London Metropolitan Regatta at Dorney Lake and the IRA Championships in the United States brought some good results for Irish rowers.
James Quinlan (pictured) stroked Princeton (below) to a bronze medal in the Collegiate Varsity Eight at the IRA National Championships at Mercer Lake, New Jersey. California won from Washington, with Quinlan’s crew just 3.166 seconds behind the winners.
At London Met, there were some good results on both days. University of Limerick won the Women’s Championship coxed fours on the Saturday, and UCD women won the Academic Eights and the C Final. UCD’s men finished second to Molesey in the B Final of the Open Eights.
On the Sunday, UCD won the Championship women’s coxed four; Trinity finished second, 12.3 seconds behind, taking the Academic category.
UCD’s men finished third in the Open Eight Championship, while University of Limerick were second in the men’s Open Quadruple, just 2.7 seconds ahead of Trinity.