Eight former UCDBC Olympians were honoured by the college today in a special boat-naming ceremony on the 60th anniversary of the London 1948 Olympics; Six of the nine members in the Ireland VIII that year were from UCD. The club’s new Hudson VIII was unveiled as the ‘Olympian’ and honours Paddy Dooley, Barry McDonnell, Joe Hanly, Morgan McElligott, Tom Dowdall & Denis Sugrue of the ’48 crew in addition to Jaye Renehan & Martin Feeley who rowed in the Montreal ’76 Olympics. The ceremony was held in UCD and was attended by the 4 surviving UCD members of the 48 crew, Paddy Dooley, Morgan McElligott, Tom Dowdall & Denis Sugrue, Robert Tamplin (DUBC crewmember), representatives of Barry McDonnell, Joe Hanly & Paddy Harrold (Neptune RC crewmember), Jaye Renehan & a representative of Martin Feeley. Also in attendance were Their Excellencies David Reddaway & Tom Foley, UK and US Ambassadors to Ireland respectively, UCD President Dr. Hugh Brady, Vice-President for Students Dr. Martin Butler & UCD Director of Sport Brian Mullins, Frank Durkin (President IARU), Martin Corcoran (CEO IARU), Sean Drea & several past captains & presidents of the club and members of Old Collegians.
UCD Boat Club is supporting Movember – donate now!
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Our Movember campaign has raised over €3000 so far!
Moustaches have been grown and hundreds of kilometres moved, but we aren’t finished just yet with a week to go 💪
Thank you very much for all the donations thus far, and if you’d like to contribute click the link below 🔗
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UCD Virtual Open Day is underway 💪🏼 find us at the Sports & Scholarships desk from 10am-4pm.
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1 month ago
The club is truly shocked and saddened with the passing of Jonathan Devitt.
Johnny made an enormous contribution to the club, not least as Captain in 2002 and 2003. He created foundations that the club still builds on today and it was fitting that he received a Centenary Medal in recognition of this in 2017.
We offer our most sincere condolences to his wife Caroline, his family, his crew mates and all who knew him.
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