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The 72nd Colours Boat Race will see TCD and UCD go head to head again on the Liffey

Race times announced for this year’s event which will take place on Saturday, 14th March

Published: March 3rd, 2020

The 72nd Colours boat races between Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin will take place on Saturday March 14th, 2020 from 1:30pm. The Colours boat race sees Trinity and UCD go head to head again on the Liffey, racing from O’ Connell Bridge to St. James’s Gate.

Spectators will be able to view the race from the quays and bridges along the course, and a dedicated viewing area will be set up at the finish line, on Victoria Quay. A live video stream of the races will also be available to view online.
For safety reasons, spectators are forbidden from following the races on bicycles, and anyone attempting to do so will be reported.

Colours Boat Race Schedule:
Saturday, 14th March 2020:
1:30 pm – Sally Moorhead Trophy – Women’s Novice VIII
2:00 pm – Dan Quinn Shield – Men’s Novice VIII
2:30 pm – Corcoran Cup – Women’s Senior VIII
3:00 pm – Gannon Cup – Men’s Senior VIII

Coin Toss:
The coin toss for the 2020 Colours Boat Races took place at the Civic Offices on Saturday February 29th, overseen by Irish rowing legend Seán Drea and Dublin Lord Mayor, Tom Brabazon. The coin toss for the women’s races took place first, UCD won the toss and Captain Áine Mc Creesh called for the North Station.
Trinity won the coin toss for the men’s events and Captain Seán Canning called for the North Station. UCD will race on the North Station for the Sally Moorhead Cup and the Corcoran Cup. Trinity will race on the North Station for the Dan Quinn Shield and the Gannon Cup. All four races take place on Saturday March 14th.
For more information on the Colours Boat Race please visit the website here.