The 74th Colours Boat Race between Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin will take place on Saturday, 30th March from 1:00pm. The colours boat race sees Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin go head-to-head again on the Liffey, racing from O’ Connell Bridge to St. James’ Gate. Watch the high tempo start at O’ Connell Bridge, the mid-course battle at Four Courts or the sprint for the line at the dedicated viewing area at St. James’ Gate on Victoria Quay with live commentary.

The annual colours boat race began in 1947 and comprises of the Gannon Cup for the senior men’s 8+, the Corcoran Cup for the senior women’s 8+, the Dan Quinn Shield for the novice men’s 8+ and the Sally Moorehead for the novice women’s 8+. The colours boat race offers a unique spectacle on the river Liffey with each race consisting of two 60ft racing boats, each with eight rowers and a coxswain.

Colours Boat Race Schedule, Saturday, 30th March 2024:

1:00pm – Sally Moorehead Trophy
1:30pm – Dan Quinn Shield
2:00pm – Corcoran Cup
2:30pm – Gannon Cup

The coin toss for the 2024 Colours Boat Races took place on the Sunday, 10th March at the dining hall of Trinity College Dublin, overseen by Trinity Sport Scholarship student and Irish Rugby Player, Ryan Baird. Dublin University Boat Club won the toss and will take the north station for the Gannon Cup and the Dan Quinn shield. Dublin University Ladies Boat Club won their coin toss and chose to race on the north station for the Corcoran Cup and the Sally Moorhead Trophy. UCD will race on the south station for all four races.

For more information on the Colours Boat Race please click here.