Kincasslagh Rowing Club duo Dineka Maguire and Niamh Doogan finished 19th in the World Offshore Rowing Championships in Oeiras, Portugal.
During the Covid-19 lockdown, they trained in bedrooms and gardens in preparation.
Due to rough conditions, their scheduled training was cancelled upon arrival in Portugal,
However, they booked a place in the A final thanks to a ninth-placed finish in their heat.
For the final, a longer race over 6km compared to 4km in the heat, competitors began with a standing start due to the conditions.
Dineka and Niamh were accompanied by boat handlers Luke Keeney, Tony Mannix and Declan Crowley.
A false start by the Russian boat saw a restart called. The Kincasslagh pair were up into second and by the first buoy they led for a period,
They finished the race in 19th position and now set their sights in improving their standings at Wales next year where they do it all over again.
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