A fantastic day for Team Ireland Rowing 

A fantastic day for Team Ireland Rowing  A fantastic day for Team Ireland Rowing 

A highly successful morning for Team Ireland as the women's rowing team wins all their respective races

Photo by Ben McShane/Sportsfile

Despite a regrettable start to the day, as double sculls team had to withdraw to illness meaning the women's eight were also unable to compete, Team Irelands rowing team quickly recovered the situation, delivering three wins and getting all 6 teams through into the A finals of the European Championships in Munich.  

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The women's doubles team is a force to be reckoned with, consisting of Olympic bronze medalists - Fiona Murtagh and Emily Hegarty - who brought home the first win of the day. They had an strong start, initially at third place but quickly catching up the teams ahead after passing the 1000m mark, finishing in first place just 4 seconds ahead of Team Greece.  

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Aoife Casey continued this impressive streak winning her race in fantastic time, being the fastest of the two LW1x repechages. Starting out in a bronze position she snatched the win in the last 500m from Italy’s Stefania Buttignon.  

 

To finish such a successful morning on a high, Irelands own Margaret Cremen and Lydia Heaphy aced their final race holding their position in first place from start to finish. The Swiss team, Patricia Merz and Frederique Rol, were just 0.3 seconds behind but Cremen and Heaphy were able to hold their position and deliver another win for Ireland. 

If anything is clear it is that these teams are the ones to watch this year at Munich. For more information about Ireland at the Championships click here to see the progress of Irelands swim team McSharry and Coyne Through to Breaststroke Semi-Finals   | HerSport.ie  

Photo by Ben McShane/Sportsfile

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