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Trinity triumph at this year’s Queens University Boat Race

Published: 13th June 2016

As we head for the climax of the season with the Irish National Championships next month, Trinity’s male and female rowers look to be on course for a strong finish if the weekend’s results are anything to go by.

Both were represented at the Queens University Boat Race, which took place on the River Lagan over the weekend. The senior men and women and novice men and women all won with comfortable margins.

For the senior ladies, their latest victory will no doubt fill them with confidence as they head off to Henley Women’s Regatta this week.

For the senior men, the Queens race marks an improvement on what has been a challenging season so far. Meanwhile the novice men continued their impressive winning streak in Belfast – they are unbeaten all season.

This was the 12th year of the Queens University Boat Race and featured 18 crews from across Ireland. An added bonus for 2016 was the newly refurbished boathouse, which offered improved viewing options for the many spectators.

There was a strong Trinity alumni presence – among those spotted in the crowds were Donagh McDonagh and Des Hill. Trinity Sport was represented by its new Deputy Head, Matthew Dossett, who was on hand to present the ladies with their medals.

TCD didn’t reign completely victorious however - Queens won the alumni race. As the saying goes - you can’t win them all!

Special thanks must be reserved for Charlie Cunningham, whose top-notch organisational skills were greatly appreciated by all.