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Merry Christmas from DULBC! We hope this winter edition of the Dublin University Ladies Boat Club newsletter finds you in good spirits and enjoying the festive season. Keep reading to find out more about the first races of the season, excitement at The Erg Factor and a full report and photos from the dazzling Masquerade Boat Ball in Clontarf Castle. Turn to the Alumni section to find out what your crew-mates are up to these days and perhaps spot yourself in a retro rowing photo or two. Huge thanks to everyone who contributed to this edition of the DULBC News and we hope others will be inspired to get in touch. Useful DULBC contact details can be found on the back page.

The Novice Men literally didn’t know what hit them when DULBC turned training into target practice; the ‘Islandbridge Winter Olympics’ proved a perfect solution to snow-bound training.

Photos: Steve Lowe

Icy conditions may have brought much of Dublin to a standstill, sent College into lockdown and closed the Sports Centre early but for DULBC the training didn‟t stop. The unprecedented snowfall seemed to have fallen heaviest in War Memorial Park and provided perfect conditions for weekend training to take the form of the „Islandbridge Winter Olympics‟. A mixed group of novices and seniors took on challenges including a giant snowball rolling competition: after 20 minutes the blocks of ice

were too heavy to move, no one knew who had won and attention turned to heavy bombardment of the novice men. Team tactics were put to the test and the boys were quickly surrounded and sounding the retreat. A „Rocky III‟ style tyre relay finished the activities and then it was back to the boathouse to thaw out with lots of tea and Charlie‟s hot Ribena. The giant snowballs remained however, conveniently placed overlooking UCD, as a reminder that DULBC are a club with balls, big balls!

Snowballs at dawn!

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Neptune Head Race Results

Saturday 6th November saw a good day on the water for all of Trinity‟s boat clubs: DULBC, DUBC and Lady Elizabeth. The Neptune Head of the river race, held on Blessington Lake, went ahead despite fears that it would be disrupted by bad weather as happened in 2009. The “windy conditions but rowable” proved no match for a number of Trinity crews who emerged victorious. DULBC‟s senior 8+ were disappointed by an extremely close loss by 3 seconds to arch rivals UCD but both of their races provided invaluable experience to a couple of second year rowers hoping to make their mark in the senior squad this season. New member of DULBC Sinead Dolan has already begun to follow in the footsteps of her older sister (Sarah Dolan: DULBC & Irish U23 international lightweight), recording an excellent win in the women‟s Intermediate 1x. The novice women were also on flying form winning the Women‟s Novice 8+. DUBC caused a stir by entering a record 14 scullers in the first head and the sculling theme continued for the senior men who entered the second head in doubles and quads with a victory in the Intermediate 2x. The novice men joined the girls in recording their first win of the year in the Novice 8+ whilst Ciaran Lewis (Lady Elizabeth BC) took home the Men‟s Senior 1x pennant. Congratulations to all winning crews!

Time To Test our Speed and Strength Rebecca Dowling, 7 seat, Senior 8+ “Neptune Head, the first race of the 2010-2011 season and a time to test our speed and strength after the first phase of winter training. A slightly less experienced crew took to the start, made up of some newer faces to senior rowing along with several championships winners from the summer. Our opposition for the day in the Senior 8 race was UCD. Two head races about 4km in distance awaited us on the Blessington lake. We started strong into the head wind and had a solid first 2,000m that got us through the bridge where our coaches and fans stood encouraging us as we began to squeeze on. Unfortunately we could not quite maintain the composure we had coming down the first stretch of the course. Despite this we finished strong, though later learned that we had been beaten by our UCD rivals by 3 seconds. On paper it was a disappointing result but we took the positives from it and went off with a more agDULBC News 2010 ©

gressive race plan for the second head race in the afternoon. One seat change was made from the first race with DULBC newcomer Sinead Dolan moving to the single scull, which she went on to win at Intermediate level. Weather conditions meant this race was slower than the first head but both crew and coaches were pleased with the rowing improvements seen in race two. Unfortunately the senior event was out of our grasp on the day but we are back training hard, determined to lay down a marker for the next race.”

The Senior Rowing Experience Alison O’Keeffe, 2nd Year, 3 seat, Senior 8+ "Senior rowing puts a whole new spin on the sport itself. As a novice there are the distractions of the balance or simply making the boat move in the right direction but in the senior crew it's plain and simple: drive your legs down hard and harder and again, to launch your boat down the lake with each stroke. Andrew, as the first head drew closer, aptly remarked 'You ready Alison? Strap in.”

