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Victory for Trinity's senior rowers at this year's Colours

Published: 22nd March 2018

Rowing Colours is usually one of the first big races of the season, when Trinity and UCD go head to head on the O’Connell Bridge to Heuston course.

This year’s annual event was due to take place on Sunday March 18 but adverse weather conditions almost saw the whole thing being cancelled. However both colleges came together and decided on a hastily arranged plan B, which saw Colours take place at the boat house in Islandbridge at a slightly later time.

This course will be familiar to both colleges, as it is also the course for the annual Trinity Regatta; the only difference was that the rearranged Colours had to be raced in the opposite direction, using the boat house as the start rather than the finish.
First up were the novice women, competing for the Sally Moorhead trophy. In this UCD proved too strong for DULBC (Trinity ladies rowing), with the former winning comfortably.

Next up it was the turn of the novice men competing for the Dan Quinn shield, which the club has won for the last few years. It wasn’t to be this time round however, and unfortunately DUBC (Trinity men’s rowing), were beaten by two feet on the line.

Senior 8s
The second last race featured the women’s senior 8s who beat their UCD counterparts to bring the Corcoran Cup back to Trinity for the first time since 2015.

The men’s senior 8, the Gannon Cup, was another exhilarating battle. DUBC were a length behind but fought back strongly to win by half a length.

Well done to all involved in what will certainly be one of our more memorable Colours races!

  • Islandbridge boat house is also the location for the Trinity Regatta, which takes place on Saturday April 21