Colours Boat Races

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River Liffey, Saturday 14th March

Colours Boat Races – Head-to-Head on the Liffey.

Due to the ongoing threat of coronavirus (COVID-19) and following government advice the 2020 edition of the Colours Boat Races is regrettably cancelled – read full statement here.

The 72nd edition sees Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin go head-to-head again on the River Liffey, racing from O'Connell Bridge to St James's Gate.


• 1:30 pm -Sally Moorhead Trophy
• 2:00 pm -Dan Quinn Shield
• 2:30 pm -Corcoran Cup
• 3:00 pm -Gannon Cup

The Colours Boat Races began in 1947 when the Gannon Cup was presented in memory of UCD Captain Ciaran Gannon who was killed in Burma in 1944. Since then the list of races has expanded to include the Corcoran Cup (first raced in 1980), Dan Quinn Shield (2004) and Sally Moorhead Trophy (2005).

Saturday 14th March
O'Connell Bridge, Dublin, Ireland

Google Map of O'Connell Bridge, Dublin, Ireland

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