Tipperary rower Daire Lynch in action at European championships in Italy

Clonmel man finished second in single scull C final

Daire Lynch

Clonmel rower Daire Lynch competed at the European championships in Varese, Italy last weekend

Clonmel’s Daire Lynch competed in the men’s single scull event at the European Rowing Championships in Varese, Italy last weekend. 

This was a highly competitive event, with Olympic hopefuls from Europe competing in only the second international event since the start of the pandemic. 

Daire finished in 14th place overall, which was regarded as a fantastic achievement in such company.

It also meant that he finished second in the single scull C final.

The Clonmel man is still hopeful of securing a place on the Irish team for the Tokyo Olympics, which start in July. 

Congratulations are extended to Daire and Team Ireland for a strong showing at this event. 

Ireland competed in eight finals overall – six A finals, a B final and a C final.

In an exciting weekend of racing, Ireland’s Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy took the gold in the men’s lightweight double scull and the Irish women’s four of Emily Hegarty, Eimear Lambe, Aifric Keogh and Fiona Murtagh won the silver mdeals, just missing out on gold by a fraction of a second to the Netherlands.

Other Irish results were 

LM1X: fourth overall, Gary O’Donovan;

LW2X: fifth overall, Aoife Casey and Margaret Cremen;

LW1X: sixth overall, Lydia Heaphy;

W2-: sixth overall, Monika Dukarska and Aileen Crowley;

M2X: seventh overall, Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne.

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