Colours, the Dublin University 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.
Races for Novice Men (Dan Quinn Shield) and Novice Women (Sally Moorhead Trophy) were introduced in 2004 and 2005 respectively and add greatly to the atmosphere of the event.
UCD Boat Club have announced their crews to contest the 2015 Colours races against Trinity College (DUBC). UCD enter this year as holders of the Gannon Cup (on a run of 7 consecutive victories) and Sally Moorhead Trophy, while Trinity hold the Dan Quinn Shield and Corcoran Cup. See the race information below and be sure […]
UCD won the Gannon Cup for senior men at Colours 2014 after a terrific struggle. Trinity’s crew led the race from just after the start, but could not gain a clearwater lead. UCD’s pushes were relentless, and though they were still behind coming through the final bridge, Watling Street, they then powered through and had command […]
UCD Boat Club is gearing up for the Annual UCD vs TCD Colours race during this weekend’s St Patrick’s Festival. Racing takes place on Sunday the 16th March from O’Connell Bridge to St. James’ Gate with buses travelling along the course route for spectators. All members, alumni and supporters are encouraged to come down and […]
UCD has won three of the four titles at the Irish Colours Boat Races: the Gannon Cup (senior men’s eights), the Corcoran Cup (senior women’s eights), and the Dan Quinn Shield (novice men’s eights). The Sally Moorhead Trophy (novice women’s eights) went to our opponents Trinity College Dublin. The Colours Races which start at O’Connell […]
In a first for the Colours boat races, we’re going global. You can follow the race live on USTREAM on http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ucdbc or on the USTREAM App for Android or iOS. Sally Moorhead (WN8) @ 12:45pm Dan Quinn (MN8) @ 1:15pm Corcoran Cup (WS8) @ 1:45pm Gannon Cup (MS8) @ 2:15pm Text updates will also be […]