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.
UCD Ad Astra student Paul O’Donovan topped off an outstanding season by winning the LM1x at the 2016 World Championships in Rotterdam, while UCD’s David O’Malley and Shane Mulvaney finished 4th in the U23 LM2- and Shane O’Connell 5th in the U23 LM4x.
UCD Ad Astra student Paul O’Donovan and his brother Gary took Silver in the LM2x at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Claire Lambe and Sinead Jennings came 6th in their LW2x final, the first Irish oarswomen to make an A final at the Olympics.
UCD Boat Club
- 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
- UCD Novices top the list at Leinster Indoors
- UCD’s U23s make their mark at The Irish Open