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Irish Senior Coxed IV Champions, 1984

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For the third year in a row we retained the Blue Riband for elite coxed IVs (6.59), when we beat Neptune (7.00) by three-quarters of a length, with St. Michael’s finishing in third place (7.12). The Neptune crew included members of An Garda Síochána Jim Cassidy and Eunan Dolan. Based on this victory our crew were selected for the Home International but were unavailable for personal reasons. The Irish Times (14/7/84) reported:

… By the time the enclosure was reached it looked a straight fight between Garda and Neptune. They were virtually locked together going under the bridge. But, Garda put in a sprint over the last 250 metres to win by three-quarters of a length from Neptune …

Irish Senior Coxed IV Champions, 1984

Bow     Ted Ryan                                 (3)        Denis Murphy

(2)        Pat Gannon                              Str.      Willie Ryan

Cox                 Joe Homan

Coach             Brendan Duane



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