UCD repeated 2016’s results by taking the Gannon Cup, Corcoran Cup and Sally Moorhead Trophy at the Dublin University Boat Races (Colours) 2017.
The Intermediate and Club 1 crews were fastest in their categories but the Senior boat collided with a safety launch.
By Tom Cryan, Irish Independent, 6th July 1959. The German oarsmen from the “Germania” Club in Frankfurt, who had swept the boards at the Cork City regatta on Saturday, suffered what can only be regarded as a sensational defeat at Limerick regatta yesterday, when the little-fancied U.C.D. seniors beat them by a canvas.
Paul O’Donovan set a new Irish Lightweight record while Shane O’Connell also impressed to win the U23 Lightweight category.
UCD Boat Club members clocked up hundreds of kilometres on the water in Seville during the club’s annual training camp.
UCD’s Cian Guilfoyle was first in the Mens Novice category at the Leinster Indoor Rowing Competition 2016, with another 6 UCD men joining him in the Top 10.
UCD’s Under-23 athletes came out top in the Mens 4- and 2- at The Irish Open trials last weekend, with Paul O’Donovan winning the Mens 1x and Mens 2x.
A strong UCD contingent will attend The Irish Open at the National Rowing Centre this weekend, the first trial of the season.
While our returning athletes are well into their training routine, Freshers Week brought the UCD Sports Expo and the first major event of the season. The club signed up a large and enthusiastic group of new members and was awarded by UCD Sport and Bank of Ireland for their contribution to the Expo.
UCD hosted a homecoming event for Ireland’s Rio 2016 Olympic rowers in the Fitzgerald Debating Chamber on Friday 2nd September, in association with Old Collegians Boat Club and Rowing Ireland.
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- UCD take 3 from 4 at Colours 2017
- Five UCD Eights race at Erne Head of the River
- Limerick Regatta Thriller: U.C.D. Eight Beat Germans
- UCD top the lightweight categories at IIRC 2017
- 50 athletes take part in Seville training camp