Complete Gannon Results

Ciarán Gannon

Ciarán Gannon was born in Co. Galway, having passed through Clongowes Wood College, entered University College, Dublin, in October 1933. He at once joined the College Boat Club and, in 1934, was a member of the Maiden VIII, which that year was unbeaten. Gannon was an enthusiastic oarsman and he loved the sport for its own sake. He was loyal to his club and he showed it by the manner in which he consistently gave of his best as a maiden, then as a junior, and finally, as a senior oarsman. In 1937, he was elected Club Captain and in that capacity he showed his fitness in the field of rowing as a coach as well as oarsman, but also as an administrator. He threw all his energies into his work and during his captaincy, to which he was re-elected in 1938, University College Dublin Boat Club achieved a very high level of success. For the first time, the Club won the Wylie Cup and the Leander and Metropolitan Cups. Ciarán Gannon graduated in Medicine and Surgery in 1939 and shortly afterwards went to England, where he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps with the rank of Captain. He served for a time in Egypt and then in India, going subsequently to Burma, where he was killed in 1944.

In recognition of his services to rowing generally and particularly to University College Dublin Boat Club, as well as in a tribute to his fine character and personality, his former associates and friends decided to perpetuate his memory by bringing to fruition the long contemplated and cherished plan for an annual race between University College Dublin and Dublin University. For this race, a perpetual challenge trophy, to be known as the Gannon Memorial Cup, was presented.

Year Winner Distance Time
1947 DUBC 1 L 6:55.4
1948 UCD v1 1/4 L
1949 DUBC 1 3/4 l
1950 No Winner Dead Heat
1951 UCD 3/4 L
1952 UCD 1/2 L
1953 DUBC 2 L
1954 UCD 1/4 L 7:48.8
1955 DUBC 3 1/2 L
1956 DUBC 4 L
1957 No Race
1958 No Race
1959 DUBC 1/3 L
1960 UCD 2/3 L
1961 UCD 1 1/4 L 6:50
1962 UCD 3/4 L
1963 DUBC 1 1/2 L 7:54
1964 DUBC 2 L 7:02
1965 DUBC 1/3 L
1966 DUBC 5 L 6:56
1967 DUBC 5 L
1968 UCD 2 L 7:34
1969 DUBC 1 L 6:47.5
1970 UCD 1 1/4 L
1971 UCD 5 L (6:16)
1972 UCD 4 L 6:32.7
1973 UCD 8 L 7:48
1974 UCD 6 L 7:27
1975 UCD 1 L 6:29
1976 DUBC 5 L 6:44
1977 DUBC 4 L 6:58
1978 DUBC Not Rowed Out
1979 DUBC 2 L
1980 DUBC 5 1/2 L 6:41.7
1981 DUBC Convincingly
1982 DUBC 1 3/4 L
1983 UCD 1/2 L
1984 DUBC 2 L 6:06
1985 UCD 3 L
1986 UCD 4 L
1987 UCD 3 L 6:27
1988 DUBC 1 1/2 L
1989 DUBC 4 1/2 L 6:45
1990 DUBC 3 1/2 L 6:22
1991 UCD canvas
1992 DUBC 1 1/2 L
1993 DUBC 2 1/2 L
1994 UCD 1 1/2 L
1995 DUBC 2 L
1996 DUBC 5 L
1997 DUBC 1/2L
1998 DUBC 4 L
1999 DUBC 3 L
2000 DUBC 1/2L (rowed upstram from 2000)
2001 UCD 5 L
2002 UCD 1 L (rowed at Islandbridge)
2003 DUBC 3/4 L
2004 DUBC a distance
2005 UCD 1/2 L
2006 DUBC
2007 DUBC
2008 UCD
2009 UCD 1 length
2010 UCD
2011 UCD 4 lengths
2012 UCD 1 length
2013 UCD
2014 UCD
2015 DUBC
2016 UCD
2017 UCD
2018 DUBC