Irish Junior VIII Championship, 1964 ~ On 13th June 1964, Garda raced for the Irish Junior VIII Championship at Belfast Regatta on the Lagan. After taking an early lead, we held on to the end to beat Queen’s by one and a half lengths. The Irish Times (15/6/64) reported:
Garda stroked by Michael Marrinan won the Junior Eight Championship at Belfast Regatta on the Lagan. The winners took the lead from the first bend and held off some spirited challenges by Queen’s to the end.
Under the title ‘Garda in Control’ the Sunday Independent (14/6/64) reported:
There was never any doubt about the Junior Eights’ Championship on the Lagan at Belfast yesterday. With revenge in their hearts, the superb Garda crew – brilliantly stroked by Mick Marrinan – swept to the front at the right angled first bend and soundly squashed the Challenge of Queen’s University, their conquerors for last season’s maiden ‘pot’.
Irish Junior VIII Champions, 1964
Bow Padraig Keane (5) John O’Neill
(2) Bill Somers
(3) John Joe Clerkin (7) Vincent Cronnolly
(4) Pat Duffy
Cox Don Redmond