John Keohane has been selected on to the Ireland team for the European Championships. The Lee Valley man was the fastest man home in the Irish trials on Saturday and will compete for Ireland in Seville in four weeks’ time.
Sanita Puspure is selected in the women’s single scull; Claire Lambe in the lightweight single and Niall Kenny and Justin Ryan in a lightweight double. They will depart on Wednesday for a training camp in Copenhagen.
Paul O’Donovan, an under-23 lightweight, was only 0.09 seconds behind Keohane in the time trial on Saturday. He recorded 94.8 per cent of projected world best time for the lightweight single, though there was a strong tailwind. Fionnan McQuillan-Tolan and Seán O’Connor were the fastest pair.
Ireland performance director Morten Espersen said he will have “a very strong team” for the World Under-23 Championships in July.