News Archive – 2005

December 29th, 2005
Details about the training camp to Cappoquin have been emailed to all members. If you have not received this please email

December 20th, 2005
The Captain and Committee wish you all a very Happy Christmas. We will see you all again in the New Year, at Cappoquinn training camp, which will take place between the fourth and eighth of January. Any queries should be directed to the Secretary ( Keep up the training.

November 24th, 2005
Christmas Commons will be on Tuesday 13th December. Tickets are 35 euro and can be purchased from Jane in boat club rooms (house 16) on Monday 28th between 1pm and 3pm.

November 22nd, 2005
The meeting regarding intermediate training has been rescheduled to Thursday morning after training.

November 9th, 2005
At Neptune Head on Saturday, DUBC will race a Senior Eight, an Intermediate Eight, an Intermediate Coxed Four, an Intermediate Coxless Four, 5 Intermediate Sculls, 2 Novice Eights and 2 Novice Coxed Fours. For full draw see IARU Website. Any support in Blessington would be much appreciated.

November 1st, 2005
The Halloween Massacre will take place on Wednesday evening, at the VIP bar @ 21 (Coyote). Drinks and a slave auction in the Pav to begin the evening. See you there!

November 1st, 2005
The Captain and Vice-Captain cordially invite all members of the novice squad to drinks in rooms at 7.30 tomorrow night. Rooms are in Botany Bay, 16.1.1.

October 27th, 2005
The DUCAC AGM is tonight (27th October) in the Edmund Burke theatre at 7.30pm. All club members should make an effort to attend. Remember to bring your student card to vote.

October 17th, 2005
Our AGM will take place in the Jonathan Swift Theatre (Room 2041A) in the Arts Building at 7pm on Friday 28th of October. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Any proposed changes to the constitution must be on the notice board by 5pm on Friday 21st of October.

October 12th, 2005
Training in Luce Hall tonight (Wednesday 12th October) for all Freshers at 6.30pm, meet in foyer. If you didn’t join the club in Fresher’s week don’t worry, come along tonight and see what you are missing.

October 6th, 2005
The Captain of DUBC requests that all returning experienced oarsmen, whether already DUBC members or new to Trinity to come to the boathouse at 9am this Saturday (8th October), where there will be a chat about training and goals for the forthcoming year.
Directions to the boathouse can be found here.

There is a party also on Saturday night in Down Under starting at 8pm, with a Pirates of the Carribean theme.
Tickets costing €5 are available at the stand, boathouse and on the door.

October 3rd, 2005
Hello and Welcome to a brand New Year at Trinity College Dublin. Whether you’re interested in learning to row, continuing an already glittering rowing career or simply meeting some great people the Boat Club is the place to start!
There are many ways to join the club, all this week we have a stand in Front Square in front of the Exam Hall where current members of the club will be happy to answer all questions. This Saturday (8th October) there will be an introductory tour of the boathouse and a chance to find out more about life in one of the oldest sporting clubs in college. The tour will be meeting at 12.30pm at Front Arch or if you already know the way to the boathouse, 1.30pm at Islandbridge.
Directions to the boathouse can be found here.
Feel free to email if you have any further queries.

July 19th, 2005
At the Irish National Rowing Championships the Novices performed well, being squeezed out of a place in the Eights Final by 0.3 seconds. In the Coxed fours event, however, they reached the final after a heat and semi final, to finish third behind a fast Belfast Rowing Club boat, and a St Michaels crew.

July 13th, 2005
At the Irish National Rowing Championships, at Iniscara this weekend, DUBC will race one Novice Eight and two Novice Fours. Good luck to all involved.

June 30th, 2005
Trinity College, Hartford beat Trinity College, Dublin by 1 and 3/4 lengths yesterday in a heat of the Men’s Student Coxed Fours at Henley Royal Regatta, in what was a close race.

