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Blackrock College RFC

Blackrock College Rugby Football Club is a rugby union club located in Blackrock, Dublin, Ireland. The club was founded in 1882 by former pupils of Blackrock College. Their senior team currently plays in Division 2B of the All-Ireland League

Blackrock College RFC
Blackrock RFC.png
Full nameBlackrock College Rugby Football Club
UnionIRFU
Leinster
Nickname(s)Rock,
Founded1882
RegionCounty Dublin
Ground(s)Stradbrook Road
Blackrock, Dublin
ChairmanPat Finn
PresidentJohn Colgan
League(s)AIL Div 2B
Team kit
Official website
www.blackrockcollegerfc.ie

Blackrock College RFC was founded in 1882 making it one of the oldest senior rugby clubs in Ireland.[citation needed] While it bears the name and is closely affiliated to the school at Williamstown, it is a very open local club.

The club fields adult men’s and women’s teams, under 20s and has a mini and youth section, all of whom are involved in the various competitions throughout Leinster.

The men’s senior adult team in Blackrock College RFC is in division 2A of the AIL. It has sought to develop and a comprehensive under 20s academy striving to provide and environment in which aspiring rugby players can thrive. The club has a long tradition of producing players for the International side many of whom have also represented the Lions.

HonoursEdit

  • Leinster Senior Cup (8) 1937, 1939, 1957, 1961, 1983, 1988, 1992, 1999
  • Leinster Senior League (4) 1975, 1982, 1983, 1991
  • League Section B (1) 1989
  • Smithwicks Floodlit Cup (2) 1993, 1997
  • Castle Trophy (2) 1978, 1983
  • Bateman Cup (1) 1939
  • All Ireland League 2nd Division (1) 2000
  • Paddy Moore Memorial Shield (2) 2002, 2008
  • Jerry Fogarty Memorial Cup (4) 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007
  • Brian McLoughlin Memorial Cup (1) 2008
  • Brendan Merry Memorial Plate (1) 2008
  • Junior 1 League (10) 1900, 1922, 1935, 1948, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1984, 2016
  • Leinster Junior Cup (5) 1889, 1892, 1893, 1898, 1899
  • Metropolitan Cup (8) 1929, 1938, 1962, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1984, 2001
  • Junior 2 (Minor) League (14) 1925, 1926, 1927, 1930, 1937, 1938, 1958, 1961, 1964, 1982, 1993, 2005, 2006, 2007
  • Albert O’Connell Cup (8) 1959, 1965, 1975, 1976, 1982, 2001, 2004, 2005
  • Winters Cup (5) 1965, 1967, 1974, 1975, 1997
  • Junior 3 League (3) 1972, 1974, 1998
  • Moran Cup (11) 1966, 1975, 1976, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 2002, 2004
  • Junior 4 League (2) 1983, 1990
  • James O’Connor Cup (6) 1965, 1988, 1991, 2004, 2005, 2007
  • Guilfoyle Cup (3) 1987, 1990, 1991
  • Tom Fox Cup (7) 1971, 1973, 1980, 1981, 1992, 1993, 2001
  • Greenlea Cup (10) 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1983, 1984, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2000
  • McCorry Cup (9) 1972, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1997, 1998, 2004, 2007, 2010
  • Junior Pennant (3) 1975, 1976, 1977
  • Fraser McMullen All Ireland U’20 Cup (2) 1997, 1998
  • J. P. Fanagan Cup (6) 1997, 1998, 2000, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Under 20s Pennant (3) 2001, 2003, 2007
  • Hartigan Cup (Under 20s) (2) 2004, 2009
  • Under 20s Purcell Cup (1) 2008
  • Women All Ireland League (5) 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2008
  • Women All Ireland Cup Winners (3) 2002, 2006, 2007
  • Youths (2) 2009 League & Cup Double
  • Lorcan Sherlock Golf Cup (6) 1938, 1960, 1964, 1969, 1981, 1997

Notable former playersEdit

IrelandEdit

The following Blackrock players represented Ireland at full international level.[1]

British and Irish LionsEdit

As well as representing Ireland, the following Blackrock players also went on to represent the British and Irish Lions.[2]

Other internationalsEdit

The following Blackrock players have also played at international level.[1]

2014/15 SquadEdit

  • Full-backs: Jan Simon Byrne, David Scott Lennon, Carai Mahon.
  • Wings: Luke Fitzgerald, Davey Rowan (Captain), David Kilgallen, Niall Storan, Darren Westman.
  • Centres: Brendan Macken, Sean Coughlan, Emile Van Wyk, Steve Lawton, Daniel Barnett
  • Out-halves: Ian Madigan, Peter Quirke, David Godfrey.
  • Scrum-halves: Dave Moore, Jack O'Carroll, Alex Walsh.
  • Front-rows: Mikey Carroll, Colum Murphy, Mark O'Brien, Daryl Charmant-Dunne.
  • Hookers: Conor Kilcoyne, Ryan Fisher, Tom Cooke.
  • Second-rows: Leo Cullen, Owen Cullen, Gary Fenn, Cillian Duff, Joe Scott Lennon.
  • Wing-forwards: Sam Cooke, Peter McCague, Luke Hickey, Paddy Carroll.
  • Number 8s: Richard Marsh, Job Langbroek, Leo Varadkar

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b international List of internationals[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ The Ireland Rugby Miscellany (2007): Ciaran Cronin

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