Dusty Anderson died on Monday, 25 March 2019, at the age of 83. With his passing, Irish rowing and in particular, Belfast rowing, lost one of its greatest characters. And I lost a friend of some 65 years. Dusty was a product of Coleraine Academical Institution, learning to row at the school. In 1954, he [...]
Tony Hart was an outstanding gentleman. Keen on the law, especially the laws of the Medes and Persians. His greatest love, after his wife Mary and family, was the sport of rowing, which he enjoyed throughout his life. My first encounter with Tony was in 1974, when I had to appear in court, hoping to [...]
I first met Tony at Queen’s in 1971, when he offered to coach the Junior VIII that Andy Wells and Stephen Lockwood rowed in. He transformed them as a competitive force, eventually being edged out of an Irish championship on the River Lee by a Garda VIII. It was obvious he had the skills and [...]
Both clubs had a very successful weekend trialling for the Irish High Performance team. Day 1 consisted of a 6k Time Trial in Singles or Pairs. In the Under 23 Men’s Single , Ross Corrigan came 3rd, Aaron Christie 7th and Matthew Riordan 8th. Hugh Moore came 2nd in the Under 23 Men’s Lightweight Single. [...]
8 QUBBC and QUBLBC athletes have been invited to the Irish High Performance Trials in October. This is a great starting point for the season with so many considered so early on. The athletes are Captain Miles Taylor, Ryan Ballentine, Ross Corrigan, Matthew Riordan, Aaron Christie, Hugh Moore, William Taylor and Ruth Carson. They will [...]
Want to try out something new this year? Head on down to our stall at the QUB Freshers’ Fair on the 27th of September and we’ll tell you exactly why you should try rowing at Queen’s! All are welcome so don’t be shy, come and chat to us! To take a look at exactly what [...]
Crews and boats have arrived in Nottingham for BUCS Regatta 2018. With time trials starting at 8am on Saturday and Queen's entered in most categories throughout the day, results can be followed on the BUCS website. Conditions are set to be near perfect for the weekend and updates will be posted throughout the event.
Yesterday was another good day of rowing for Queen's. In a crowded field the Intermediate Women's 8+ started down the pack at 238th, but rowed exceptionally well as the tide lowered to place 89th overall with a time of 21:35.1. The Novice Women's 8+ also excelled themselves, pushing on from their BUCS Head success, they [...]
Race plans reviewed, layers donned and final boat checks completed, both crews have launched. Racing is now underway, with very fast conditions. We expect the women to begin around 11.15 am.
Good morning from Women's Eight Head of the River in London! After a late night of delayed flights and railway mishaps, the boats are currently being built and crews are prepping themselves for the race. We have two crews racing this morning, the Intermediate Women's 8+ and a Novice Women's 8+. The race start has [...]
After a day of fantastic success in Newcastle and with great news coming from Irish trials in Cork, with Miles Taylor coming first in the Men's U23 LWT 2X, the crews descended on Tyne United BC this morning eagre to get going.This morning's sessions saw the Intermediate Ladies 8+ in action as well as a [...]
Success breeds success, so goes the old maxim. Never has this been truer than with the Queen's Novices at their first major event of the season. With a morning of good rowing and great results under their belts, with Men's 8+s taking Silver and Bronze, and the Ladies 4+ narrowly missing out on medal, the [...]