Irish Junior VIII Championship, 1961 ~ The Irish Junior VIII Championship took place at Galway. Garda beat Queen’s by one length in the heat, before going on to capture the title by half a length from Cappoquin in the final. Connie Byrne recalls the race:
We were racing up the course when one of the crew caught his oar on a rock sticking up out of the water, it never broke our rhythm and we maintained our lead and went on to win the race.
Irish Junior VIII Champions, 1961
Bow Peadar Casey (5) John Collins
(2) Pat Clavin
(3) John Mee
(4) Billy Dunphy
Cox Connie Byrne