December 6th, 2014

DUBC’’s novice squad have been hard at work these past few weeks learning their trade under the watchful eyes of Development Officer Charlie Cunningham, club legend Mike Ryder and current senior squad invalid Liam Hawkes. Last weekend saw them rewarded with their first real taste of racing at Muckross Head of the River at the National Rowing Centre, Cork.

Some of DUBC's Novice Squad

Some of DUBC’s Novice Squad

4 DUBC 8s took to the water with nearly nothing to choose between the crews, a pleasing indicator of depth within the squad. Full results are available here.

Many thanks to all those who volunteered to drive down for what was a truly valuable experience, especially as the squad look to build towards racing season through the Christmas period. As Mike Ryder said afterward, “it made them realise that they actually get down the course much faster when they row together!” Well rowed Trinity!