OCBC and UCD enjoyed a good weekend at the Champs.
Claire Lambe of OC won both the Womens Single and Lightweight Single, great performance.
The Mens Senior Comp 4X featuring Sean Jacob and Con Collis (with Commercial) also won – according to our records that’s the first Mens Pot in OC colours since 1964. Nice 50th anniversary.
Hopefully more to follow.
In the Mens Senior 4-, Sean and Con were joined by Gearoid Duane and Peter Grogan and were pipped into 2nd by NUIG / Grainne Mhaol.
Gearoid and Peter were fancied in the S2- but had to withdraw due to illness.
The event was, however won by UCD which is an excellent result.
In the Mens 1X, Paul O’Donovan of UCD had a good race and was just beaten into 2nd by 2 secs by Keohane of Lee Valley.
Turlough Hughes of UCD won the Inter 1X whilst UCDBC regained the sought after Novice VIII Pot as well as the Club VIII.
The UCD Ladies also won the Inter VIII.
The UCD/OC Comp SVIII was beaten by NUIG/Grainne Mhaol but it is a great step to have the Clubs competing together in this manner, something we have been working towards for some time.
Also at the weekend Sanita Puspure won the B Final at Lucerne, a very good result.
Finally the UCD VIII that won the Ladies Plate in 1974 had an anniversary rowover on the Sunday of HRR. Nice recognition for the lads who, word has it, enjoyed a great weekend.