Rowing: Irish lightweight four through to final

At the final Olympic qualifying regatta in Poznan, Poland this morning the Irish men's lightweight four (LM4-) of Paul Griffin, Richard Archibald, Gearoid Towey and Cathal Moynihan won their heat to advance directly to Wednesday's final.

At the final Olympic qualifying regatta in Poznan, Poland this morning the Irish men's lightweight four (LM4-) of Paul Griffin, Richard Archibald, Gearoid Towey and Cathal Moynihan won their heat to advance directly to Wednesday's final.

The top two boats across the line in that final on Wednesday will secure Olympic qualification.

The German four impressively won the other heat of the lightweight four to also take the direct route to the final. In winning their heats the Irish and German fours benefit from a rest day tomorrow, while the remaining ten crews must race again in the repechages for just four places in Wednesday's final.

The other two Irish boats competing at the qualifier; the heavyweight men's pair (M2-) of Sean Casey and Jonno Devlin, and the lightweight men's double (LM2x) of brothers Eugene and Richard Coakley will race in their respective semi-finals tomorrow morning (Tues). Both boats must finish inside the top three of those semi-finals to progress to Wednesday's finals, and keep their hopes of Olympic qualification alive.

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