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Casey's experience pays in senior sculls

Updated: Saturday, 16 Jul 2011 17:59

Sean Casey - His experience helped him get the better of Paul O'Donovan in the men's senior sculls
Sean Casey - His experience helped him get the better of Paul O'Donovan in the men's senior sculls

Saturday's final of the men's senior sculls at the Irish Rowing Championships turned into a stroke-for-stroke race to the line between the experienced Sean Casey and the youthful Paul O'Donovan, with the former just prevailing.

O'Donovan led at the 1,500 metres mark and a titanic tussle ensued, but experience prevailed in the end as Casey pipped him to cross the line first.

Cathal Moynihan, who partnered Casey to win Thursday’s championship winning senior doubles, finished back in third place.

The women's single was won by Laura D'Urso. Killorglin's Monika Dukarska capsized within 25 metres of the line when she was in the lead but being pressurised by D'Urso.

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