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UCD & Trinity Rowing announces the 74th Series on 30 March 2024

Posted 20 March, 2024

DULBC Captain Sophia Mulvihill, DUBC Captain Alfie Hales, Ryan Baird, UCDBC Captain Paul Flood, UCDLBC Captain Sarah Daly

2024 will be the 74th edition, taking place on Saturday 30 March.

The Colours Boat Races are an annual series of head-to-head rowing races between Trinity and UCD on the River Liffey in Dublin. The series began in 1947, and comprises of the Gannon Cup for Senior Men's 8+, the Corcoran Cup for Senior Women's 8+, the Dan Quinn Shield for beginner Men's 8+ the Sally Moorehead Trophy for beginner Women's 8+. The (opens in a new window)website contains more information on the history of the event.

Colours offers a unique spectacle on the River Liffey with each race consisting of two 60ft racing boats, each with 8 rowers and a coxswain. The current course runs from O'Connell Bridge to St. James Gate Brewery and takes between 7 and 10 minutes depending on the race. Several sponsorship opportunities are available including overall event sponsor and individual race sponsors.

For more information, contact either (opens in a new window)ucdbc@ucd.ie or (opens in a new window)ladiesboat@ucd.ie.  

Race Schedule on Saturday 30 March

  • Sally Moorehead: 1:00pm
  • Dan Quinn Shield: 1:30pm
  • Corcoran Cup: 2:00pm
  • Gannon Cup: 2:30pm

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