University College Cork R.F.C.

University College Cork Rugby Football Club currently plays in Division 1A of the All-Ireland League. Founded in 1872, they originally played as Queen’s College Cork, as UCC was then known. Recent successes include winning the All Ireland U-20 Championship in 2002. In the same year, they also reached the AIB League playoffs for the first time, narrowly missing out on promotion to Division 1. Leading players in that team included Denis Leamy, Stephen Keogh and Frank Murphy, all of whom went on to play for Munster.[1]

University College Cork RFC
University College Cork R.F.C. logo.jpg
Full nameUniversity College Cork Rugby Football Club
UnionRugby Union
Founded1872
RegionCork
Ground(s)The Mardyke (Capacity: 5,000)
ChairmanBryan Hyland
PresidentRory Bevin
Coach(es)Brian Walsh
Captain(s)Daire Feeney
League(s)All-Ireland League, 1A
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
rugby.ucc.ie

HonoursEdit

  • All-Ireland Cup
    • 1935-36: 1
  • Munster Senior League
    • 1913, 1914, 1931, 1933. 1934, 1936, 1942 1943, 1945, 1950, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1974, 1978, 1981, 1985: 17
  • Munster Senior Cup
    • 1887, 1888, 1897, 1900, 1901, 1912, 1913, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1939, 1941, 1950, 1951, 1955, 1963, 1976, 1981: 18
  • Munster Junior Cup
    • 1921, 1933, 1950, 1953, 1963, 1967, 1969, 1975, 1977, 1979: 10

Notable former playersEdit

IrelandEdit

In 1879 Ashley Cummins became the first UCC player to represent Ireland. Since then at least 55 UCC players have played for the full national team. 34 of these played for Ireland while still playing for UCC. Donal Lenihan was the last UCC player to be capped by Ireland while still attached to the club.

British & Irish LionsEdit

As well as representing Ireland, at least nine UCC players also went on to represent the British & Irish Lions. At least two of these players, Mick Lane and Tom Kiernan, were still UCC players when they toured with the Lions.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ The Ireland Rugby Miscellany (2007): Ciaran Cronin

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