The rowing crews of TCD and UCD go head to head in the annual university boat race.

The Gannon Cup Boat Race is an annual event in which TCD and UCD go head to head in a boat race on the River Liffey to win the perpetual challenge trophy.

This year's race the 42nd running of the event was won by Trinity College who celebrated by unceremoniously dumping their female cox into the River Liffey.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 14 April 1990. The reporter is Colm Murray.

The Gannon Cup is dedicated to the memory of Galway man Ciarán Gannon former UCD student and UCD Boat Club Captain.