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Ulster quintet make GB team out for Euro glory

The Ulster quintet of brothers Peter and Richard Chambers, Alan Campbell, Joel Cassells and Holly Nixon have been named in the GB Rowing Team for next month's European Championships - a huge lift for their hopes of selection for the Rio Olympics.

Campbell - bronze medallist at London 2012 - is in the single scull, while Richard Chambers, returning from a hand injury, will renew his lightweight double scull partnership with Will Fletcher.

Peter Chambers booked a place in the lightweight four, a boat in which he won Olympic silver alongside older brother Richard at London 2012.

World champion Cassells - all four Ulstermen selected are from Coleraine - is in the non Olympic-class lightweight pair with Sam Scrimgeour but could yet switch classes ahead of the Rio Games in August.

Nixon - from Enniskillen - has been selected in the quadruple scull.

The event takes place in Brandenburg, Germany from May 6 to 8.

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