The Women’s Pair of Tara Hanlon and Natalie Long had a strong heat where they finished second behind the Romanian pair, with a time of 07:14.00. The Irish pair had a strong start to the race which helped them move through the field and finish in a commanding second place. This fantastic result sees them straight through to the A/B Semi Final, which will take place on Saturday morning.

2020 Olympic champions Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy dominated their heat this morning, crossing the finish line 10 seconds in front of the next leading boat to finish first in their heat and are straight through to the A/B Semi Final Tomorrow. If winning their heat wasn’t enough, the Irish Lightweight Double recorded the fastest overall heat time by almost 5 seconds. This exciting result indicates another commanding weekend for the Irish Duo.

Siobhán McCrohan took first place in the Lightweight Women’s Scull heat which sees her straight through to the A Final on Sunday. Siobhán led her heat from the beginning with the sculler from Great Britain trailing closely behind, this didn’t last for long as the Irish Sculler only increased her lead through the 1000m mark and crossed the line with an almost 10 second lead. Siobhán McCrohan goes into Sunday’s A Final as the second fasted qualifier.

The Men’s Double of Philip Doyle and Daire Lynch looked relaxed in their heat, winning it ahead of the second New Zealand double and the pairing from the Czech Republic. It was another powerful performance from the Irish, where they rowed confidently though-out, taking the win by 10 seconds. Philip and Daire move on to the A/B Semi Finals on Saturday.

Next up was the Women’s Four of Eimear Lambe, Imogen Magner, Fiona Murtagh and Aifric Keogh. In a well fought race, the ladies Four finished in second place behind Romania and are straight through to the A Final. The crew from Ireland were bow ball to bow ball with the Romanian Four, who ended up winning the heat by three seconds. Both crews will meet again in the A Final on Sunday.

After a huge win in their heat this morning, the Men’s Heavyweight Pair of Ross Corrigan and Nathan Timoney went straight through to the Quarter Finals in the afternoon session. Ross and Nathan had a thrilling Quarter Final match up against the Lithuanian pair. The two boats battled it out all the way down the course, with the Irish pairing claiming victory by two seconds. Ross and Nathen are through to the A/B Semi Finals tomorrow.

Close racing this morning saw Hugh Moore, in the Lightweight Men’s 1x finish 5th in his heat and through to the repechage in the afternoon session. The repechage was an exhilarating race from start to finish, with only three seconds separating the top five finishers. Hugh finished fifth, missing out on that last qualifying spot by just one second and will compete in the C Final tomorrow.

Zoe Hyde in the Women’s Single Sculls had a fantastic day of racing. After a victory in the morning heat, Zoe qualified directly for the Quarter Finals. Zoe had tough competition in her heat and managed to clenched third place in her Quarter Final and the last qualifying spot over the sculler from the Czech Republic for the A/B Semi Final tomorrow.

The Lightweight Women’s Double of Margaret Cremen and Aoife Casey finished second in their heat this morning after a tough battle with the New Zealand pairing. The margin between the two crews was less than a second. After a win in the repechage Margaret and Aoife will race in the A/B Semi finals tomorrow.

Friday AM Results

  • W2- 2nd -> A/B Semi
  • M2- 1st -> Quarter Final
  • M2x 1st -> A/B Semi
  • LW1x 1st -> A Final
  • W1x 1st -> Quarter Final
  • LM2x 1st -> A/B Semi
  • W4- 2nd -> A Final
  • LM1x 5th -> Repechage
  • LW2x 2nd -> Repechage

Friday PM Results

  • M2- 1st -> A/B Semi
  • W1x 3rd -> A/B Semi
  • LM1x 5th -> C Final
  • LW2x 1st -> A/B Semi

Saturday Schedule

  • LM1x C Final – 8:55pm
  • W2- A/B Semi – 10:22pm
  • M2- A/B Semi – 10:40am
  • M2x A/B Semi – 11:04am
  • W1x A/B Semi – 2:00pm
  • LW2x A/B Semi – 2:30pm
  • LM2x A/B Semi – 2:42pm
  • LW1x A Final – 3:37pm