Sunday 18 November 2018

It's been a promising start for the Irish at the World Rowing Championships today

Ireland team, from front, Andrew Goff, Jacob McCarthy, Ryan Ballantine and Fintan McCarthy on their way to finishing second in their Lightweight Men's Quadruple Sculls repechage race on day four of the World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile
Ireland team, from front, Andrew Goff, Jacob McCarthy, Ryan Ballantine and Fintan McCarthy on their way to finishing second in their Lightweight Men's Quadruple Sculls repechage race on day four of the World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile
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Olympic silver medallists Garry and Paul O'Donovan won their quarter-final at the World Rowing Championships this afternoon beating off Norway, Switzerland and New Zealand.

The lightweight men's double sculls duo were in fourth after 500m but produced their customary strong finish to beat of the Kiwis and the Norwegians.

Ireland's lightweight quad team of Andrew Goff, Fintan McCarthy, Ryan Ballantine and Jake McCarthy have made it through to Friday's final in Bulgaria.

The quartet finished fourth in their repechage race today to advance for a chance to make the podium.

The women’s double (W2x) of Aileen Crowley and Monika Dukarska came in fifth in their repechage and will next compete in the C final.

Ronan Byrne and Queen’s University Belfast’s Philip Doyle race in their repechage at 1:58pm.

Skibbereen’s Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan compete in their first World Championships quarter-final as heavyweights at 2.30pm. They are the reigning lightweight champions.

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