Clonmel’s Dairé Lynch competed in Lucerne, Switzerland over the weekend in an attempt to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics in the mens single scull (M1X). Dairé finished fourth in the Semi-Final, facing tough competitors from Poland, Canada, Romania, Chile and Austria. He narrowly missed out on a place in the Final, just behind the last qualifier, a Romanian sculler who finished 0.2 of a second ahead.
Dairé finished with a racing time of 07:05.46 after a strong performance throughout the two days. Although he is surely disappointed that he failed to qualify for Tokyo, he represented Clonmel and Ireland admirably in an incredibly competitive event.
Due to the delays in the 2020 Olympics, our international athletes are already looking toward Paris 2024.
Daire will be competing at World Cup 2 in Lucerne on 21-22 May 2021 and we are sure that he will keep developing at that event.
We wish Dairé and the rest of team Ireland well as they build toward that event while of course looking forward to a great Irish performance in Tokyo 2021 this summer.