June 28th, 2005
Following success in the qualifiers for Henley Royal Regatta last Friday, Trinity College, Dublin will race Trinity College, Hartford on Wednesday at 6.20pm. The crew will be:

Stroke – Edward Roffe-Silvester
3 – Richard Moore (Captain)
2 – Rory Browne
Bow – Joseph Calnan
Cox – Jane Fraher

Coach – Tim Levy

(Spare man – Paul Laird)

June 11th, 2005
In the Senior Eights Univeristy Boat Race, DUBC lost by one length to Queen’s in a close and exciting race. Four members of the crew had raced earlier in the day in the victorious Novice Eight. However, the sun shone and spirits remain high…

June 2nd, 2005
On Saturday, DUBC will race a Senior Eight, a Senior Four, a Novice Eight and a Novice Four at Dublin Metropolitan Regatta, taking place on Blessington lake. Any support would be greatly appreciated.

May 11th, 2005
The E.G.M. on Friday 20th May at 6pm will take place in the Robert Emmet theatre (room 2037 Arts Block). Capacity 190.

May 10th, 2005
The Senior Four performed well in Ghent at the weekend, narrowly missing qualification for the final on both days. For results see

May 10th, 2005
An E.G.M will be held on Friday 20th May at 6pm (venue to be announced)to elect a Captain for the 2005-2006 season.
All nominations (with proposer and seconder) to be on noticeboard by 6pm on Friday 13th May (college will be closed on that afternoon from 2pm to prepare for the Ball).
For access to the noticeboard contact Sean Osbourne 0857278976
For regulations see DUBC Constitution

May 3rd, 2005
DUBC will take a Senior Four to Ghent at the weekend, which will race on Saturday. They will also race as a Senior B pair (under 23), and in a composite eight with Lady Elizabeth on Sunday.

April 25th, 2005
Results from Trinity Regatta 2005.

April 19th, 2005
The draw for Trinity Regatta has been ammended. Draw

April 18th, 2005
The timetable of racing for this year’s Trinity Regatta is now available here. Crews should take note of the safety instructions provided.
Nude café will provide food and refreshments on the day with all takings from the café being donated to Sightsavers International.
Presentation of prizes will take place in the marquees after the final race of the day and all winning crews are invited to attend.
Please note that the War Memorial Park is a public park and patrons are requested to respect the amenity and tranquillity of the area for all park users.
Wishing all crews a successful days racing and looking forward to seeing you and your club next Saturday.

April 17th, 2005
Little success was had in Castlewellan at the weekend. On Friday, at the Irish University Rowing Championships, the Senior Eight finished third behind N.U.I.G. and QUBBC. On Saturday, at Queen’s Regatta, the Intermediate Eight also finished in third place. On both days, the Novice Eight finished a close second to U.C.D. On Saturday, they rowed a tremendous final two hundred metres, to come from being over a length down and in third place, to finishing only a canvas behind U.C.D. A DUBC/LEBC composite rowed a fine race to win the Senior Eights at Queen’s Regatta.

April 13th, 2005
The bus for Castlewellan will leave on Thursday evening at 6pm from Nassau Street. Please be prompt and clutching €25. DUBC will have its first taste of 6-lane racing this season, with a Senior, Intermediate, and two Novice VIIIs entered for University Championships on Friday, with the inters and novices remaining to race at Queens Regatta on Saturday. Good luck to all involved!

April 11th, 2005
In a weekend of many finals, it was only the Novice VIII that managed to come away with a win, beating UCD A in the final of Neptune Head. Congratulations to them for some good racing. DUBC hope for better results, when they travel to Castlewellan next weekend for University Championships and Queens Regatta.

April 6th, 2005
DUBC will enter Neptune and Commercial Regattas this weekend.
Two Old Boys (1978 era) who recently signed up on the online database were accidently deleted! If this was you, could you please e-mail the Secretary who will gladly input the information again.

March 29th, 2005
Photographs of Saturday’s racing are now accessible from the photographs section. Many thanks to Matt Pitt of Trinity News.

March 26th, 2005
An exciting day’s racing on the Liffey did not go DUBC’s way, losing by 1/2 a length to UCD’s Senior VIII. The Novices had better luck beating UCD by a 2 length margin.
Many thanks to the Gannon Cup Committee, IARU race officials, stewards, course setup team and main event sponsors The Economist magazine.

