Lansdowne Football Club

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Lansdowne FC
Full name Lansdowne Football Club
Union IRFU
Leinster
Founded 1872
Region County Dublin
Ground(s) Lansdowne Road
Ballsbridge
Dublin 4(otherwise known as Aviva Stadium) (Capacity: 51,700)
President Dermot McCarron
Coach(es) Mike Ruddock
Emmett Farrell
Captain(s) Willie Earle
League(s) AIB League
Team kit
Official website
www.lansdownerugby.com

Lansdowne Football Club, also sometimes referred to as Lansdowne Rugby Football Club, is a rugby union team based in Dublin, Ireland. It was founded in 1872 by Henry Wallace Doveton Dunlop as the Irish Champion Athletic Club. Its senior team currently plays in the AIB League First Division. The Club's playing colours are black, red and yellow hoops, with navy shorts. Lansdowne have won the Leinster Senior Cup a record 24 times, winning it for the first in 1891. Lansdowne won the All Ireland League for the first time in March 2013 and are the current Irish club champions.

Together with Wanderers, Lansdowne have shared the use of Lansdowne Road since 1880, with each club having their own clubhouse at opposite ends of the ground. However since 1974 the ground itself has been owned by the IRFU.[1]

Honours[edit]

  • Leinster Senior League
    • Winners 1974, 1977, 1981, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1998, 2002: 8
    • Runners Up 1985, 1996: 2
  • Leinster Senior Cup
    • Winners: 1891, 1901, 1903, 1904, 1922, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1933, 1949, 1950, 1953, 1965, 1972, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1997, 1998, 2008: 25
    • Runners Up : 1899, 1902, 1956, 1987, 1996: 5
  • Metropolitan Cup
    • Winners: 1927, 1948, 1959, 1965, 1968, 1981, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2010: 9
    • Runners Up : 2006, 2008, 2013: 3
  • AIB League
    • Division 1 champions 2013, Runners-Up 1997, 2000
    • Division 2 Winners 1993, 2010

Notable players[edit]

See also Category:Lansdowne Football Club players

Ireland[edit]

Nearly 100 Lansdowne players have represented Ireland at full international level. On two occasions in 1931, Lansdowne supplied the entire Irish three-quarter line (Jack Arigho, Eugene Davy, Morgan Crowe and Ned Lightfoot), one of only three clubs ever to have done so at international level world-wide.[2]

As well as playing international rugby union for Ireland, at least five Lansdowne players have also represented Ireland and/or Great Britain at other sports. Noel Purcell was also an international water polo player and represented both Great Britain and Ireland at the 1920 and 1924 Summer Olympics respectively. He helped Great Britain win the gold medal in 1920 [3] Ham Lambert played 21 times for the Ireland cricket team between 1931 and 1947.. Brothers Kevin O'Flanagan and Mick O'Flanagan also played soccer for Ireland. On September 30, 1946 they both played for Ireland in a 1-0 defeat against England at Dalymount Park[4] Brian Carney played as a junior with Lansdowne before switching rugby codes. He represented both Ireland and Great Britain at rugby league before returning to the union code.

British and Irish Lions[edit]

As well as representing Ireland, several Lansdowne players have also represented the British and Irish Lions.[5]

Other internationals[edit]

Trustees[edit]

Peter Sutherland, J. Flanagan, Dr. J. Craig, A.McNally, J. Dawson

Past Captains[edit]

