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Ireland Have Won ANOTHER Gold Medal In Rowing World Cup

Ireland Have Won ANOTHER Gold Medal In Rowing World Cup

The Skibbereen lads are at it again.

The rowing club in Cork has once again produced a gold medal for Ireland as Shane O'Driscoll and Mark O'Donovan finished first in the lightweight pairs at the World Rowing Cup regatta in Poland.

The duo had finished third in the test race behind Great Britain and Brazil yesterday but managed to pip the former by a second in murky conditions in Poznan.

It backs up the tandem's gold from the European Championships a couple of weeks ago, something which led to possibly the greatest radio interview of all time.

Speaking to the World Rowing website, O'Donovan felt that it was deserved:

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It’s about time we’re winning. We’ve been training together for so many years. The competition really came at us and we gave everything we could.

Coming into the race, we respected everyone. There are lots of upcoming crews, we like to fear them so we don’t get complacent.

That may not be the end of the medal haul for Ireland at the World Cup. Everyone's favourite brothers that eat steak, spuds and pull like dogs take to the water at around 10.03 Irish time tomorrow. Sanita Puspure and Monika Dukarska will both race in the single sculls 'B' final, with the pair of Aifric Keogh and Aileen Crowley racing in the pairs 'B' final.

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