Captain: Max Murphy
Crews battled through wind and rain in Blessington for Dublin Metropolitan Regatta, with UCD taking home wins for Senior 4+, Intermediate 8+ and Novice 8+.
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.
Although some events were curtailed by a lack of entries the centrepiece was again UCD vs Trinity in the Mens Senior 8+, with College prevailing by 2 1/4 lengths.
UCD’s Senior and Intermediate Eights followed up their Wylie Cup success by taking home the titles on offer at Skibbereen Regatta over the weekend.
The Senior 8+ and Intermediate 8+ won convincingly to send the Wylie back to College for the first time since 2014 and move the club to 2nd in the overall standings.
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.
UCD repeated 2016’s results by taking the Gannon Cup, Corcoran Cup and Sally Moorhead Trophy at the Dublin University Boat Races (Colours) 2017.
The Intermediate and Club 1 crews were fastest in their categories but the Senior boat collided with a safety launch.
Paul O’Donovan set a new Irish Lightweight record while Shane O’Connell also impressed to win the U23 Lightweight category.
UCD Boat Club members clocked up hundreds of kilometres on the water in Seville during the club’s annual training camp.
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