Munster Rugby is one of the four professional provincial rugby teams from the island of Ireland. They compete in the European Rugby Champions Cup; the team represents the IRFU Munster Branch, one of four primary branches of the IRFU, is responsible for rugby union throughout the geographical Irish province of Munster. Their main home ground is Thomond Park, though some smaller profile games are played at Irish Independent Park, Cork; the team motto is "To the brave and faithful, nothing is impossible." This is derived from the motto of the MacCarthy clan – "Forti et Fideli nihil difficile". Munster was founded in 1879, at the same time as Leinster and Ulster, with Connacht being founded ten years in 1889; the first Interprovincial matches between Leinster and Munster, were held in 1875. The founding of the Munster branch of the IRFU was intended to organise and oversee the game within the province and prevent any club bias by providing neutral selectors for the representative side. In amateur days, the four Irish provinces played against each other in the IRFU Interprovincial Championship and played touring international sides.
Munster traditionally drew its strength from the clubs of Limerick, with the game popular in the city and played at all levels. Teams such as Shannon and Young Munster built up fierce rivalries with one another, helping push standards in the province higher as a result. Munster has a great tradition of impassioned displays against touring sides; the first touring side to play Munster were the famous Original All Blacks led by Dave Gallaher, who lined out against Munster in the Markets Field, Limerick in November 1905. Munster were defeated that day 33–0. Throughout the years, Munster were to record a number of near-misses and last minute defeats against South Africa and New Zealand; the first tangible result against a touring side was to come in 1958, when the Wallabies were held to a 3–3 draw in Thomond Park. Munster became the first Irish provincial side to defeat a major touring team when they defeated Australia 11–8 in Musgrave Park, Cork on 25 January 1967. Munster were captained that day by Tom Kiernan.
Munster first played the All Blacks in 1905. They have played each other many times since then. Munster drew with New Zealand 3–3 in 1973 and, in 1978, became, at the time, the only Irish side to have beaten the All Blacks; the 12–0 victory occurred on Tuesday 31 October 1978 at Thomond Park, in front of a crowd of 12,000, though many times that number still claim to have been present, such was the occasion. Christy Cantillon scored a try with Tony Ward converting. Ward added a drop-goal in each half; until the national team's victory on 5 November 2016, it was the only time an All Blacks team lost to any Irish side and forms part of Munster Rugby mythology. A stage play named Alone it Stands and a book entitled Stand Up and Fight: When Munster Beat the All Blacks by Alan English were both based on the event. Both have been commercially successful. Alone it Stands has had several sell-out runs in Ireland and abroad. Stand Up and Fight was a bestseller in 2005; the All Blacks returned to Thomond Park in November 2008 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the 1978 match and to celebrate the opening of the new stadium.
After 76 minutes of the match, Munster were winning 16–13, but a late try from Joe Rokocoko meant the All Blacks won 18–16. On 11 November 2016, Munster welcomed the Māori All Blacks to Thomond Park; the Māori players paid tribute to Anthony Foley by placing a jersey with his initials on the halfway line before performing the Haka. Māori captain Ash Dixon presented the jersey to Foley's sons. Munster went on to win the historic game 27–14. Like the All Blacks, Munster have played Australia many times, they first met in 1947, where Australia won 6–5. Munster claimed their first victory over the Wallabies in 1967, when they won 11–8. In 1992, reigning world champions, having won the 1991 Rugby World Cup, visited Munster as part of a European Tour. Munster won 22–19 in a rough encounter in Cork. Ten years London newspaper The Daily Telegraph recounted part of the legend in a feature on Munster prop Peter Clohessy: "The Wallabies coach, Bob Dwyer, not a man who accepted that opposition sides could legitimately score more points than his team branded the Munster Number 3 a'disgrace'.
