On 15th July 1978, the Irish Senior Championships took place at the 102nd Metropolitan Regatta, on Blessington Lakes. An unusually dry spell of weather lead to a water shortage that saw the six lane course reduced to 1,800 metres. Christy O’Brien and Willie Ryan put in another commanding display and won the Irish Senior Coxless Pairs.
Irish Senior Coxless Pair Champions, 1978
Bow Christy O’Brien
Str. Willie Ryan
Coach Jim Muldoon