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Rowing Twins Take Each Other On in Gannon Cup

14th March 2012
Rowing Twins Take Each Other On in Gannon Cup

Twin brothers Turlough and Patrick Hughes (20) will vie for dominance in the Gannon Cup, the annual colours race between Trinity and UCD, on the Liffey on Bank Holiday Monday. UCD, who will be seeking their fifth consecutive Gannon, will be stroked by Turlough Hughes, while Patrick will be in the five seat in the Trinity boat. UCD’s Dave Neale will be seeking his fifth Gannon Cup title.

Trinity’s women’s eight, winner of two of the last three Corcoran Cups, have experience in their crew for Monday. Sinead Rodger and Keira Buttanshaw compete in their second Corcoran Cup; Susannah Cass her third and Caitlin Condon, an American, her fourth. UCD Ladies Boat Club have yet to announce their crew.

Mark Pollock, the adventurer who competed in the Gannon in 1995, 1996 and 1997 – and won all three - will be the guest of honour at the event. Pollock has shown tremendous fortitude in taking on blindness and then, separately, paralysis sustained in a fall.

Men’s Senior Eight (Gannon Cup)

UCD: Vincent Manning, Emmett Feeley, Simon Craven, Conor Walsh, Gearoid Duane, Dave Neale, Finbar Manning, Turlough Hughes; cox: Hannah Fenlon.

Trinity: P Mannix, AJ Rawlinson, Will Hurley, Charlie Landale, Patrick Hughes, Paul Flaherty, Ian Kelly, Danny Ryan; cox: Maeve Crockett.

Women’s Senior Eight (Corcoran Cup)

Trinity: Rebecca Dowling, Sinead Rodger, Keira Buttanshaw, Suzanne Daniels, Susannah Cass, Rebecca Deasy, Caitlin Condon, Ruth Morris; cox: Naomi O’Sullivan.

Monday’s Programme: 8:30 Sally Moorhead Trophy (Novice Women). 9:00 Dan Quinn Shield (Novice Men). 9:30 Corcoran Cup (Senior Women). 10:00 Gannon Cup (Senior Men)

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Liam Gorman

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Liam Gorman is a writer and reporter. He is the co-author of Little Lady, One Man, Big Ocean, published in the United States and Canada as Crossing the Swell. He is the rowing correspondent of the Irish Times.  

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