Dublin University Boat Club

Rowing on the Liffey since 1836

DUBC, founded by the amalgamation of DU Boat Club and DU Rowing Club in 1898, has a long history of rowing success with Championship wins, Henley wins, World Champions and Olympians to its name.

Rowing for DUBC offers the opportunity for intensive sculling training in the club’s sizeable fleet of small boats as well as the sweep rowing typical of University clubs. Senior DUBC rowers have the opportunity to race UCD in the prestigious annual Gannon Cup Colours race and represent the university at national and international competitions including Henley Royal Regatta.

Club News

RIP Robin Tamplin

DUBC is greatly saddened to learn of the death of Robin Tamplin. Robin, who represented Ireland in the London Olympics in 1948, was Captain of DUBC in 1949, and later went on to coach the DUBC crew that won the Ladies Plate in 1977. Robin also served as President of... read more

Trinity looks to recruit new Chief Rowing Coach

Are you a rowing coach? Do you want to work in the top-rated Irish university? Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, is looking to recruit an experienced and talented individual to take up the post of Chief Rowing Coach. This is a strategic appointment as... read more

The Brotherhood at Islandbridge

As my cousin once remarked: “rowers only talk with rowers, and the only thing they talk about is rowing.” Of course this is a slight exaggeration, but it does illustrate the bond and brotherhood that exist between fellow rowers. A mutual loyalty to one another,... read more