife Moloney, Alison Bergin and Molly Curry placing fifth in a very competitive A Final.

Rowing Ireland’s high-performance director Antonio Maurogiovanni said: “I want to congratulate both crews, their coaches John Armstrong and Ciro Prisco and the junior coordinator Fran Keane for the excellent performances at the European Junior Championships.

He added: “Both crews trained very well at the National Rowing Centre, proving that the hard and good work pays off. For this young group of athletes, this European Championship needs to be taken as the first step of a long journey.

“Thank you to all the athletes, coaches, and support staff for hard working in achieving these performances. I would also like to thank the athletes’ parents and club coaches for their continued enthusiasm and support.

“We look forward to continuing the success of the European Junior and U23 championships with the Senior European Championships on 9 October.”

Elsewhere, the Irish Offshore Rowing Championships took place yesterday (Saturday 26 September) in Portmagee, Co Kerry, following a change in venue from Portnoo Beach due to coronavirus restrictions.

The team from Killorglin — featuring two-time world champion and Olympic team member Monika Dukarska and world junior finalist Rhiannon O’Donohue — were the big winners in the women’s quad final.

Killorglin also took the women’s doubles, and Dukarska the women’s solo final, with Kealan Mannix of Rosscarbery winning the men’s solo event.

Donegal Bay were triumphant in the men’s doubles, with Mycross/Castletownshend winning the men’s quad, and Rosscarbery coming first in the mixed doubles final. Full results are available HERE.

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