March 24th, 2005
The Gannon Cup takes place this Saturday on the Lower Liffey, from O’Connell Bridge. The Gannon Cup is a private race between University College Dublin Boat Club and Dublin University Boat Club which has taken place since 1947. The crews are as follows:

Senior Eight
S.E.P. Gold (Coxswain)
S.F. King (Stroke)
J.F.C. Calnan (7)
K.T. Devlin (6)
P.G. Laird (5)
E.J.Roffe-Silvester (4)
R.N.T. Moore (3)
J.R.D. Battye (2)
S.E. Heary (Bow)

T.J.S. Levy (Coach)

Novice Eight
J.M. Fraher (Coxswain)
S.M. Osbourne (Stroke)
G.J. Doherty (7)
R.G. Browne (6)
D.M.Keane (5)
H.F. Tindal (4)
A.H. Grubb (3)
A.M. O’Neill (2)
G.J. Nason (Bow)

D.B. Cummins (Coach)

Both crews are made up solely of students at Trinity College Dublin. The novice crew is made up of only first-year novice rowers. The novice race will take place at 11:45am and the senior race at 12:45pm. Come along to support Trinity.

March 21st, 2005
London Head 2005: DUBC finished in 72nd position overall. Full list of results now available.
DUBC Maidens had a successful weekend in Galway beating UCC Rowing Club by a narrow margin thereby winning the Novice VIII category. The results are available here.
The Economist Boat Races take place this Saturday where the Senior VIII will battle it out for the Gannon Cup. Racing begins at 11:15 with the Gannon Cup at 12:45.

March 18th, 2005
Good luck to the Novices this weekend at Galway. The (rather cryptic) draw for Tribesmen Head 2005 can be found here.
Full results from tomorrow’s London Head of the River Race will be posted as they become available from the race committee.

March 16th, 2005
The 2005 Trinity Regatta Prospectus is now available via this link. Entries can be made on-line or by post.
DUBC and LEBC have two eights entered at this year’s London Head of the River Race. See the draw here. Whilst the senior squad is away in London, the Maidens are to compete at Tribesmen Head of the River, Galway.
The Gannon Cup will take place on Saturday, March 26th – details to follow soon.

March 14th, 2005
Following a solid workout at Erne Head last weekend, where a LEBC/DUBC composite VIII won convincingly overall and the Intermediate VIII won its category coming fourth overall, training in DUBC continues apace. The Senior VIII will race in London on Saturday, whilst the novices travel to Galway for Tribesman Head of the River. If you are in London (or Galway) this weekend, your support would be appreciated.

6th March, 2005
Last weekend’s Erne Head was a sucessful one for the club with the DUBC/LEBC composite recording the fastest time of the day, winning the Senior VIII category. The DUBC intermediate VIII also posted a respectable time, coming fourth fastest boat of the day and winning the Intermediate category. The Maidens also appeared and recorded respectable times in what were harrowing weather conditions. Full list of results can be found via this link.

March 2nd, 2005
The bus for Erne Head leaves from Nassau Street at 645am on Saturday. Please bring with you €20 to pay for your return trip to Enniskillen. If anyone intends to travel by other means, please notify the Secretary immediately.

March 1st, 2005
DUBC will race at Erne Head, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh this weekend. Entered are a DUBC/LEBC Senior VIII, DUBC Inter VIII and two DUBC Novice VIIIs. See the draw via this link.
Preparations for this year’s London Head of the River Race continue. If you’re knocking about London March 19th, come along and give DUBC a cheer! The draw.
DUBC News will be on its way in the next week or two. Those current members who have yet to sign up using the online form should do so, otherwise you cannot recieve your newsletter.
Trial Eights was a wonderful success for all those involved. Photographs will shortly be available for purchase.

