Rowing Ireland announces team for World U23 and Senior Championships in Rotterdam

Rowing Ireland has announced its team to compete at the World Junior U23 and Senior Championships taking place at the William Baan Rotterdam from 21st to 28th August.


Rio Olympian Paul O’Donovan, who won silver in the lightweight double sculls with his brother Gary, has travelled straight from Brazil to the Netherlands.


The combined World Rowing Junior, Under 23 and Senior Championships starts on 21 August in Rotterdam, with nearly 1900 entries from 70 countries, the programme is jam-packed.


Two medallists from 2015 will line up in the lightweight men’s single sculls: Rajko Hrvat, the silver medallist from Slovenia, and Milos Stanojevic, Serbia’s bronze medallist.


Dominic Casey, who guided the O’Donovan’s to Olympic glory, is coaching the Junior women’s team of Aoife Casey and Emily Casey as well as Paul at the Championships. Skibbereen has 5 rowers representing Ireland in Rotterdam, with Shandon, Clonmel, UCD, UCC, NUIG, Portadown and Belfast also sending athletes.


The Rowing Ireland team is as follows:


Junior Women: Aoife Casey (Skibbereen), Emily Casey (Skibbereen).


Junior Men: Ronan Byrne (Shandon), Dáire Lynch (Clonmel).


U23 Men: Shane Mulvaney (UCD), David O’Malley (UCD), Fintan McCarthy (Skibbereen), Stephen O’Connor (UCC), Shane O’Connell (UCD), Colm Hennessy (Shandon), Daniel Buckley (NUIG), Jack Casey (UCC), Patrick Boomer (Belfast), Sam McKeown (Portadown).


Senior Men: Paul O’Donovan (UCD), Mark O’Donovan (Skibbereen), Shane O’ Driscoll (Skibbereen).


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