The Irish Rowing Championships 2022 took place last weekend (15th – 17th July 2022) at the national Rowing Centre in Cork. It was an action-packed event for both the men’s and ladies’ teams with Dublin University Boat Club taking first place in the Intermediate 4+ event with a comprehensive win by clear water over the rest of the field. The 1st intermediate 4+ crew included Tadhg McKnight, Tom Stevens (captain), Tiarnan McKnight, Julian Schneider and Cox: Rowan Hamilton.

Tom Stevens, Captain of the Dublin University Boat Club commented after the race, “We are very pleased with the club’s overall performance at the Irish National Championships. The win in the intermediate four+ event is a testament to the hard work of the whole club this season, including the athletes, volunteer coaches and our head coach Paul Thornton. It takes a whole club effort to win championships like these. It is great to see the club being so close to the top of almost every category and I am sure this will be a steppingstone to even more success going forward. I’m hugely proud of this group and delighted at what we have achieved. We are now looking forward to eight of our athletes representing Ireland at the Home international this coming weekend”.


Dublin University Boat Club achieved the following results in other events:
• 2nd Senior 4-: Tadhg McKnight, Tom Stevens, Tiarnan McKnight, Julian Schneider
• 2nd intermediate 8+ : Tadhg McKnight, Tom Stevens, Tiarnan McKnight, Julian Schneider, Ronan Brennan, Liam Junkermann, Macdara Allison, Jack Butler, Cox: Rowan Hamilton
• 3rd intermediate pair: Tadhg McKnight and Tom Stevens
• 2nd Club 8+: Ronan Brennan, Cormac Feely, Jack Butler, Macdara Allison, Alfie Hales, Morgan Hurley O’Dwyer, Tom Grant, Chris Dehaene, Cox: Isabel Doyle
• 2nd Club 4+: Tom Grant, Cormac Feely, Alfie Hales, Chris Dehaene, Cox: Isabel Doyle
• 2nd Novice 8+: Ben Reid, Anrijs Lorencs, Sam Walker, Rossa Brennan, Jonathan Atkinson, Guy Acton, Hugh Sheehy O’Shea, William Hou, Cox: Caoimhe Flynn

Alicia O’Neill, Captain for Dublin University Ladies Boat Club commented, “DULBC had a good run at the National Rowing Championships this year, with every athlete making an A final and racing a competitive race. This is a testament to the commitment and dedication to training by our athletes and coaches throughout the year. We will take what we have learned into the next season and hopefully come away with more success in the future.”

DULBC achieved the following results:
Senior 4- = 2nd Place in A final
Inter 2- = 2nd place and 6th place in A final
Inter 4- = 4th place in the A final
Inter 1x = 5th place in the A final
Club 4+ = 3rd in the A final
Club 8+ = 4th in the A final
Novice 8+ = 6th in the A final
Novice 4x+ = 4th in the A final