Rowing Ireland is pleased to announce that at the Annual Congress of the Coupe de la Jeunesse, which was held in Szeged, Hungary, Ireland was awarded the hosting of the 2018 Match. The Coupe de la Jeunesse is a competition for juniors from 12 Western European nations. Ireland previously hosted the event at the National Rowing Centre in 1999 and 2008. Rowing Ireland President Con Cronin stated “It is a great honour for Ireland to be awarded the hosting of this event again. It is a great reflection on the facilities which exist in the National Rowing Centre and we look forward to welcoming the competitors to Ireland”.