Captain: Samuel Toland
UCD hosted a homecoming event for Ireland’s Rio 2016 Olympic rowers in the Fitzgerald Debating Chamber on Friday 2nd September, in association with Old Collegians Boat Club and Rowing Ireland.
UCD Ad Astra student Paul O’Donovan topped off an outstanding season by winning the LM1x at the 2016 World Championships in Rotterdam, while UCD’s David O’Malley and Shane Mulvaney finished 4th in the U23 LM2- and Shane O’Connell 5th in the U23 LM4x.
UCD Ad Astra student Paul O’Donovan and his brother Gary took Silver in the LM2x at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Claire Lambe and Sinead Jennings came 6th in their LW2x final, the first Irish oarswomen to make an A final at the Olympics.
UCD took 2016 National Championships for Mens Club 8+, Womens Senior 4- and Womens Intermediate 8+ but were pipped to the line in Mens Senior 8+ and Mens Intermediate 4+, while also finishing 2nd in Mens Senior 1x, Mens Senior 2-, Mens Intermediate 8+.
UCD were knocked out of the 2016 Temple Challenge Cup by American crew Drexel University at Henley Royal Regatta.
UCD’s Club and Intermediate crews had a successful weekend at Cork Regatta, taking home wins for Intermediate 8+, Intermediate 4+ and Club 2 8+, while our scullers picked up Senior 1x and Senior 4x- titles.
UCD alumni Claire Lambe and Sinead Lynch continued their recent improvement in a record breaking LW2x race while UCD Ad Astra student Paul O’Donovan and his brother Gary again showed their speed in the LM2x.
UCD sent a full squad of Club, Intermediate and Senior crews to Dorney Lake for Marlow Regatta as the racing season enters its final stage.
A number of athletes from UCD are named in the crews provisionally nominated by Rowing Ireland for competition at U23 World Rowing Championships in August and World University Rowing Championships in September.
UCD took the Senior 8+ Old Barnes Cup in the Challenge Eights event at Metropolitan Regatta, with scullers Andrew Goff and Shane O’Connell picking up wins at Elite level.
July 14 - July 16
UCD Boat Club
- Novice and Intermediate Eights win at Dublin Met
- Paul O’Donovan and Martin Feeley honoured at 2017 UCD Sports Awards
- Helen Carty RIP
- Senior 8 wins at Trinity Regatta
- UCD Eights Shine at Skibb