This was to be our first proper race, and a ‘ballbreaker’! Clare, Guy, Stroke, Novice 8+ “Thoughts of racing down the course at rate 34 terrified each and every one of the 2nd year rowing group. We were told by Andrew and Franky that this was to be our first proper race, and a "ballbreaker" as they both put it. There was an option of racing or having a 20minute erg test... I'm sure everyone preferred to race! We sat out on the lake, cold and apprehensive, but once the race started, we really got into the swing of things. As we passed under the bridge, we could hear cheers from Trinity supporters, and that helped us push on that extra bit for the next 2km or so. With a near clash with a zigzagging double, carefully and skilfully manoeuvred around by our cox Dorothy, we wound down at the finish line. All of us exhausted, but were very happy to be finished. With thoughts of another race ahead of us, we all got warm and ate our lovely packed lunches. We all knew what was ahead of us in the second race, giving us confidence to push ever harder. A strong headwind slowed our overall race time, meaning we fell short of our first race time, but we still managed to walk away with the best time for women's novice 8. Even with hailstones, and lashing rain, we had a great day down in Blessington, with great results for all.”


Keira Buttanshaw, 2nd Year, Novice & Senior 8+

“My first race in the DULBC senior crew was in the afternoon of

Neptune Head. After competing in (and winning!) my last race as part of our Novice crew that morning it was quite a change to then be taking my seat between people who won National Championships last July. It was a nerve racking but hugely rewarding experience, from learning the rhythm that a boat should have, to realising when (and how) to push your hardest. I think I got a lot out of the opportunity to race with more experienced rowers, and hopefully I‟ll be back in the boat again at some stage in the future!”

Top Talent at ‘The Erg Factor’ Dorothy Kavanagh, Senior Cox Despite the heavy snowfall from the night before, 20 novices, 8 inters and 3 senior girls braved the weather to turn out in force for an indoor rowing race on the rowing machine, or as they are fondly known in the rowing world; the erg. To some people 2000m may not seem like much but to harden rowers it means 7-8 minutes of incredible pain. Beforehand, comes the denial; “No I‟m not doing it and you can‟t make me”, then comes the compromise; “I‟ll do three 6kms instead”, but ultimately comes the acceptance of being told; “Yes, you‟re doing it, you‟re going to pull hard, no, I‟m not going to let you off until you finish and I can stand here all day.” The cox‟s job in any race is to get the best out of their rowers whether that means reminding them of what they want in times and splits, encouraging them to do better, never letting them give up or leaving them with a quiet focus. First up were the novices, who had just joined the sport a mere 2 months previous and didn‟t quite know what they had signed up to. Needless to say after 2000m, they knew exactly what they had gotten themselves into. As with all novice rowers, male or female, the start of an erg test early on in the season is always the same; attacking the first 500m with an aggression that just doesn‟t quite make it the whole way through the race. After the first 500m, the realisation that you just don‟t have the fitness to maintain the crazy rate of 37 strokes per minute and have to back off it a little and needless to say the technique handbook that the coaches have been carefully writing for the last two months is tossed out of the window on the first stroke without a second thought. Coming into the second 1000m, you can almost hear the internal thoughts of “Please let this be over”, “I want to stop NOW” and “Maybe I‟ll give up rowing when this is over”. However it is the 500m of the race where real character is shown. The mental determination and strength DULBC News 2010 ©

that is required to keep going is evident from the pain; from the rolling of the head to the clenching of the handle. The relief that is seen at the end varies from the crack of the handle being released from tired hands and hitting the back of the machine to holding the head in the hands. One erg test done, one line drawn in the sand, as Andrew would say. The inters were up next, followed by the senior girls. The grace and ease that these girls portray while erging hides the real power they are capable of and pain they are going through and never ceases to amaze me. However, this facade slips in the last minutes of the race and you can see the ultimate torture they are putting themselves through to achieve the numbers they have trained for. Encouraging these girls is a lot more personal and specific than before with the novices. Focusing on one part of the stroke and almost goading them by using their ego and competiveness against them, racing them against someone else‟s erg scores to make them go faster. Occasionally you get back a breathless insult to go away or shut up but you need to disregard this and keep pushing them until they finish. Usually they will retract the statement when they have got their breath back. People say that rowers are crazy and maybe they are to put themselves through the pain of an erg test but the respect I have for these rowers never dims.

