Irish Crew Win Silver at European Rowing Junior Championships 2019

Irish Crew Win Silver at European Rowing Junior Championships 2019

19th May 2019

Ireland’s JM4+ Crew win silver at the European Rowing Junior Championships 2019.

The Irish team have finished 2nd in the A Final in Essen, Germany. The race was won by the German team, and Turkey took third. The other teams that made up the final were, Italy, Russia and France.

The team qualified for the A Final after beating Germany, Ukraine, Russia, and the Czech Republic in their heat on Saturday morning. The Irish team won the race and placed 4 seconds ahead of Germany with a finish time of 06:31.68.

Ireland’s JM4+ Crew:

John Kearney (Cork),

Jack Dorney (Shandon),

James O’ Donovan (Castleconnell),

Matthew Gallagher (St Josephs)

Leah O’ Regan (Shandon) – Cox

Rowing Ireland’s Lead Coach for Junior Men, Fran Keane said “This is a great result from this crew who showed great maturity in their performances over the past two days of competition.  We will take a lot of positives from this result as we continue our preparation for the Junior World Championships in August.

I would like to mention the work done by the clubs involved (Shandon, Cork, Castleconnell and St. Josephs) in preparing these athletes in support of the High-Performance program.”


The World Junior Championships take place in Tokyo, 7-11 August 2019. More information can be found here:



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