ROWING: O’Donovan Brothers try to retain bid to retain their European their lightweight double sculls title in Czech Republic competition

25 May 2017
By Tom O’Sullivan
tom@TheCork.ie

Gary O’Donovan. Pic: Darragh Kane
  • O’Donovan Brothers 4/1 to Pull Like A Dog And Win
  • France 5/4 to dethrone Ireland in Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls

This weekend sees Gary and Paul O’Donovan bid to retain their European lightweight double sculls title in the Czech Republic.

The Cork brothers are 4/1 to win gold with France heading the betting at 5/4 followed by Great Britain at 10/3.

Host nation Czech Republic are priced at 7/1 with Poland who finished fourth last year priced at 15/2. Last year’s runners-up Germany can be backed at 12/1.

Liam Glynn, BoyleSports spokesperson said “We are seeing plenty of patriotic support behind Gary and Paul O’Donovan to retain their European lightweight double sculls title and no doubt they are set to pull like a dog once again.”

He added “The O’Donovan Brothers lit up rowing last year at the Olympics and if they can manage to retain the crown in the Czech Republic this weekend, punters will certainly have pulled a stroke over us.”

Men’s Lightweight Double Skulls – European Championships 2017

France (Pierre Houin/Jeremie Azou) – 5/4

Great Britain (Peter Chambers/Will Fletcher) – 10/3

Ireland (Gary O’Donovan/Paul O’Donovan) – 4/1

Czeck Republic (Jiri Simanek/Miroslav Vrastil) – 7/1

Poland (Jerzy Kowalski/Milosz Jankowski) – 15/2

Germany (Lucas Schaefer/Jason Osborne) – 12/1

Switzerland (Andri Struzina/Fiorin Rueedi) – 25/1

Turkey (Huseyin Kandemir/Enes Kusku) – 50/1

Others on Request

EW 1/5 1, 2, 3

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