Congratulations to the winners: Senior:

Caoimhe Proud-Murphy

Intermediate:

Keira Buttanshaw

Novice:

Silva Hasselon


The Boat Ball 2010 Keira Buttanshaw & Rebecca Deasy, Boat Ball Committee With a long, arduous winter training schedule at this time of year, the social secretaries are always hard at work coming up with new events to look forward to, and to

make the hours on the bike in the gym a little more bearable. Rowing nights out have always been renowned (if not a bit messy...) but we decided to step it up in 2010, and host Trinity‟s first ball of the year, the DUBC & DULBC Boat Ball. It was something a bit different, a chance for the two clubs to mix, the novices to get to know each other, and for all to show that we do own a few items

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process, and at that stage I don‟t think any of us realised the time and effort required to organise an

occasion as big as this one (I certainly have a new found respect for event organisers!). But we found ourselves a venue - Clontarf Castle – and suddenly the ball started sounding like a fairy-

tale. The next two months, I have to admit, were a bit more Cinderella than Sleeping Beauty with representatives from both clubs putting in the hours to book buses, find entertainment, organise menus and drinks receptions, and decide on decorations. There were posters to print and ticket stands to be manned, but once tickets started selling we knew our hard work

would not be in vein. Finally the theme was announced, the ball was to be Masquerade: mystery, masks, and mayhem. And then suddenly it was November 18th, and everything blurs into one. The night ran extremely smoothly, and all the feedback we got indicates that the night was a


huge success. At 7pm the coaches pulled up outside Clontarf Castle, and over one hundred g u e s t s alighted dressed in tuxes and ball gowns. The masks were creative to say the least, with a variety ranging from authentic Venetian to customized and homemade (Kellogg's cornflake b o x e s even made an appearance..!). The complementary drinks reception in the Entrance Hall - complete with

wine and chocolate fountains – started off the night, followed by t he t hr ee-course meal. A photo montage showing in the background throughout the dinner ended up providing a lot of entertainment (...or embarrassment, depending on which photos you featured in!), and then a Trinity band, JB and the Bandits, had everyone on the

floor dancing. Neal Byrne took over to DJ until, in true rowing fashion, we all jumped into taxis to pay a visit to Coppers night club (needless to say they know us well there... and always ensure that there are more than a few sore heads in the morning!). The Boat Ball was one of the first (if not

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the very first) big event jointly organised by DUBC and DULBC, and it was thoroughly enjoyable. This year was about establishing the Ball and finding our feet, but we were delighted that it ended up making a good profit for both c l u b s . Hopefully we‟ve set the ball rolling now, and in years to come the event will be even bigger. We‟d like to say thank you to Neal Byrne who kindly offered to do the DJing, as well as JB and the Bandits, our band, and Clontarf Castle who were extremely accommodating.


Rowers Reunited DULBC Out and About Work, weddings, engagements, children and even the odd bit of rowing! Find out what your crew mates have been up to since ‘The Lycra Years’ and submit your news to dulbcnews@gmail.com for the next edition.

Work interests: engineer

Environmental

Other activities: biking, reading

DULBC memories: My best memory was winning a big race and drinking from the huge trophy cup with the whole team during the wild celebration following the race. My worst memory was the 1980s lack of facilities for women (we Colleen Watters, DULBC 1980-84 finally were provided with a trailer Children: Allen 24, Rachael 22, next to the boathouse, so we Marcus 19 and Archie 15 could change clothes). Current location: Belfast As an American in Ireland for a Work interests: Head of Educa- year of studies at Trinity College, rowing on the River Liffey was, by tion, Ulster Museum Other activities: Painting and far, the best experience. I loved drawing. Rowing (again!) at Bel- the rowers, the strong rowing fast Boat Club after a 20 year community, the bike towpath, rowing on Lake Blessington, and gap. the wonderful friendships with Worst DULBC memory: The other DUBLC, Commercial, UCD, „women‟s changing rooms‟ which and Neptune rowers. It was the comprised 2 not-very-clean toihighlight of my year in Dublin and lets. Did we really get changed I hated leaving. into our party gear without washing? Were the early 80s that bad? Paula Nicholson, 1985-87 Fiona Murray, DULBC 1984-85

Previous Surname: Russell

Married to: Barry O‟Halpin

Married to: Adam Nicholson (a 'local')

Children: 3 boys

Children: Eoin (aged 6) Current location: Brussels, BelCurrent location: Durham, UK gium Work interests: Principal PharmaWork interests: EU consultancy cist for Medicines Information at Other activities: painting, walking, the Regional Drug and Therapeuspending time with kids tic Centre in Newcastle upon Favourite DULBC memory: Win- Tyne and Pharmacy Advisor to ning colours against UCD, com- the North East Ambulance Serpleting the head of the river vice. (Dublin). Other activities: Being mum and Worst memory: Falling over the housework... weir at Islandbridge!! Favourite DULBC memory: Daire Peg McBrien, DULBC 1984-85 Braiden‟s picnics!

