UCD can justifiably claim to be the most successful rowing club in the country. The annual dinner of the men’s and ladies’ boat clubs was a celebratory affair, with Old Collegians hosting. The president of Rowing Ireland, Neville Maxwell, and the UCD director of student services and facilities, Dominic O’Keeffe (pictured below), attended. The men’s rower of the year was Mikey Campion, while the women’s award went to Kate Douglas. The women’s captain, Sarah Daly, paid tribute to Des Harrold, who passed on this year, while Barry Doyle RIP, a former president of OC, was also honoured. 
Here is a selection of pictures from the event, which marked a year in which the men’s eight won their fourth consecutive Irish senior title and the men’s and ladies’ clubs won the Gannon and Corcoran Cups and were overall champions at the University Championships. The Head of the Charles Regatta saw an Old Collegian’s women’s alumnae eight place seventh.
The 50th anniversary of the ‘animals’ crew winning the ‘Big Pot’ was marked, with the surviving members attending.
Pictures: Conamonsta.com and Liam Gorman