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1930 – 1931 Season

The 1st IV+ were winners of the Wray Challenge Cup, beating Portora royal School by 4 lengths in Enniskillen. They also beat RBAI by 8 lengths in Coleraine and won underage events at Portadown and Derry.

Captain – T.C. Clarke

1st IV+ J.A. Craig, P.J. Taylor, D. Cunningham (bow), C.H. Macaulay (cox), T.C. Clarke (stk).

The RBAI crew was JC Johnson (bow), JF Montgomery, VHA McBartney, DC Badger (stk), RNC Strain (cox).


1931 – 1932 Season

The 1st IV+ were winners of the Wray Challenge Cup. they also beat MCB and won underage events at Coleraine.

Captain – T.C. Clarke

1st IV+ W.H. McNeill, P.J. Taylor, B.W. Hezlett (bow), C.H. Macaulay (cox), T.C. Clarke (stk).

1932 – 1933 Season

The 1st IV+ were winners of the Wray Challenge Cup. They also beat MCB at Belfast.

1st IV+ W.H. McNeill, P.J. Taylor, B.W. Hezlett (bow), C.H. Macaulay (cox), S.J. Christie (stk)

1933 – 1934 Season

The 1st IV+ were winners of the Wray Challenge Cup and also beat MCB.

Captain – H.L. Gallagher

1st IV+ W. McGrath, R.W. Reynolds Esq, R.L. Smyth (stk), A.J. Clarke (bow), A.F. Crook (cox), H.L. Gallagher.

1934 – 1935 Season

The 1st IV+ beat RBAI.

Captain – W. McGrath

1st IV+ W. McGrath (stk), G.H. Wilson Esq, A.J. Clarke, C.J. McFarlane, S.A.R. Clarke (cox), R. Halliday (bow).

1935 – 1936 Season

The 1st IV+ were winners of the Wray Challenge Cup. They also beat MCB and RBAI.

Captain – W. McGrath

1st IV+ A.J. Clarke, G.H. Wilson Esq, J.A.C. Craig (bow), W. McGrath (stk), A.J. Armstrong (cox), W. Nicholson.

1936 – 1937 Season

The 1st IV+ were winners of the Wray Challenge Cup against Portora and also beat MCB and RBAI. The Dublin Metropolitan Schools’ Cup. This was the first year that CAIBC competed in a regatta south of the border, when the competed at Dublin Metropolitan Regatta, Islandbridge. Inst defeated St Ignatius College RC Galway (2 lengths), Rockwell College BC (4 lengths) & Belvedere College RC (4 lengths) along the way, to claim the School’s Challenge Cup, and established themselves as the premier school crew in Ireland.

Captain – A.J. Clarke

The Irish Independent said:

The victory of Coleraine AI in the School’s Metropolitan Challenge Cup was at no stage in doubt. They cut through all the opposition on the first day and emerged from the final as a crew of considerable merit.

1st IV+ A.J. Clarke, G.H. Wilson Esq, J. Boyd, H.C. Hamilton (bow), A.J. Armstrong (cox), W. Nicholson (stk).

1937 – 1938 Season

The 1st IV+ were winners of the Wray Challenge Cup. They were beaten by 1 length by DUBC in the final of the Metropolitan Grand Challenge Cup (the Blue Riband of Irish rowing).
The 2nd IV+ were winners of the Dublin Metropolitan Schools’ Cup.

Captain – A.J. Clarke

1st IV+ A.J. Clarke, G.H. Wilson Esq, T.H. Cameron (bow), A.McI. Smyth (stk), A.J. Armstrong (cox), W. Nicholson.
2nd IV+ B.T. Smyth (bow), R.W. Reynolds Esq, W.J.G. Cameron, C.A. Craig, J.W. McKay (stk).

1938 – 1939 Season

The 1st IV+ were winners of the Wray Challenge Cup. The 1st & 2nd IV+s raced RBAI 1st & 2nd IV+s in Coleraine with victory for the home team by 4 & 1 lengths respectively.

RBAI 1st IV+ J McA Barron (bow), TWH McMullan, RE McMullan, K Leacock (stk), JR Hanna (cox). 2nd IV+ RE Dunlop (bow), HS Walls, GRMcC Hume, VA Care (stk), J Milliken (cox).

Captain – J.W. McKay

1st IV+ T.H. Cameron, G.H. Wilson Esq, W.A.B. Thompson (stk), D.B. Taylor (bow), S.C. Bateman (cox), J.W. McKay.
2nd IV+ BT Smyth (bow), MHA Jamieson, F Halliday, WJG Cameron (stk), JH Beare (cox).

1939 – 1940 Season

Captain – W.A.B. Thompson

1st IV+ G.R.C. McDowell (bow), H.R. Edmiston, J. McMillan, W.A.B. Thompson (stk), S.C. Bateman (cox).

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