Fermoy rowers Ellie O’Reilly and Gill McGirr, have achieved the incredible honour by qualifying to compete at the Junior World Championships in the Czech Republic in August.
The girls who recently became national champions in Junior Pairs, will be representing Ireland in at the highest level in just a short few weeks and nerves and excitement are kicking in.
“It’s bigger than anything we have ever done,” Ellie told The Avondhu.
The pair have been training at the National Rowing Centre and are completing at least 12 training sessions per week at the moment to ensure that they are fully prepared for their mammoth challenge.
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