World University Championships 2014 Results

Uni Champs

Photo: Mick Desmond

The Irish flag was proudly flying in the French wind in Gravelines over the weekend for the World University Championships. A team of 11 athletes, competing in six boats, took to the water to represent themselves, their colleges and their country. Under the watchful eye of Team Manager Andrew Coleman, the crews performed extremely well under some tough conditions, with all finishing within the top 10 in their field.

Friday AM (Heats)

All crews took to the water to compete in the first of the heats and all finished strongly to gain a place in their respective repechage.

LW1x 5th 8.23.94 (heat 1)

LM1x 4th 7.25.30 (heat 1)

M1x 5th 7.30.79 (heat 1)

W4- 5th 7.23.33 (heat 2)

Lw2x 2nd 7.24.26 (heat 1)

LM2x 4th 6.36.85 (heat 1)

Friday PM (Repechages)

LM1x 3rd 8.15.18 (into semi-final)

LM2x 1st 7.24.14 (into semi-final)

Saturday AM (Repechages)

LW1x 6th 8.37.95 (into B final)

LW2x 1st 7.45.17 (into A final)

M1x 4th 7.57.06 (into B final)

W4- 6th 7.51.42 (into B final)

Saturday PM (Semi-finals)

LM1x 5th 8.18.31 (into B final)

LM2x 3rd 7.25.64 (into A final)

Sunday AM (B finals)

LW1x 4th 8.26.36

LM1x 3rd 7.29.08

M1x 3rd 7.19.25

W4- 3rd 7.27.46

Sunday PM (A finals)

LW2x 4th 7.55.00

LM2x 6th 7.06.62

Overall results from the weekend:

LW1x Sinead Dolan 10th (Dublin University Ladies Boat Club)

LM1x Chris Beck 9th (Queens University Belfast Boat Club)

M1x Turlough Hughes 9th (University College Dublin Boat Club)

W4- Natalie Long (University of London Boat Club), Orla Finnegan, Grace Collins (University College Dublin Boat Club) & Shelly Dineen (Dublin City University Boat Club) 9th

LW2x Ruth Morris (Dublin University Ladies Boat Club) & Orla Hayes (University of London Boat Club) 4th

LM2x Shane O’Driscoll & Gary O’Donovan (Cork Institute of Technology) 6th

Rowing Ireland would like to extend congratulations to all rowers who have done their country proud. A sincere amount of gratitude must be paid to Andrew Coleman who managed the crews in the run-up to the event as well as over the whole weekend. Many thanks also to Student Sport Ireland for their support and dedication to Team Ireland and the World University Rowing Championships.

Onwards and upwards!

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