Dublin University Boat Club

Rowing on the Liffey since 1836


Colours Review

DUBC battled it out with UCDBC in the annual colours races. Events started on Friday evening, when the second Novice VIII (Goonan Cup) and Intermediate VIII raced in Islandbridge (top to bottom). The Goonan cup was nearly in our sights but for a last minute jam in the steering. The Intermediate men fought valiantly but ultimately narrowly missed out. Saturday morning saw the first Novice VIII (Dan Quinn Shield) and Senior VIII (Gannon Cup) compete. The Novice VIII had a decisive victory winning by clear water, the Gannon race was much more of a close call, with both crews moving forward throughout the race, with DUBC ultimately missing out by 2/3 of a length. We look forward to racing going forward, with Neptune and Commercial coming next, and University Championships after that.

Erne Head of The River

DUBC entered four boat in Erne Head yesterday, winning Novice and Intermediate, the senior boat missed out to Commercial. Details of the crews can be found here. Colours is next weekend, the Novice B boat and second Senior boat will compete in the ‘unofficial’ colours races on Friday evening, followed by the Novice A boat and first senior boat in the Dan Quinn and Gannon cups respectively on Saturday, 12pm and 1pm respectively.


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Dublin University Boat Club is the rowing club of Trinity College Dublin. Established in 1898, the club continues a tradition of rowing excellence practiced in Trinity since 1836. Among the oldest rowing clubs of the world, DUBC maintains a long history of success at domestic and international level. Multiple wins at National Championship events feature prominently alongside victories at Henley Royal Regatta and Irish University Championships. DUBC’s accolades span the breadth of competitive rowing, from novice level to World Championship and Olympic representation.

Rowing for DUBC offers the opportunity for intensive training in both sweep and sculling boats, accommodated by state of the art, high-performance facilities for both land-based and water training. Professional coaching structures and individualised training programmes facilitate the development of the student athlete, while encouraging the high academic standard demanded of students at Trinity.