2024 Results

The results of the 2024 Colours Boat Races, raced on the lower Liffey from O’Connel Bridge to St. James Gate, on Saturday, March 30th:

Sally Moorhead Cup – Women’s Novice 8+ – UCD beat Trinity.

Dan Quinn Shield – Men’s Novice 8+ – Trinity beat UCD.

Corcoran Cup – Women’s Senior 8+ – UCD beat Trinity.

Gannon Cup – Men’s Senior 8+ – UCD beat Trinity.


On the previous evening, March 29th, races for the reserve crews took place above the weir at Islandbridge. Races were held for Men’s and Women’s reserve Senior 4+s, Mixed reserve Senior 8+, Women’s Novice reserve 8+ and Men’s Novice reserve 4x+ (Men’s Novice reserve 4x+ was raced between Trinity and Neptune RC as UCD were unable to field a Novice reserve 4x+). The results were:

Women’s Novice reserve 8+ – UCD beat Trinity

Men’s Senior reserve 4+ – Trinity beat UCD

Women’s Senior reserve 4+ – UCD beat Trinity

Men’s Novice reserve 4x+ – Neptune RC beat Trinity

Mixed reserve 8+ – UCD beat Trinity


Congratulations to the winning crews.


Thanks to Eunan Dolan (Neptune RC) for acting as Race Official, Jim Cassidy (Neptune RC) and Aoife Byrne (Carlow RC) for umpiring the mens and womens races, respectively, Barry Clarke (Neptune RC) for acting as finishing judge, Brian and Niamh of our commentary team, and the countless volunteers from both universities for their time and effort in running the races.

Thanks also to our partners in the emergency services, Trinity Sport, UCD Sport and Dublin City Council for their ongoing work without which this annual event would not be possible.