Ireland enjoyed further success on day three of the World Rowing Championships in Austria, with two crews progressing to the semi-final stage.

The Women's Four crew of Aifric Keogh, Eimear Lambe, Tara Hanlon and Emily Hegarty finished second in their repechage race which was good enough for a place in the A/B semi-final on Thursday.

The Irish quartet beat Italy, Germany and Russia to claim second, finishing just behind China.

A top-eight finish would qualify the Women’s Four team for the Olympics in Tokyo next year.

Lydia Heaphy also progressed to the semi-final stage as she finished third in her Lightweight Women's Single Sculls repechage.

Heaphy battled the Swedish boat throughout took the third qualifying place for the A/B semi-final on Thurdsay, with Australian winning and Italy finishing second.

The Irish Men’s Quad team of Hugh Sutton, Ryan Ballantine, Miles Taylor and Jake McCarthy finished fifth in their repechage, missing out on a place in the A final.

They’ll now go in Friday’s B final.