On 16th July 1977, the Irish Senior Championships took place at the 101st Metropolitan Regatta, Blessington. Garda completed a clean sweeep of the senior events when Christy O’Brien and Willie Ryan teamed up to win the coxless pairs by a distance from Lady Victoria with Commercial third.
Senior Coxless Pairs Champions, 1977
Bow Christy O’Brien
Str. Willie Ryan
Coaches Brendan Duane and Pat Grace