UCD’s Intermediate, Club and Novice 8s got their regatta season underway with some head to head racing at Neptune and Commercial regattas in Islandbridge at the weekend.
UCD’s Senior and Intermediate 8s competed at the 2016 Head of the River race from Mortlake to Putney on the River Thames in London on 19th March.
UCDBC placed 1st (Paul O’Donovan), 2nd (Shane Mulvaney) and 4th (David O’Malley) in the U23 Lightweight category at the 2016 IIRC, with Paul recording a fantastic 6:07.5 score. Martin Connor of UCDBC also placed 2nd in the Novice category.
30 athletes and 3 coaches departed to Seville in January for a warm weather (and storm-free) training camp. Well over 300km were clocked up across 9 days that included some valuable races against Cambridge University Lightweight RC and Upper Thames RC which will stand to our crews as they enter the racing season back home.