It had been a rugged and memorable Munster triumph, with leather and fists flying on both sides. Clohessy, who wouldn't be known for misconduct, was no more guilty than the next man but world champions are not supposed to lose against a hastily assembled Irish provincial XV. There had to be a reason, an excuse, Dwyer rounded on Clohessy". History repeated itself in 2010 when Munster defeated the Wallabies 15–6, with their Australian fly-half, Paul Warwick, kicking all fifteen points; the match was played in ferocious weather, with Munster playing into a gale-force wind and driving rain in the first half. Indeed, the conditions made the half time score of 6–6 all the more significant, as Australia could neither cope with the weather nor the Munster pressure in the second half. On 26 August 1995, the International Rugby Board declared rugby union an "open" game, removing all restrictions on payments or benefits to those connected with the game; this was done due to a committee conclusion having an open game was the only way to end the hypocrisy of shamateurism, keep control of the sport.
The threat to amateur rugby union prevalent in the Southern hemisphere in Australia where Super League was threatening to entice players to rugby le
Crescent College Comprehensive SJ known as the College of the Sacred Heart, is a secondary school located on 40 acres of parkland at Dooradoyle, Ireland. The college is one of a number of Jesuit schools in Ireland; the Sunday Times table of the top performing 400 schools in Ireland, published in June 2016, placed Crescent College 24th in terms of provision of graduates to university and tertiary colleges, ranked Crescent as the 5th best school in Munster. According to the Irish Independent, Crescent has educated executives from two of the top three companies in Ireland: Google's John Herlihy and Microsoft's Paul Rellis; the first Jesuit school in Ireland was established at Limerick in 1565 by the Apostolic Visitor of the Holy See David Wolfe. Wolfe had been sent to Ireland in 1563 by Pope Pius IV with the concurrence of the third Jesuit General, Diego Lainez. Wolfe from a Limerick merchant family, joined the Jesuits at Rome in 1550, was appointed Rector of the College at Modena at the recommendation of Loyola.
Wolfe arrived in Ireland with another Irish Jesuit called'Dermot' in January 1561, had been charged with correcting "all manner of lapses from the church, chiefly heresies and schismatical faults", to set up grammar schools‘as a remedy against the profound ignorance of the people’. In 1565 he founded the first Irish Counter-Reformation school at Limerick, which opened at Castle Lane, was entrusted to the Society of Jesus. Wolfe delegated the foundation of the school to Edmund O'Donnell, better known as Daniel. Another Jesuit from England, William Good joined Daniel soon after, though they had a turbulent relationship, it had been proposed, with Primate Richard Creagh's approval, that Good would be appointed rector of a Catholic university foundation in Ireland, intended to be established at Limerick. Good had been a fellow of Corpus Christi College and late headmaster of Wells Grammar School, under Queen Mary I, he had abandoned a career in the Anglican Church, having been a Canon at Wells Cathedral, left for the continent when the Church of England was re-established after the accession of Elizabeth I in 1562.
Archbishop Creagh's plans for a Catholic university came to nothing and instead, Good was assigned to teaching at the Limerick foundation. A number of Good's reports survive in the Jesuit archives at Rome and he records an early example of a school play in Ireland, performed on the Feast of St John in 1566, it was decided that the education offered should be free, based only on voluntary contributions, in the spirit of Ignatius's Roman College founded 14 years before, where no fee was requested from pupils. Despite the goodwill of the City Council, in late 1568 the Castle Lane School, in the presence of Daniel and Good, was attacked and looted by government agents sent by Sir Thomas Cusack during the pacification of Munster; the political and religious climate had become more uncertain in the lead up to Pope Pius V's formal excommunication of the Queen, which resulted in a new wave of repression of Catholicism in England and Ireland. This had implications for the Castle Lane school which, for a time, had to move out of the city and was placed under the Earl of Desmond's protection at Kilmallock in County Limerick.
The school was able to move back to the city for a short time, However, in 1568 the Anglican Bishop of Meath, Hugh Brady, was sent to Limerick charged with a Royal Commission to seek out and expel the Jesuits. Daniel was ordered to quit the city and went to Lisbon, where he resumed his studies with the Portuguese Jesuits. Good moved on to Clonmel, before establishing himself at Youghal until 1577. In 1571, after Wolfe had been captured and imprisoned at Dublin Castle. Daniel persuaded the Portuguese Province to agree a surety for the ransom of Wolfe, banished on release. Daniel returned to Ireland the following year, but was captured and incriminating documents were found on his person, which were taken as proof of his involvement with the rebellious cousin of the Earl of Desmond, James Fitzmaurice and a Spanish plot, he was removed from Limerick, taken to Cork "just as if he were a thief or noted evildoer". After being court-marshalled by the Lord President of Munster, Sir John Perrot, he was sentenced to be hanged and quartered for treason and refused pardon in return for swearing the Act of Supremacy.
