Irish women into double scull semi-final

Updated: Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 17:05

Ireland's women's double scull of Lisa Dilleen and Sanita Puspure have qualified for the semi-finals of the World Rowing Championships in Bled, Slovenia.

In Tuesday's repechage, the crew saw off challenges from Switzerland and Denmark to take the second qualification spot, behind the United States.

If Dilleen and Puspure finish in the top eight at the Championships come Saturday's finals this will qualify the boat for next year's Olympic Games in London.