2000s Olivia McWilliams, DULBC 2001-03 Current location: Hong Kong Work interests: Prime Brokerage Sales at Morgan Stanley, in Hong Kong Other activities: Travelling, hiking, yoga and I have added the odd trip on the water with the rowers at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club! DULBC memories: I have two favourite memories; the first was winning the fours and eights, as novices, at the University Championships at Castlewellan, and staying in bunks in the castle that weekend. The second is rowing on the River Blackwater, near Cappoquin, at a Christmas/Winter training camp. We rowed for miles everyday along the most gorgeous stretch of water... it was very difficult to keep my head in the boat as there were old castles and grand estates every few hundred metres! The lock-ins at the local pub were quite fun as well! The ladies in the senior boat in 2002 and 2003 are an amazing bunch. I'm still in contact with most of them... friends for life! Liadhán Casey, DULBC 2001-02 and 2003-04. Current location: Aberdeen, Scotland Work interests: Physiotherapist Other activities: Plenty! Toying with idea of rowing in Aberdeen but think it's far too cold!!!

Favourite DULBC memory: The Crew of 2003-2004… that row at Married to: Kirk Barrett Worst memory: The Novice Crew Uni Champs: unbelievable!!! Children: Ryanne and Hunter Bar- that Eleanor Wallace coached Katinka Lehmann Sundnes, DULBC (with some help from me) crash- 2003-06 rett Current location: South Orange, ing into a bridge at Enniskillen. Current location: Oslo, Norway NJ DULBC News 2010 ©


Work interests: Management ager, National Youth Orchestra of Consultant in Ernst & Young Ad- Ireland visory. Favourite DULBC memory: My Other activities: Cross-country first DULBC dinner at the boatskiing which I missed a lot while house. Worst memory: My rigger living in Dublin...thankfully I found breaking at the start of our novice rowing which was even more colours race, we couldn't race! fun :-) Rowing at Trinity introduced me Favourite DULBC memory: Champs was always great fun, Uni Champs as well in beautiful Castlewellan. Worst memory : Must be the freezing cold house we stayed in at our January training camp in Cappoquin...brrrrrr.... Zoe Keers, DULBC 2004-06

sitting in immobile traffic!)

Work interests: I am in human resources for Target Corporation, a national retail chain in the US. I deal mostly with hiring and developmental training, but am pursuing an MBA so that I can make a move into corporate social reto a whole new way of life. The all sponsibility either with Target or -weather training certainly tough- as a consultant. ened me up and the discipline of Other activities: Work eats my rowing will prepare you to take on free time, so in the absence of lots of exciting challenges. I count rowing I coached American unimany DULBC girls among my versity's novice women in their best friends, we trained (quite) just ended fall semester. hard and partied hard, I even met DULBC memories: My worst my future husband at one of memory was waking up to dethose legendary parties! stroyed boats in Cappo[quin], but

GETTING Married to: Eugene it is far eclipsed by the great Colleen Hastings, DULBC 2007-08 Coakley memory of watching Andrew pull Current location: Washington, Current location: Dublin into the drive with the Empacher. district of Columbia, USA. (Or Work interests: General Manmore specifically on the beltway

Featured ‘Life after DULBC’ Letter Paula Russell 1985-87 While at Trinity doing my H.Dip. I left DULBC to cox for Commercial Senior Men's Crew (I had dated the stroke!) coached by Jim Wallace. I remained a member there and even came out of retirement to row with their women's intermediate crew who won at Trinity Regatta before I finally admitted my diminutive stature and returned to being carried up and down the river as a cox. I left for the UK in 1994 to study Pharmacy and lived in Durham and joined Durham Amateur Rowing Club. They made me very welcome and were very kind when I lost my dad quite suddenly to cancer in 1995. The Senior Men's VIII went to Henley twice which gave me an opportunity to catch up with many from the Irish rowing scene. In 1996-7 I coxed the Durham University Women's Crew. We were very successful winning several heads and regattas, the inaugural Durham v Newcastle Uni Race and were 13th at the London Head. We went well at Women's Henley but were beaten by an American crew who I think also got the better of a Neptune crew coached by Daire Braiden who I met there! I then coxed/ coached a DARC novice men's crew which was made up of guys who had taken up rowing later in life having been very involved in other sports. It was social rowing at its best and great fun, similar to my last year at Commercial when I coxed for their Veteran men's crew. I had met Adam by then DULBC News 2010 ©

