Ciarán Gannon was born in Co. Galway, having passed through Clongowes Wood College, entered University College, Dublin, in October 1933. He at once joined the College Boat Club and, in 1934, was a member of the Maiden VIII, which that year was
Gannon was an enthusiastic oarsman and he loved the sport for its own sake. He was loyal to his club and he showed it by the manner in which he consistently gave of his best as a maiden, then as a junior, and finally, as a senior oarsman.
In 1937, he was elected Club Captain and in that capacity he showed his fitness in the field of rowing as a coach as well as oarsman, but also as an administrator. He threw all his energies into his work and during his captaincy, to which he was re-elected in 1938, UCD Boat Club achieved a very high level of success. For the first time, the Club won the Wylie Cup and the Leander and Metropolitan Cups.
Ciarán Gannon graduated in Medicine and Surgery in 1939 and shortly afterwards went to England, where he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps with the rank of Captain. He served for a time in Egypt and then in India, going subsequently to Burma, where he was killed in 1944.
In recognition of his services to rowing generally and particularly to University College Dublin Boat Club, as well as in a tribute to his fine character and personality, his former associates and friends decided to perpetuate his memory by bringing to fruition the long contemplated and cherished plan for an annual race between UCD and Trinity. For this race, a perpetual challenge trophy, to be known as the Gannon Memorial Cup, was presented.
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Highlights of our January Training Camp 🎬✅#bridgebusters #honcollege
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2 months ago
As 2019 draws to a close it’s a chance to look back over the last decade and we have to say we are incredibly proud of what UCD Boat Club and UCD Ladies Boat Club have achieved.
UCD rowers have made their mark at home and abroad, from beginner to Olympian, and the clubs are in fantastic shape to build again in 2020 and beyond.
All credit to the athletes, coaches and committees that contributed to these successes and of course none of this would be possible without the support we receive so a huge thank you to our alumni, Old Collegians Boat Club, Ireland., UCD Sport, sponsors MERC Partners Spencer Stuart, KPMG Careers Ireland and Bank of Ireland, parents, friends, family and everyone who has helped the club and its members on their way during an exciting decade.
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3 months ago
It was great fun supporting Movember Ireland and we're delighted to have raised over €2000 to go towards fighting cancer and supporting mental health and suicide prevention.
👏 to our mo-bros and thanks all for your donations 🙏🏻congrats also to the brave few adopting the 'tache fulltime 👨🏻
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