The lightweight double of Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy are named as one of 11 crews which will represent Ireland at the final World Cup Regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland.
This will be the first time this season that the Olympic and world champions will compete. O’Donovan, who passed his final medical exams earlier this year, was not available for the European Championships in Bled in Slovenia last month. McCarthy and Hugh Moore finished sixth in the lightweight double in Bled.
Switzerland’s Jan Schaeuble and Raphael Ahumada Ireland are on a golden run in the lightweight double this season and will hope to continue it at Lucerne, their home venue.
The women’s double of Sanita Puspure and Zoe Hyde cannot compete, as Puspure is injured, so Hyde goes in the single.
The women’s four and pair are altered. Imogen Magner comes into the four, replacing Tara Hanlon, who will now team up with Natalie Long in the pair. Emily Hegarty’s injury continues to rule her out.
Jack Dorney, returned from the United States, comes into the men’s four, as does Adam Murphy. They replace Ross Corrigan and Nathan Timoney, who form a pair for Lucerne.
Three crews continue from the Europeans: the men’s double of Daire Lynch and Philip Doyle and lightweight single sculler Siobhán McCrohan – both crews finished fourth – and the lightweight double of Margaret Cremen and Aoife Casey, which finished fifth.
Jake McCarthy has been entered in the lightweight single scull and Ronan Byrne in the openweight single.