Margaret Cremen and Aoife Casey came third in their quarter final race this morning to qualify for the second A/B Semi-Final of the World Junior Championships. In a hard-fought contest in which the double pair were in second place for most of the race, they were narrowly beaten by the Dutch crew who passed them in the final stretch.

We look forward now to their semi-final race which takes place tomorrow, August 5th, at 10.40 Irish time. The Irish crew are in Lane 1 rowing against The Netherlands, Italy, Great Britain, China and France. Come on Ireland!