Mark O'Donovan and Shane O'Driscoll are European rowing champions!

May 28th, 2017 10:38 AM

By Southern Star Team

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Skibbereen pair claim gold in the Czech Republic this morning


SKIBBEREEN has new European rowing champions after Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll powered to a terrific triumph in the men’s lightweight pair A final at the European Rowing Championships in Racice, Czech Republic this Sunday morning.

The Skibbereen men were absolutely dominant as they blew the field away in this European final, and they led all the way through from lane one.

Winning in a time of 6:32.340, they had seconds to spare over Russia in second and Italy in third place.

Mark (28) and Shane (24) already won gold at the opening World Cup I regatta in Belgrade earlier in the month.

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