Paul won the ‘Dr. Tony O’Neill Sportsperson of the Year’ award while Martin was presented with the inaugural Bank of Ireland ‘Graduate of the Year’ award.
Our Intermediates won their 4+ and stepped up to Senior 8+, missing out by a matter of feet, while our Club and Novice crews got some excellent head to head racing experience at Neptune and Commercial Regattas in Islandbridge.
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.