His execution was carried out on 25 October 1572 and a report of it was sent by Fitzmaurice to the Jesuit Superior General in 1576, where he said that Daniel was "cruelly killed because of me". His execution was memorialized in a number of contemporary woodcuts printed at Prague. With Daniel dead and Wolfe dismissed, the Irish Jesuit foundation suffered a severe setback. Good is recorded as resident at Rome by 1577 and in 1586 the seizure of Earl of Desmond's estates resulted in a new permanent Protestant plantation in Munster, making the continuation of the Limerick school impossible for a time, it wasn't until the early 1600s that the school could again re-open in the city, though the Jesuits kept a low profile existence in lodgings here and there. These houses and schools were subject to periodic crackdown and the occasional destruction of schools, imprisonment of teachers and the levying of heavy money penalties on parents are recorded in publications of the time. For instance in 1615-17 the Royal Visitation Books, written up by Thomas Jones - the Anglican Archbishop of Dublin, records the suppression of Jesuit schools at Waterford and Galway.
The Jesuit School opened and closed intermittently over the next two centuries in or around the area of Castle Lane, near Lahiffy's lane. During demolition work Stones marked I. H. S. 1642 and 1609 were, in the 19th Century, found inser
Bruff Rugby Union Football Club, a rugby union club, playing in Division 2C of the All-Ireland League. The club plays at home in Kilballyowen Park, near the town of Bruff, in Ireland, they field 16 rugby teams at the club including 3 men's adult squads, girls' youth and boys' youth rugby teams ranging in age from under-7 to under-18. The club was set up in late 1969 - early 1970 by two G. A. A. Players, Willie Conway and Nicholas Cooke; the club's first home game was played in a field to the rear of the church in the village of Bruff and was watched by most of the village occupants. Early in the 1970s the club president, Lt. Col. Gerald Vigors De Courcy O'Grady MC, donated a gate-lodge from his estate as a dressing room and sold a pitch to the club for the nominal sum of £1; the club grounds at Kilballyowen Park now include an area of 13 acres, with 2 full pitches and 2 Training pitches, all of them floodlit. The club pavilion has a newly updated bar, a dance area with full lighting, kitchen facilities, president's room, office and a dressing room complex containing 6 dressing rooms, shower block, medical room, recovery room, storage facilities and a kit shop.
In the mid- to late 1980s the club underwent a major revamp of its under-age structure with the creation of a specific under-age committee for the purpose of promotion of the game of Rugby Football with the youth within the catchment area of the club. This quickly resulted in a major increase of player numbers and a consequential improvement in results from the Community games level upwards with the club winning under-age competitions in Munster; this was followed by Irish competition wins including U16, U18 All-Ireland cups and culminating in the winning of the U20 AIL competition in the 2000-2001 season. This under-age success had a knock on effect with the Adult teams in the club and the club has been awarded both Senior club of the year and Youth club of the year awards by the Munster Branch for its high standards of coaching and high number of qualified coaches and Referees at every level within the club.. The club was awarded IRFU Rugby Faculty status in November 2013 under the Irish Rugby Faculty program.
Promotion up the ranks of the Munster Junior club divisions during the late 1990s and early 2000s seasons followed hand in hand with under-age success and at the third attempt in four years, the club won the AIL Provincial Round Robin series in 2003-04 to gain promotion to the All Ireland League. The gaining of senior club status resulted in the return of many players to the club, most notably Munster and British & Irish Lions Player John Hayes, in the 2006-2007 season former Shannon Captain Eoin Cahill returned to his home club as Player/Backs Coach and the return of Irish Club International captain Peter Malone for the beginning of the 2008-2009 season as forwards player/coach. Although narrowly failing to gain promotion in the 2006-2007 season having come third in the league stage of the competition, the club was crowned Division 3 Champions following their semi-final play-off defeat of Ballynahinch and defeat of Wanderers in the AIL division 3 Final The following Season saw another meteoric rise in the fortunes of the club, breaking many AIL records along the way.
