Ireland to send four women’s crews and two men’s crews to Belgrade
A new heavyweight group has been named to train at the National Rowing Centre
Denise Walsh and Margaret Cremen: they will form a lightweight double at the World Cup Regatta in Belgrade
Single sculler Sanita Puspure is joined by a heavyweight double of Monika Dukarska and Aileen Crowley and a pair of Emily Hegarty and Aifric Keogh, while Denise Walsh and Margaret Cremen form a lightweight double. The upswing in Ireland’s women’s crews is timely as there will be more Olympic places for women in 2020.
Olympic medallists Paul and Gary O’Donovan aim to continue their good run in the lightweight double sculls, while Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll, World Championship gold medallists in the lightweight pair, have been given the nod to move up to the heavyweight pair.
A new heavyweight group has been named to train at the National Rowing Centre, and two crews have been pre-selected for the Junior World Championships.
IRELAND TEAM FOR WORLD CUP REGATTA, BELGRADE
Pair: Mark O’Donovan, Shane O’Driscoll
Lightweight Double Sculls: Gary O’Donovan, Paul O’Donovan
Pair: Emily Hegarty, Aifric Keogh
Double Sculls: Monika Dukarska, Aileen Crowley
Lightweight Double Sculls: Denise Walsh, Margaret Cremen
Single Scull - Sanita Puspure
Training group to be based at National Rowing Centre:
Pre-selected rowers who will train for the Junior World Championships: