The World Rowing U23 Championships in Belarus brought reward after year’s hard work to four athletes and their coaches.
The crew of Justin Ryan (Skibbereen RC), Mark O Donovan (Skibbereen RC), Michael Maher (Commercial RC) and Niall Kenny (NUIG BC) (pictured left to right) finished just one second behind Germany, beating the British for the Silver medal – Ireland’s first u23 medal since 2003.
Three other crews featured at the event. A lightweight womens double (8th), a lightweight men’s pair (10th) and a women’s single scull (9th). All crews are new to the senior International scene and all looking to build on this year’s performances going forward.