The club completed the league stage without a loss, according to the IRFU website did so with the lowest total score against in the history of the AIL. They gained promotion to Division 2 by coming first in the League phase, having maintained an unbeaten run of 20 league games right up to the final, but lost the Final by 32 points to 23 to their opponents Instonians from Belfast. Instonians had come second during the league phase and had been promoted to Division 2 along with them; the club played in Division 1B of the AIB League having graduated from Junior club to Senior club status in the 2003-2004 season, having been promoted to Division 2 following the 2007-08 season. They gained promotion to Division 1 after finishing in second place in the Division 2 League Table during the 2009-2010 season. Following a Semi-final win over Terenure they met Lansdowne RFC in the final playoff on Saturday May 8 in an exciting final, unluckily coming out on the wrong side of the 17 points to 10 scoreline.
In their first Season in Division 1b, Bruff won the Munster Senior Cup for the first time in their 40-year history. The path to the final included wins over Shannon and Cork Constitution with a walk-over in the Semi-Final by Highfield, they beat Garryowen in the final with a 23 points to 19 scoreline. They continued this cup run into the all-Ireland Bateman cup semi-final and came back from 15 points down with 13 minutes on the clock to Beat UCD and gain a Bateman Cup final place for the first time, they met Ulster Cup Winners Dungannon. The final was the third time that the teams had met that season and each finalist had won at home in the two games played during the All Ireland League. Bruff beat Dungannon in the final winning by a 24 points to 18 scoreline. Despite this fabulous cup run, Bruff ended the All -Ireland League in the 2010-11 season at the bottom of Division 1B, having to fight a relegation playoff against the 5th team in Division two to maintain their place in division 1B. Divisions 1A and 1B were changed from two 8 team divisions to two 10 team divisions with the playoff being fought between the bottom team in division 1b and the fifth team in division 2.
Bruff won the playoff against Bective Rangers with a 25 po
University College Cork
University College Cork – National University of Ireland, Cork is a constituent university of the National University of Ireland, located in Cork. The university was founded in 1845 as one of three Queen’s Colleges located in Belfast and Galway, it became University College, under the Irish Universities Act of 1908. The Universities Act 1997 renamed the university as National University of Ireland, a Ministerial Order of 1998 renamed the university as University College Cork – National University of Ireland, though it continues to be universally known as University College Cork. Amongst other rankings and awards, the university was named Irish University of the Year by the Sunday Times on five occasions. In 2015, UCC was named as top performing university by the European Commission funded U-Multirank system, based on obtaining the highest number of "A" scores among a field of 1200 partaking universities. UCC became the first university to achieve the ISO 50001 standard in energy management in 2011.
Queen's College, was founded by the provisions of an act which enabled Queen Victoria to endow new colleges for the "Advancement of Learning in Ireland". Under the powers of this act, the three colleges of Belfast and Galway were incorporated on 30 December 1845; the college opened in 1849 with 181 students. A year the college became part of the Queen's University of Ireland; the original site chosen for the college was considered appropriate as it was believed to have had a connection with the patron saint of Cork, Saint Finbarr. His monastery and school of learning were close by at Gill Abbey Rock and the mill attached to the monastery is thought to have stood on the bank of the south channel of the River Lee, which runs through the College lower grounds; this association is reflected in the College motto "Where Finbarr Taught, Let Munster Learn", the university motto. Adjacent to Gillabbey and overlooking the valley of the river Lee, the site was selected in 1846; the Tudor Gothic quadrangle and early campus buildings were designed and built by Sir Thomas Deane and Benjamin Woodward.
