2024 Event Information

The 2024 Colours Boat Races are to take place on Saturday 30 March.

Racing will take place upstream from O’Connell Bridge to St James’ Gate, with races at the follow times (all are PM and in GMT):

1:00 – Sally Moorhead Cup (Women’s Novice 8)

1:30 – Dan Quinn Shield (Men’s Novice 8)

2:00 – Corcoran Cup (Women’s Senior 8)

2:30 – Gannon Cup (Men’s Senior 8)

The crew lists can be found here, and in the race-day programme.

A livestream of the race will be available here and will be available on our website.

Spectators are encouraged to gather at the designated areas at the start and finish lines on the South bank of the river.

We remind spectators that cycling alongside the races is forbidden, and anyone doing so will be reported. Also, the flying of drones over, along, or near the course is also prohibited for the duration of the event.

We thank you for your cooperation in complying with these measures, helping us run a safe and enjoyable event, and securing the future of the Colours Boat Races in the city centre.

We would also like to thank the sponsors of this year’s contest. Without their indelible support, this event would not be possible. In particular we would like to thank Dublin City Council for being this year’s Event Sponsor and whose partnership is key in the success of this wonderful occasion. We would also like to thank this year’s Race Sponsors:

2024 Dan Quinn Shield and Sally Moorhead Trophy – BearingPoint with support from Old Collegians Boat Club

2024 Corcoran Cup – K&L Gates

2024 Gannon Cup – The JHS Crew of Old Collegians Boat Club

We would also like to extend our gratitude to all of the volunteers who put in the hours of dedication and hard work to make this competition a seamless and exciting experience for all!

Good luck to all crews!