Clonmel rower Daire Lynch just missed out on qualification for the Tokyo Olympics
Disappointment for Clonmel man in Lucerne, Switzerland
Clonmel’s Daire Lynch competed in Lucerne, Switzerland last weekend in an attempt to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics in the mens single scull (M1X).
Daire finished fourth in the semi-final, facing tough competitors from Poland, Canada, Romania, Chile and Austria. He narrowly missed out on a place in the final, just behind the last qualifier, a Romanian sculler who finished less than half a second ahead.
Daire finished with a racing time of 07:05.46 after a strong performance throughout the two days. Although he is sorely disappointed that he failed to qualify for Tokyo, he represented Clonmel and Ireland admirably in an incredibly competitive event.
Due to the delays in the 2020 Olympics, our international athletes are already looking towards Paris 2024.
We wish Daire and the rest of Team Ireland well as they build toward that event, while of course looking forward to a great Irish performance in Tokyo this summer.
For more sport see Carrick Swan GAA club announces dates for Cúl camp
Subscribe or register today to discover more from DonegalLive.ie
Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.
Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.