Queen's College Cork opened its doors in 1849, with further buildings added including the Medical/Windle Building in the 1860s. In the following century, the Irish Universities Act formed the National University of Ireland, consisting of the three constituent colleges of Dublin and Galway, the college was given the status of a university college as University College, Cork; the Universities Act, 1997, made the university college a constituent university of the National University and made the constituent university a full university for all purposes except the awarding of degrees and diplomas which remains the sole remit of the National University. As of 2016, University College Cork had 21,000 students; these included 15,000 in undergraduate programmes, 4,400 in postgraduate study and research, 2,800 in adult continuing education across undergraduate and short courses. The student base is supported by 2,800 academic and administrative staff; as of 2017, UCC had 150,000 alumni worldwide. Student numbers, at over 21,000 in 2016, increased from the late 1980s, precipitating the expansion of the campus by the acquisition of adjacent buildings and lands.
This expansion continued with the opening of the Alfred O'Rahilly building in the late 1990s, the Cavanagh Pharmacy building, the Brookfield Health Sciences centre, the extended Áras na MacLéinn, the Lewis Glucksman Gallery in 2004, Experience UCC and an extension to the Boole Library – named for the first professor of mathematics at UCC, George Boole, who developed the algebra that would make computer programming possible. The University completed the Western Gateway Building in 2009 on the site of the former Cork Greyhound track on the Western Road as well as refurbishment to the Tyndall institute buildings at the Lee Maltings Complex. In 2016, UCC acquired the Cork Savings Bank building on Lapps Quay in the centre of Cork city; as of 2017, the university is rolling out a programme to increase the space across its campuses, with part of this development involving the creation of a'student hub' to support academic strategy, to add 600 new student accommodation spaces, to develop an outdoor sports facility.
In 2006, the University re-opened the Crawford Observatory, a structure built in 1880 on the grounds of the university by Sir Howard Grubb. Grubb, son of the Grubb telescope building family in Dublin, designed the observatory and built the astronomical instruments for the structure; the University paid for an extensive restoration and conservation of the building and the three main telescopes, the Equatorial, the Transit Circle and Sidereostatic telescopes. In November 2009, a number of UCC buildings were damaged by flooding; the floods affected other parts of Cork City, with many students being evacuated from accommodation. The college authorities postponed academic activities for a week, indicated that it would take until 2010 before all flood damaged property would be repaired. Impacted was the newly opened Western Gateway Building, with the main lecture theatre requiring a total refit just months after opening for classes; the university is one of Ireland’s leading research institutes, with among the highest research income in the state.
In 2016, UCC secured research funding of over €96 million, a 21% increase over a five-year period and a high for the university. The university had seven faculties: Arts and Celtic Studies, Commer
Dublin University Football Club
Dublin University Football Club is the rugby union club of the University of Dublin, Trinity College, in Dublin, which plays in Division 1A of the All-Ireland League. The first known record of the Club appears under the heading'Trinity College' in the Daily Express of 1 December 1855 and is taken to show that it had been in existence for at least a year: FOOTBALL. - A match will be played in the College Park today between new members of the club. Play to commence at two o'clock College time; the club had thus been founded by about 1854, it has a well-documented, continuous history since which gives it a strong claim to be considered the world's oldest extant football club of any code. Although Guy's Hospital FC, had been founded in London in 1843, so had existed before DUFC, it folded up for some years during the nineteenth century. Football in Trinity pre-dates the foundation of the Club itself. A poem by Edward Lysaght shows. Being the oldest rugby club in Ireland, DUFC has won its fair share of trophies over the years.
Its most notable achievement in recent years was the winning of the All-Ireland League Division 2 in the 2003-04 season, which gained the club promotion to Division 1. This level of competition was short lived, with the club returning to Division 2 after two seasons; the DUFC 1st XV plays in Division 1A of the All-Ireland League. The club fields three Junior teams who compete in the Leinster J1, J3 and J4 Metro Leagues, two U20 teams who play in the JP Fanagan Premier and Pennant leagues respectively, they are the current Frazer McMullen All Ireland Champions. The 1stXV plays against University College Dublin in the annual Colours Match, ongoing since its inception in 1952. Trinity has won on the latest being the 2017/18 match; the club has a Women's XV, which has played in AIL division 3. The clubs main playing field is College Park, within the grounds of Trinity in the Dublin city centre, it has two other football fields used by the Junior teams on Santry Avenue in the Dublin suburb of Santry.
