The U23 2k erg will take place on Monday 12th June in the National Rowing Centre. Racing will start at 2:00pm for HW/LW men, and 2:30pm for the HW/LW women. The NRC will be open from 12:00pm.

The on-water racing will start on the morning of Thursday 15th, weather permitting, with the possibility of a few crews racing on the Wednesday if needed. Athletes who progress to the water trial will be required to stay and train in crew combinations until the trial begins.

As communicated before invitation to the water trials will be subject to 2k performances.

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The European Championships are over and after a weekend of solid races, Ireland unfortunately won’t be coming home with any medals.

Brian Colsh showed his strength coming through the middle of the C Final of the Men’s Scull. Passing the first 500m mark in sixth place, Colsh managed to gain three positions by the last 500m. Winding it up for his sprint, Brian finished it out by taking Bahman Nasiri of Azerbaijan and finishing in second place behind Poland.

The Men’s Four of John Kearney, Ross Corrigan, Nathan Timoney and Fionnán McQuillan-Tolan narrowly missed out on a third place finish in the B Final. Fighting with Ukraine to the line, Ireland just missed out by .7 of a second, to finish in fourth. Overall it was a very tight race with only two seconds separating first place from fourth place.

Long and Magner put on a stellar performance this morning, winning the B Final of the Women’s Pair. In their third 500m, they put on a push and moved from third place to first. They held this lead right to the finish, beating the Czech Republic, Italy, France and Poland. This crew has made their mark on the international stage this weekend, a superb debut for Imogen Magner.

Just outside of the medals, Tribesmen’s Siobhan McCrohan finished fourth in the Lightweight Women’s Scull. Sitting in sixth place for the middle 1k, Siobhán flipped a switch for the last 500m to challenge Kristyna Neuhortova of the Czech Republic for the bronze medal. Leaving her sprint slightly too late, McCrohan finished just .27 behind to take fourth.

PR2 Mixed Double of Katie O’Brien and Steven McGowan had their best race yet finishing in a competitive fifth place in the A Final. Through the middle of the race there was nothing separating Poland, Ukraine and Ireland for third place. Closing the gap again to the 2022 World Medallists, Katie and Steven continue to go from strength to strength.

Zoe Hyde and Sanita Puspure had a tough race in the A Final of the Women’s double and struggled to get going from the start. In a very competitive field Ireland placed 6th, with France, Lithuania and Romania finishing in Gold, Silver and Bronze.

It was Philip Doyle and Daire Lynch who finished out the European Championships for Ireland in the A Final of the Men’s Double. In another extremely close finish for the medals, Doyle and Lynch were just .6 of a second shy from taking the bronze medals from Olympic Silver Medallists, the Netherlands. In slightly bouncier conditions than previous days it made it that little bit more difficult to wind it up at the finish. This weekend is a great starting point for the new crew as they look towards the remainder of the racing season.

Rowing Ireland High Performance Director, Antonio Maurogiovanni said, “The European Championships is the first big event that the team has competed at so far this season. We weren’t completely prepared in the run up to this weekend due to a few reasons, but we have taken a lot away with us from the races over the last number of days.

The majority of boats that we raced were new combinations. It was good to get some race experience but we need more time for these crews to train together to allow us to perform at a higher level.

Seven out of our ten crews made A Finals which is really positive. Even with new combinations, we were able to put ourselves in with the top crews. However, a lot of work needs to be done in order to be competitive for the September World Championships/Olympic qualification.

The pre Olympic year world championships is the most competitive event of the Olympic cycle second only to the Olympic Games. All the top rowing countries are fully committed.

Next up for us will be World Cup II in Varese with the para team, it hasn’t been decided yet if the full team will attend, and then World Cup III in Lucerne for the full squad.”

Ireland Results

  • M2x – 4th A Final
  • LW1x – 4th A Final
  • W4- – 5th A Final
  • LW2x – 5th A Final
  • PR2 Mix2x – 5th A Final
  • LM2x – 6th A Final
  • W2x – 6th A Final
  • W2- – 1st B Final
  • M4- – 4th B Final
  • M1x – 2nd C Final

Three finals down and seven more to go tomorrow! Day 3 of the European Championships saw the A Finals of Ireland’s Women’s Four, Lightweight Women’s Double and Lightweight Men’s Double.

Philip Doyle and Daire Lynch pulled out another great race in today’s A/B Semi Final. The crew from Ireland moved through crews in each 500m, continuing to build speed coming into the finish. In the last quarter of the race they pushed into the A Final qualifying positions and began to put pressure on the Croatian double of Valent and Martin Sinkovic. There’s definitely more in the two crews but with only 1.3 seconds between them, the A Final on Sunday will be a must watch.

The Women’s Four of Eimear Lambe, Tara Hanlon, Fiona Murtagh and Aifric Keogh finished fifth in the A Final. From the start Ireland struggled to push ahead as the other crews got going, making it difficult to stay in the mix as the race progressed. They kept their heads down and squeezed ahead of Spain through the halfway mark.

Margaret Cremen and Aoife Casey missed out on the medals in the Lightweight Women’s Double, finishing in 5th place. Going off the blocks with a massive 50 strokes per minute, Cremen and Casey went out the quickest but it was Great Britain, Greece, France and Poland who got out in front. Having won bronze medals at the 2022 World Championships, Ireland will be feeding off of this result when they compete next.

The new Lightweight Men’s Double combination of Fintan McCarthy and Hugh Moore crossed the line in 6th position in today’s A Final. Ireland were behind off the start but winding up into the finish they began to make some ground on the Ukrainian double. Ukraine were able to hold off McCarthy and Moore to the line, and it was 6th place for Ireland.

Saturday Results

  • M2x A/B Semi 2nd -> A Final
  • W4- A Final -> 5th
  • LW2x A Final -> 5th
  • LM2x A Final -> 6th

Sunday Times (IST)

  • M1x C Final – 8:35am
  • M4- B Final – 8:58am
  • W2- B Final – 9:03am
  • LW1x A Final – 10:01am
  • PR2 Mix2x A Final – 11:20am
  • W2x A Final – 11:37am
  • M2x A Final – 11:53am

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Live video streaming will be available for the A Finals tomorrow on World Rowing, RTE News Channel and RTE Player!