Colours Boat Races
The Colours Boat Races are an annual event on the River Liffey echoing the world famous Oxford/Cambridge University Boat Race in London. It has taken place in various locations on the river throughout the years and is currently raced from O’Connell Bridge to St. James’s Gate Brewery.
The Senior Mens race, the Gannon Cup, was founded in 1947 in memory of former UCD Captain Ciaran Gannon who lost his life in Burma in 1944.
In 1980 Trinity were presented with the Corcoran Cup as winners of the inaugural Senior Womens race.
Trinity deservedly reclaimed the Gannon Cup in perfect conditions last Saturday. It was a classic Colours encounter with Trinity taking the advantage from the off and then extending their slim lead following a strong push past the Four-Courts. UCD struggled to find top gear. The verdict was ¾ of a length by the finish on […]