Dublin University Football Club has a long tradition of its players gaining the highest international honours, with over 160 past players being capped for Ireland since 1875. Some of the most famous and presently memorable are listed below. DUFC has a long history of providing Lions Tourists, with the most recent contribution being Jamie Heaslip in 2013. Dublin University past players Roly Meates and Gerry Murphy both went on to coach Ireland at different times. Roly is an honorary life member of DUFC, having coached the club for 28 years. All-Ireland Cup 1925-26 Leinster Senior Cup: 191883, 1884, 1886, 1887, 1890, 1893, 1895, 1897, 1898, 1900, 1905, 1907, 1908, 1912, 1920, 1921, 1926, 1960, 1976 Official Twitter
All-Ireland League (rugby union)
The All-Ireland League, known for sponsorship reasons as the Ulster Bank All-Ireland League, is the national league system for the 50 senior rugby union clubs in Ireland, covering both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The league was inaugurated in the 1990–91 season; the league is the second highest level of rugby union in Ireland, as professional teams representing the four provinces of Ireland play in the Pro14. Division 1 sides are allowed to field only two professional players in their matchday sides, only one may be a forward. Professional players may not participate in Division 2 matches. Foreign professional players may not play in the League; the league is divided into five divisions of ten teams each. Teams play each other team in the Division twice per season, for a total of 18 regular-season matches; the season runs from mid-September until mid-April, with an four-week break in matches from mid-December to early-January. At the end of the season, the top four teams in Division 1A enter a play off semi-finals and a final for the championship.
At the end of each season the bottom team in Division 1A is replaced by the top team in Division 1B, with the second-bottom team entering a promotion/relegation play-off with the second-placed team in 1B. The bottom two teams in 1B, 2A and 2B are relegated and replaced by the top two teams from Divisions 2A, 2B and 2C respectively; the two teams finishing bottom of Division 2C are relegated to the relevant provincial league, replaced by the two teams finishing top of a "round robin" tournament between the four provincial league winners. The four provincial junior leagues are the Connacht Junior League, the Leinster League, the Munster Junior League and the Ulster Qualifying League. Prior to 1990, there was no national league in Ireland; each of the four provincial unions had League tournament. In 1991, after five years of discussion and consultation with clubs, the All-Ireland League was introduced with two divisions, Division 1 with 9 clubs and Division 2 with 10 clubs; the AIL was expanded to four divisions in 1993/94, with small variations in the numbers of teams per division in subsequent seasons.
In 2000-01 the league was restructured to each with 16 teams. After the 1995 introduction of professionalism in rugby union, the IRFU increased the importance of the provinces, which from 2002 participated in the Celtic League as full-time teams rather than ad-hoc selections of club players. Therefore, the best Irish players no longer play in the AIL. In 2004 the IRFU proposed scrapping the All-Ireland League and reintroducing a provincial league system in 2005-06 which would act as qualifiers for a curtailed three division AIL structure in the second half of the season, but this model did not receive the support of clubs or rugby pundits. In 2007 the IRFU agreed that the structure of the All-Ireland League would remain as three divisions with 16 clubs each for seasons 2008/09 and 2009/10. In Season 2009-10 Division 1 was split into 1A and 1B with eight teams in each as a trial and continued in season 2010-11. In season 2011-12 Division 1A and 1B had 10 clubs each and Divisions 2 and 3 were reformatted as Divisions 2A and 2B with 16 clubs in each division.
