Olympic champions Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy added nationwide titles to their trophy haul on their first day of the three-day Irish Rowing Championships – in several boats.
n very good circumstances on the NRC, O’Donovan teamed up with Ronan Byrne to take the double sculls for UCC. McCarthy was equally spectacular as he received the light-weight single sculls for Skibbereen. Aoife Casey and Margaret Cremen, additionally Olympians, received the ladies’s double and Cremen added the light-weight single.
O’Donovan and McCarthy race one another on Saturday within the quadruple sculls.
This has been a skinny season domestically on account of climate disruption and a sluggish climb again from Covid. Faculty crews have come by means of nicely and UCD took the boys’s and girls’s intermediate eights titles.
Nevertheless, within the race of the day, the boys’s senior 4 last, Cork held off late fees by UCD and Trinity. Donagh Claffey of Athlone and Ellie Kate Hutchinson of Bann received the junior single sculls.