Margaret Cremen’s run of top form continues. The UCC woman who performed so well at the Tokyo Olympics teamed up with Lydia Heaphy of Skibbereen in a lightweight double and topped the prognostic rankings on the second day of the Ireland trial at the National Rowing centre.
Commercial’s Niall Beggan has also had a good trial. He and Olympic champion Fintan McCarthy formed a lightweight double which pipped Paul O’Donovan and Jake McCarthy for second place on the rankings today.
The women’s four which took bronze in Tokyo have also not been resting on their laurels. Fiona Murtagh and Emily Hegarty formed a pair which was just over three seconds faster over the six kilometres than Aifric Keogh and Eimear Lambe.
Holly Davis of Lee Valley and Alannah Donohoe of Sligo formed a good junior double, while under-23 lightweights Rory O’Neill and Ronán Brennan again produced the goods.
Interestingly, the under-23 double of Alex Byrne and Konan Pazzaia were faster than Ronan Byrne and Brian Colsh, who rowed as a senior double.