UCD rowers take Gannon Cup and Sally Moorhead Trophy in Colours races

Posted 11 March, 2019

  • UCD Boat Club's Seniors won the Gannon Cup in the annual Colours Race against Trinity College Dublin.
  • UCD Ladies Boat Club Novices defeated TCD to win the Sally Moorhead Trophy.

University College Dublin has won the men’s senior in the annual Colours Race against Trinity College Dublin.

The senior men from UCD Boat Club took their rivals to task and managed to claim the Gannon Cup by two-thirds of a length.

Trinity enjoyed a good start to the Dublin City race and held a quarter of a length lead through the Ha’penny and Millennium bridges.

However UCD found their rhythm and took a one-length lead through the middle of the course.

Holding on, Trinity drew level as the crews passed under the final two bridges, James Joyce and Rory O’Moore, on the River Liffey but UCD held on for the win.

Included on the crew were UCD Ad Astra Elite Athletes David O’Malley, Andrew Goff, and Shane O’Connell.

Gannon Cup Winners, UCD Senior Men:

  • Orlagh Reid (Coxswain)
  • David O'Malley (Stroke)
  • Cameron Murphy
  • Andrew Kelly
  • Thomas Earley
  • Shane O'Connell
  • Andrew Goff
  • Jack Stacey
  • Rob Brown (Back)

The UCD Ladies Boat Club's Novice Women who won the Sally Moorhead Trophy at the Colours Races

Elsewhere, while the UCD Ladies Senior crew loss out on the Coccoran Cup, the Boat Club’s Novice crew soundly won the Sally Moorhead Trophy. 

The UCD women started strong; carving out a bid lead from the start and refused to allow Trinity to get back on level terms.

Sally Moorhead Trophy, UCD Novice Women: 

  • Hannah McGrath (Coxswain)
  • Ava Evans (Stroke)
  • Kate Murphy
  • Lena Latussek
  • Amy Hetherington
  • Ailíse Allen
  • Mary Ann Kent
  • Anna O’Farrell
  • Katie McNelis (Back)

By: David Kearns, Digital Journalist / Media Officer, UCD University Relations