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One of the 1977 Ladies Plate crew members has written a lighthearted account of the crew’s three year campaign to try to win the event. While it deals amusingly with some of their outrageous non rowing adventures, the sections on the changes within Trinity College during those years, and especially the descriptions of rowing in general, and racing in particular, are dealt with in a far more serious vein.

Reviews from customers have been overwhelmingly positive:

“I really did enjoy this book – not only because the author is a friend and rowing colleague, but because  – with wry humour and humility – David has managed to capture so much of the ethos and cameraderie of our rowing days at Trinity.  I thought his description of the sport, it’s hard training and soft benefits was excellent (spot-on) and , as a member of the squad in 1977,  I very much appreciated the recognition given – that capturing the Ladies’ Plate was a win for all of us, whether we sat in in the winning viii  or simply worked with with the squad in the build-up over three years ( personally , I always enjoyed the ‘run’ and responsiveness of a iv much more). 
Most importantly,  David’s narrative of the lifetime benefits of participation in the sport of rowing is , as we accountants say, True and Fair. 
This book should be read by all to understand the joy of achieving an objective and the link between participation in sport and success in life.  
Well told David Hickey!” 

Check out the author David Hickey speak about his book in the interview below 👇

Copies of the book, “The Trinity College VIII”, are now available for sale below.


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