O'Donovan brothers, Shane O'Driscoll and Mark O'Donovan all through to A/B semi-finals at Europeans

August 2nd, 2018 8:01 PM

By Southern Star Team

Paul and Gary O'Donovan are through to A/B semi-final at Europeans.

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Good day for Skibbereen's six rowers in Glasgow

GARY and Paul O’Donovan are through to the A/B semi-finals of the lightweight men’s double sculls at the 2018 European Rowing Championships in Glasgow.

The Lisheen brothers won their heat this afternoon, overcoming crews from France, Ukraine, Czech Republic and Switzerland to qualify for the A/B semi-finals of the event. Just the top two boats qualified directly and they await the semi-finals on Saturday morning.

Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll are through to Friday’s A/B semi-finals of the the men’s pairs. Earlier today in their heat they had a fourth place finish behind Belarus, Great Britain and the Netherland, and that meant a repechage was required later in the afternoon, as just the top two crews qualified directly from the heat.

In the repechage however, the Irish pair took second place and now progress to the A/B semi-finals tomorrow.

The lightweight women’s double sculls raced in the early afternoon, and Denise Walsh and Aoife Casey also produced a fourth place result for Ireland meaning they too faced the repechages. This was an even tougher ask of the Irish crew as only the winner of this heat would go through to the semi-finals.

Their repechage is scheduled for 10am tomorrow morning, where it will be necessary to place first or second in order to progress to the A final. All remaining boats will contest the B final, no semi-finals are scheduled for this event.

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