February 16th, 2005
In adverse weather conditions, the second race at Lagan Head last Saturday was reduced to a mere 2600m. DUBC triumphed. An LEBC/DUBC composite, aided by the experience of T.Levy (coach) in 2, won the Open VIII’s category with a time of 9:06. The DUBC intermediate VIII were placed 3rd overall, less than twelve seconds behind the race winners. In winning their category, they also beat the Neptune Open VIII. The DUBC novice ‘A’ VIII convincingly won the novice event, a fantastic achievement boding well for the season ahead. Well done to all. Results Race 1,Results Race 2.

February 10th, 2005
The Bus for Lagan Head will leave at 0545 on Saturday 12th February from Nassau Street. This bus is being shared with DULBC. Please be there on time, and bearing with you your return fare of €12. Places are limited to crew members. Please notify the Secretary if you intend travelling by other means.

February 7th, 2005
DUBC entered two composite pairs with LEBC at St. Michael’s Head, Co. Limerick last Saturday. Stuart King (DUBC) and Brendan Smyth (LEBC) were fastest pair of the day in the Open 2- category with Joseph Calnan (DUBC) and Andrew Coleman (LEBC) not far behind. Complete results available via this link.
Trial Eights will take place on Saturday 26th February. See the calender for more of this year’s fixtures.
Dublin Head photographs are now available in the ‘Photographs’ section. Thanks to Matt Pitt of Trinity News.
The next Trinity Regatta Committee meeting takes place this Thursday, February 10th in house 40 (top floor).
If you would like an email address e.g., please contact

January 31st, 2005
At Dublin Head last Saturday, the DUBC/LEBC/SMRC composite won the open VIII’s category with a time of 12:49. DUBC/LEBC were placed second; just 7 seconds behind. The DUBC Intermediate VIII won their category beating Neptune Rowing Club and UCD ‘A’. The DUBC Novice VIII ‘A’ was 3rd, the DUBC Novice VIII ‘B’ came 5th with the Novice IV+ in behind UCD and Garda – very respectable performances from the first year Maidens. Complete results can be found via this link.
The next Trinity Regatta meeting takes place on Thursday February 10th in house 40 (top floor).

January 27th, 2005
Dublin Head of the River takes place this Saturday from 1:30 pm. Old Boys and Friends are of course invited to come along and cheer for ‘The Trin’. The draw.
A Kevin Myers piece that mentions E. Julian (Capt. 1901) appeared in last Tuesday’s Irish Times and can be viewed from this link.
Again, more submissions for DUBC News 2005 are invited. If you would like to take out a small advertisement, please let us know.

January 21st, 2005
Weekend training takes place at Blessington.
There will be an Umpires’ Exam/Seminar in Neptune Rowing Club on Monday 21st February 2005, beginning at 7.30 p.m. This may well be the only opportunity to gain/renew your umpires’ licence before the start of the regatta season.
IARU registration fees are now due. If you have not had your photograph taken, please see the Secretary.

January 14th, 2005
DUBC News 2005 will be published soon. If you would like an article included in this year’s edition, please email Sofar the response has been really great, but more stories of a humorous nature for the ‘Out & About’ section are still needed.
As part of the Trinity Tsunami appeal, DUCAC and the Department of Sport & Recreation are organising a fundraising day on Thursday, February 3rd. A programme of events has been scheduled to include a lunchtime 10k walk and a ‘sporting hero’ theme night in the Pavilion Bar. All DUCAC members are invited and sponsorship cards for the 10k walk can be obtained from DUCAC in House 27.

January 11th, 2005
The entire college website has been experiencing difficulties since December 20th, but IS Services reassure us that these problems are now resolved. Sorry there have been no updates, but it has been beyond the Club’s control.
The Cappoquin training camp was very successful despite the bad weather. The next race is Dublin Head of the River on January 29th.
An IARU membership fee applies to all members of DUBC. The cost is €50 which unfortunately must be born by members themselves. Please pay Richard Moore or Treasurer Jonathan Maitland at your earliest convenience.
Preparations for DUBC News 2005 are now well underway. If you have any articles that you would like to include, please submit them to by January 31st. Those members who have not filled out their membership application forms are not on the mailing list and therefore can’t recieve the newsletter. If you’d like a copy posted to your term address, fill in the application form in the ‘Current Members’ section.