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Irish men's rowing team through to the Olympics semi-final

The Irish men's fours rowing team have made it through to the semi-final by coming third in their quarter-final at the Beijing Olympics.

Sean O'Neill, Jonno Devlin, Sean Casey and Cormac Folan were rowing together competitively for the first time.

The heavyweight foursome came in with a time of 6:02.85, only around two seconds behind winners Australia who are favourites for the gold medal.

The semi-finals of the men's fours heavyweight rowing takes place next Wednesday.

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