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rowing_01Zoe Mannion and Aifric Keogh of Coláiste Iognáid won the silver medal in the women’s junior pair on Sunday, August 2, finishing second to Britain, who won the event overall. The Ireland pair, rowing as Coláiste Iognáid, won the silver at the Coupe de la Jeunesse at Vichy in France over the August Bank Holiday weekend. The Coupe is a 12-nation European Championship for junior athletes. In addition, the Jes pair had won the junior title at the National Championships three weeks beforehand. In total, Ireland brought home two medals, a silver and a bronze, from the French competition, the bronze medal coming in the junior men’s quadruple scull. See Irish Times article here and RTE report here.