Daire Lynch and Philip Doyle brought the list of Ireland’s A Finalists to seven with a stirring performance in their semi-final of the men’s double sculls here in Bled.
Brothers Valent and Martin Sinkovic are among the greatest rowing crews of all time, with Olympic gold medals in pairs and double to prove it. The Croatians set the pace, and would go on to win.
Worryingly for the Irish in this hot venue, Ireland were in 6th at 500 metres, but they had moved to 4th at halfway. And from there it was impressive to watch – they moved through the field and put real pressure on the Sinkovics coming to the line. The final tomorrow should be interesting.