and he got on well with 'my' novices and joined us on our many trips to the smaller social regattas but he had no interest whatsoever in rowing. We moved to North Yorkshire and I gave up rowing. I put on weight and now being 8 stone is a very distant memory...... In fact 9 stone would be good these days! We lived in Ireland from 2001 - Feb 2003 and I worked as a Senior Pharmacist at Our Lady of Lourdes in Drogheda and St Josephs in Trim. Adam worked as a local dentist in Trim. However, we decided to return to the UK as the cost of settling down in Ireland was exorbitant even then. We got married in 2001 and Eoin arrived in December 2004. He has no cousins here so I try to get to Dublin as much as possible so he has 'family' and feels connected to Ireland. He cheers England (and Sunderland) for soccer but Ireland for rugby. He loves cricket and we are hoping that Eoin Morgan will become more established in the England team so that more people will be able to pronounce his name. Clara Lara and the electric train display at Malahide Castle are his favourite places in Ireland. I am still in contact with Noreen McMahon in Wellington, New Zealand (but am always apologising for not being better at it). If DULBC wanted to come over to Durham or consider doing a joint training week with the Women here (Durham Uni Women's (as opposed to 'Ladies' ) Boat Club), then I would be happy to help in what ever way I could.


DULBC Hall of Fame Spotted yourself in a retro photo? Do you have photos from your DULBC days hidden away somewhere? Please help us build our photographic archive. Email digital images to dulbcnews@gmail.com and post originals to DULBC c/o DUCAC, Sports Centre, Trinity College Dublin. Make sure to add any information about the pictures and include your address so we can return them.

A Blast from the Past on YouTube Excellent videos from Henley Women’s 2002 and Colours 2003 have been put together by Ciara Rogerson (now Ferguson!) and can be view on YouTube by following the links below. Re-live the adrenaline of your own racing experiences watching DULBC reach the Final in Henley, beating crews such as Cambridge and Villanova along the way, and showing UCD how it’s done in the Corcoran Cup! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6cG6IYbNtY&list=ULQHpVq-610lA&playnext=1 - Colours 2003 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHZ73e7JD20&feature=BF&list=ULQHpVq-610lA&index=2 – Henley 2002

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Anatomy of a Rowing Boat

Cross-section and Overhead views of a Boat

Learn all the technical terms and about most of the components of a rowing boat from this page. Plan of a Racing Eight (8+):

Gunwales or Saxboards: The upper edge of the hull on either side of the boat. Slidebeds: Metal grooved runners which control the direction of movement of the seat. Decking: Flat plate on which slidebeds are mounted and on which the point to stand on is marked. Stroke: This is the rower closest to the stern of the boat. Everyone else follows stroke's timing - placing their blades in and out of the water at the same time as she does. When in a stern coxed boat, they communicate with the cox to give feedback on how the boat feels. During a race, it is the stroke's responsibility to hold a consistent stroke rating. Bow: This is the rower closest to the bow of the boat. In coxless boats, they are usually responsible for steering and giving calls to the crew. In coxed boats, bow (or more generally bow pair) is more responsible for the balance of the boat than any other position. Bow-loader boats rely on communication between the bow and the cox - as the cox cannot see boats coming up from behind. Bow Ball: Required by regulations to protect against the risk of injury in a collision between two boats. A boat can not go afloat with a damaged or without a bow ball. Footplate: The metal attaching the feet to the boat. Seat: Positioned with two points facing the bow. Heel Restraints: These too are required by regulations. The heels of the shoes are attached to the bottom of the boat. If a boat capsizes these mean that when you roll forward you can come out of your shoes easily.

