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National Championships, 1975

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National Championships, 1975 ~ On Saturday 19th July 1975, the Irish Senior VIII Championship took place in placid conditions at Coosan Point, Athlone. Raced over 1,900 metres, the Garda VIII put in a convincing performance, winning the final for a second year in a row (5.37), three lengths clear of Trinity with Queen’s in third place. This was our fifth Senior VIII Championship title win. The Irish Press reported:

Barring an accident, the crack Garda crew had to win yesterdays Irish Senior Championship … Trinity had held Garda during the early stages, but by half way Garda had drawn away to a three quarter length lead. Approaching the finish Garda were still striking thirty-six but in the final 100 metres they increased to a staggering forty-four and suddenly forged away from Trinity.

Irish Senior VIII Champions, 1975

Bow     John Fahy                                 (5)        Willie Ryan

(2)        Larry Barron                            (6)        Christy O’Brien

(3)        Frank Moore                            (7)        Jim Muldoon

(4)        Andy McDonough                    Str.      Mick Ryan

Cox                 Liam Redmond

Coaches          Brendan Duane and Pat Grace

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