Sanita Puspure – competing in Olympic qualifiers

Sanita with her Fillippi single scull kindly provided by Paul Romeril

As many readers may know, since its foundation, a core goal of Old Collegians has been to support the growth of rowing in Ireland in general. Whilst the Club’s main focus has always been the support of UCD Boat Club and UCD oarsmen,we also look to support Irish rowing outside the walls of UCD Boathouse when we can.

In recent years, OC has had a small number of elite women scullers and they were joined some years ago by Sanita Puspure. Sanita was born in, and represented Latvia at Under 23 level but had been living in Ireland for many years, where both of her children were born. Having joined OCBC Continue reading

Gannon Cup 1987 revisited

UCD’s 1987 Gannon Cup had a recent rematch with the ’87 Trinity crew, at Trinity Regatta, when both crews competed in the Arthur Ball.

Below is a photo of the crew taken before the race, and below again, a scan of the crew photo from the 1987 programme.


On the day Trinity won the race, with ultimately Commercial winning the highly coveted (?) Arthur Ball Cup. For those interested in watching a video of the race, click hereĀ 

Old Collegians competing in 1963 & 1964

Some fine photos of Old Collegians competing in 1963 and 1964. Click on any of the photos below to see a lager image.