Ireland recorded sixth, ninth and 13th placings at the Under-19th World Championships in Varese, Italy.
The sixth placing came in the women’s double. Holly Davis, a 17-year-old who won a medal at this level last year, teamed up with Anna Keating in the A Final. They would have hoped to reach the podium, but they could not force themselves into a race in which Greece raced away to win gold in a new world best time.
The women’s quadruple, a young and inexperienced crew, finished third in their B Final and thus took ninth, while the day had started with a good win the in C Final for Fergus Bryce of Coleraine Grammar School and Ciarán O’Sullivan of Lee (pic) in the men’s double, placing them 13th.