† From season 1990–91 through to 1996–97, the team placing top of Division 1 was crowned AIL League Champion ‡ From season 1997–98, playoffs were introduced, contested by the top four teams in Division 1 for the title of AIL League Champion. The All-Ireland League has been dominated by teams from Limerick. Teams from Munster have won 18 out of 27. Divisions for the 2018-19 season; the All-Ireland League was not sponsored in the initial season, but was sponsored for six years by Insurance Corporation of Ireland. The League was sponsored by Allied Irish Banks from 1998 to 2010. Ulster Bank has sponsored the league since 2010. All-Ireland Cup Pro14 Official results service
Malone RFC is a rugby union club based in Belfast, in Northern Ireland. It is in the Division 1B of the All-Ireland League; the club is affiliated with the Ulster Branch, itself part of the Irish Rugby Football Union. It is one of the last remaining Belfast rugby clubs not to have amalgamated and still plays at its original ground; as well as its successful Senior teams, it has a thriving Youth and Mini structure, was the first Mini rugby team from Ireland to play in the renowned Fundacion Cisneros International rugby tournament in Madrid. Malone Football Club was founded in 1892 by residents of Belfast. In 1896 Malone obtained senior status after two victories in the junior league. Malone first played a non-Irish side when it hosted Furness in 1903; the current name Malone Rugby Football Club was adopted in 1932. Malone moved to its present location in Gibson Park, Belfast in 1935 purchasing it in 1953; the present clubhouse dates from 1967. The club hosted games from the 2007 Under 19 Rugby World Championship.
Ulster Senior Cup: 7 1903-04, 1904–05, 1906–07, 1970–71, 1983–84, 1987–88, 1991–92 Ulster Senior League: 6 1903-04, 1904–05, 1905–06, 1906–07, 1968–69, 1992–93 Ulster Junior Cup: 5 †1931-32, †1967-68, †1974-75, †1977-78, †1980-81 All-Ireland League Division 2A:1 2017-2018† Won by 2nd XV Approximately 28 Malone players have played for Ireland, 6 of those were British Lions. Malone players have played international rugby in each decade since the start of the Twentieth Century. Data below is as of May 2009. John Hewitt Ferris, Scrum Half. Ireland, 3 caps. Alfred Tedford, Forward. Ireland, 23 caps, 6 Tries. British Isles, 1903 British Lions tour to South Africa, 3 caps. Reg W Edwards, Forward. Ireland, 1 cap. British Isles, 1904 British Lions tour to Australia and New Zealand. Hugh Gilmer Wilson, Forward. Ireland, 18 caps. George McIldowie, Forward. Ireland, 4 caps, 1 Try. R E Forbes, Forward. Ireland, 1 cap. Tom Smyth, Prop. Ireland, 14 caps, 2 Tries. British Isles 1910 British Lions tour to South Africa. William Victor Edwards, Forward.
Ireland, 2 caps. William Ernest Crawford, Fullback. Ireland, 30 caps, 6 conversions and 2 penalties. Norman G Ross, No. 8. Ireland, 2 caps. Blair Mayne, Lock. Ireland, 6 caps, 1 Try. Lions 1938 British Lions tour to 3 caps. Jack Deryck Erle Monteith, Centre. Ireland, 3 caps. Ernest Strathdee, Scrum Half. Ireland, 9 caps. Robert D Agar, No. 8. Ireland, 10 caps. Jimmy E Nelson, Lock. Ireland, 16 caps. Lions 1950 British Lions tour to New Zealand and Australia, 4 caps. Dennis Scott, Flanker. Ireland, 3 caps. Aidan Malachy Brady, Hooker. Ireland: 4 caps. Sam A Hutton, Prop. Ireland, 4 caps. William J Brown, Wing. Ireland, 4 caps, 1 Try. Willie Duncan, Flanker. Ireland, 2 caps. John P McDonald, Hooker. Ireland, 4 caps. W Denis McBride, Flanker. Ireland, 32 caps, 4 Tries. Colin R Wilkinson, Fullback. Ireland, 1 cap. Maurice Field, Ireland 17 caps. Neil Best,Flanker. Ireland, 18 caps, 2 Tries. Tom Court, Prop. Ireland, 9 caps. Simon Danielli, Wing. Scotland, 24 caps, 6 Tries. Chris Henry, Flanker. Ireland, 11 caps, 1 Try. Paul Emerick, Centre/Wing, USA, 37 caps, 10 Tries.
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