Place to Stand On: This is usually a rectangle of grip-tape and is often a different colour to the rest of the boat. These areas are reinforced and will take the full weight of your body. If you do not step on these reinforced points you could break straight through the boat. Considering a rowing VIII+ is worth over €30,000 that would be a big problem. Rigger: Metal struts attaching the gate in which the oar rests to the boat allowing maximum leverage. Parts of a Blade (oar):

Handle: The part of the blade that you hold, can be wooden, rubber or foam. Loom: The long black part of the blade that connects the handle to the spoon. Spoon: The painted end part of the blade which enters the water. The shape has evolved over time with the modern design known as a „cleaver‟ and the more tradition symmetrical shape (shown here) known as a „macon‟. This information was gratefully pinched from www.magdaleneboatclub.com.

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Christmas Commons A Christmas dinner in hall, party games in the GMB and initiation challenges in the Pav were the theme of the night on the 14th December at the annual DULBC commons. Novices, seniors and coaches alike had a fantastic night and DULBC

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gained a host of new fully initiated members including Connla and Hugh who showed off their dancing skills in fetching pink outfits in the Pav. Tasks were taken on with huge enthusiasm and impressive dedication and the senior members of the club were very impressed by their new recruits. We hope everyone enjoyed the night and if you missed out this time‌ there will be no escape next year!


And for the Rower who has everything... Stuck for Christmas present inspiration for that obsessive rower in your life? Here are a few ideas from DULBC News‟ wish list... After a hard day’s training we’d love to cuddle up with the Eat, Sleep, Row pillow for sweet rowing dreams. Only £9 for 1 pillowcase (or £15 for 2).

Among many great kit and gift ideas on the ‘Rock the Boat’ website we love this Keep Calm & Row On Tshirt, perfect for those busy mornings in Islandbridge! Available in red or blue and women’s or unisex fits for £16 (+delivery). www.rock-the-boat.co.uk

This book is a fascinating inside look at the race preparation of the 2007 winning Cambridge Boat Race crew, written by a sociologist who more or less lived with the squad throughout the period. The book is an insight into the very highest levels of University rowing and an inspiration to developing college rowers whilst also providing amusing parallels between the day to day experiences of any student boat club. The shower scenes are a bit strange though…! Available from bookshops.

One of the most inspiring rowing books out there, Assault on Lake Casitas charts Brad Lewis’ unorthodox progress towards a gold medal at the 1984 LA Olympics. Available from JL: www.jlrowing.com/asonlakcas

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Pogies may look a little weird but they’re a must for icy winter training, protecting your hands whilst allowing all the freedom of movement necessary for rowing. Available from several rowing suppliers including Powerhouse with sets from £15.99 - bowside, strokeside or sculling available. www.powerhousesport.com


2010-11 Calendar A selection of important dates for your diary - more to come in future editions! 18/12/2010 Parents & Friends mulled wine & mince pies at Trinity Boathouse

DULBC are proudly sponsored by FXB Steak and Seafood Restaurant at Ryan’s of Parkgate Street . For details on all FXB venues in the Dublin area, Christmas menus, special offers and to book visit: www.fxbrestaurants.com

29/01/2011 DULBC Alumni Dinner, Russell Court Hotel 05/03/2011 Dublin Head, Liffey 17/03/2011 The Colours Races, Dublin 26/03/2011 Lagan Head, Belfast 02/04/2011 Neptune Regatta, Islandbridge 09/04/2011 University and Schools Championships, National Rowing Centre, Cork 10/04/2011 Skibereen Regatta, NRC Cork 16/04/2011 Trinity Regatta and Luncheon, Islandbridge 28/05/2011 Dublin Metropolitan Regatta, Blessington 02/06/2011 Monkstown Regatta, NRC, Cork (Novices) 04-05/06/2011 London Metropolitan Regatta, Dorney Lake

Keep an eye on Facebook for dates of our regular Ryan’s Sunday lunches.

17-19/06/2011 Henley Women‟s Regatta, Henley 14-17/07/2011 Irish National Rowing Championships, NRC Cork

Dublin University Ladies Boat Club, Trinity Boathouse, War Memorial Park, Dublin 8 Captain:

Iseult Finn

ifinn@tcd.ie

Head Coach:

Andrew Coleman

ampcoleman@gmail.com

Vice-Captain:

Caitlin Carr Condon

condoncc@tcd.ie

Secretary:

Rebecca Dowling

rdowlin@tcd.ie

Treasurer:

Sinead Rodger

sinead_r250@hotmail.com

Alumni Officer:

Caoimhe Proud-Murphy

proudmuc@tcd.ie

Newsletter:

Susannah Cass

dulbcnews@gmail.com

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