#Rowing: UCD came out on top in the Gannon Cup for senior men and the Corcoran Cup for senior women on the Liffey today – but in very different races.
Trinity led for most of the Corcoran Cup race, holding off strong UCD pushes. It looked set up for an excellent finish – but then Trinity’s rudder fell off. They had terrible steering difficulties, and UCD powered through to win well.
UCD’s senior men were in command from early on. They made light of their weight disadvantage into the strong, gusting, wind to build a good lead, despite rowing on the South Station, which is less favoured in the early stages.
Trinity won the novice men’s race and UCD the novice women’s.
Colours Races 2017
Men, Senior (Gannon Cup):
UCD (S Bolger, S O’Connell, T Doherty, M Murphy, S Mulvaney, A Griffin, E Gleeson, D O’Malley; cox: O Reid) bt Trinity 3l.
Novice (Dan Quinn Shield): Trinity bt UCD 2l
Women, Senior (Corcoran Cup)
UCD (S Matthews, V Connolly, R Ryan, G Youl, D Callanan, J Coleman, R Gilligan, E Lambe; cox: S Ní Fhinn) bt Trinity easily.
Novice (Sally Moorhead Trophy); UCD bt Trinity easily.