  • 1872-73 J. D. Ogilby
  • 1873-74 J. D. Ogilby
  • 1874-75 J. D. Ogilby
  • 1875-76 D. T. Arnott
  • 1876-77 F. W. Kidd
  • 1877-78 J. W. Richards
  • 1878-79 G. Scriven
  • 1879-80 E. H. Nunns
  • 1880-81 J. C. Bagot
  • 1881-82 J. B. Moore
  • 1882-83 J. B. Moore
  • 1883-84 J. B. Moore
  • 1884-85 R. G. Warren
  • 1885-86 R. G. Warren
  • 1886-87 R. G. Warren
  • 1887-88 R. G. Warren
  • 1888-89 R. G. Warren
  • 1889-90 R. G. Warren
  • 1890-91 V.C. Le Fanu
  • 1891-92 V.C. Le Fanu
  • 1892-93 F E. Davies
  • 1893-94 F E. Davies
  • 1894-95 S. C. Smith
  • 1895-96 A. A. Brunker (resigned)R. P. Rowan
  • 1896-97 R. W. Jeffares
  • 1897-98 R. W. Jeffares
  • 1898-99 G. P. Doran
  • 1899-00 G. P. Doran
  • 1990-01 B. R. Doran
  • 1901-02 B. R. Doran
  • 1902-03 J. J. Coffey
  • 1903-04 J. J. Coffey
  • 1904-05 J. J. Warren
  • 1905-06 J. J. Warren
  • 1906-07 A. L. Leeper
  • 1907-08 M. J. D’Alton (Resigned)J.J. Coffey
  • 1908-09 H. G. Sugars
  • 1909-10 G. Weldon
  • 1910-11 R. Donnelly
  • 1911-12 R. Donnelly
  • 1912-13 C. R. Wilson
  • 1913-14 J. Burke-Gaffney
  • 1914-15 J. Burke-Gaffney
  • 1919-20 N. M. Purcell
  • 1920-21 N. M. Purcell
  • 1921-22 W. E. Crawford
  • 1922-23 W. E. Crawford
  • 1923-24 W. A. Cunningham
  • 1924-25 P. J. Whitty
  • 1925-26 T. V. Harris
  • 1926-27 T. O. Pike
  • 1927-28 G. P. S. Hogan
  • 1928-29 E. O’D. Davy
  • 1929-30 E. O’D. Davy
  • 1930-31 J. E. McEnery
  • 1931-32 M. J. Dunne
  • 1932-33 M. J. Dunne
  • 1933-34 T. A. O’Reilly
  • 1934-35 E. J. Lightfoot
  • 1935-36 J. E. Arigho
  • 1936-37 Rev. St. J. Pike
  • 1937-38 T. P. Sinnott
  • 1938-39 T. J. O’Driscoll
  • 1939-40 C. J. Murphy
  • 1940-41 W. G. Sutherland
  • 1941-42 W. G. Sutherland
  • 1942-43 R. Mitchell
  • 1943-44 N. J. Burke
  • 1944-45 C. J. Murphy
  • 1945-46 D. Hingerty
  • 1946-47 C. Callan
  • 1947-48 Rev. W. J. Moynan
  • 1948-49 J. F. Coffey
  • 1949-50 R. Carroll
  • 1950-51 J. C. Dawson
  • 1951-52 E. Connellan
  • 1952-53 C. V. Crowley
  • 1953-54 T. D. McNally
  • 1954-55 L. M. Lynch
  • 1955-56 J. P. D. Morris
  • 1956-57 P. J. Berkery
  • 1957-58 A. Twomey
  • 1958-59 M. A. L. Tansey
  • 1959-60 S. Kelly
  • 1960-61 B. G. M. Wood
  • 1961-62 N. Feddis
  • 1962-63 B. G. M. Wood
  • 1963-64 Dr. M. D. Kiely
  • 1964-65 Caleb Powell
  • 1965-66 A. Twomey
  • 1966-67 A. T. A. Duggan
  • 1967-68 P. J. Casey
  • 1968-69 Noel Dwyer
  • 1969-70 Dr. J. Craig
  • 1970-71 P. Sutherland
  • 1971-72 Dr. E. Kiely
  • 1972-73 J. Mitchell
  • 1973-74 D. Power
  • 1974-75 J. Flanagan
  • 1975-76 P. Inglis
  • 1976-77 D. Caniffe
  • 1977-78 P. Gahan
  • 1978-79 R. Spring
  • 1979-80 P. Boylan
  • 1980-81 M. Keane
  • 1981-82 M. Quinn
  • 1982-83 M. Gibson
  • 1983-84 V. Becker
  • 1984-85 D. Spring
  • 1985-86 M. Ryan
  • 1986-87 W. Burns
  • 1987-88 P. Collins
  • 1988-89 G. Dilger
  • 1989-90 V. Ryan
  • 1990-91 P. Clinch
  • 1991-92 W. Burns
  • 1992-93 F. Aherne
  • 1993-94 J. Sexton
  • 1994-95 F. Aherne
  • 1995-96 B. Glennon
  • 1996-97 M. McDermott
  • 1997-98 K. McQuilkin
  • 1998-99 K. McQuilkin
  • 1999-00 D. O’Mahony
  • 2000-01 C. McEntee
  • 2001-02 S. Rooney
  • 2002-03 E. Bohan
  • 2003-04 E. Bohan
  • 2004-05 L. Toland (Resigned) S. O'Connor
  • 2005-06 G. Quinn
  • 2006-07 D. Lavin
  • 2007-08 A. Maher
  • 2008-09 A. Maher
  • 2009-10 J. Lyne
  • 2010-11 J. Lyne
  • 2011-12 R. McCarron

2012-13 R. McCarron 2013-14 W. Earle (current)

Presidents[edit]

  • 1872-04 H. W. D. Dunlop
  • 1904-05 J. Sibtdorpe
  • 1905-06 J. B. Moore
  • 1906-07 H. Moore
  • 1907-08 W. Pigot
  • 1908-09 J. Denning
  • 1909-10 R. G. Warren
  • 1910-11 F. W. Kidd
  • 1911-12 R. W. Jeffares Snr.
  • 1912-13 A. M. Toomey
  • 1913-14 J. Chambers
  • 1914-19 F. Denning
  • 1919-20 A. A. Brunker
  • 1920-21 F. Joynt
  • 1921-22 F. Joynt
  • 1922-23 B. R. Doran
  • 1923-24 J. J. Coffey
  • 1924-25 J. J. Warren
  • 1925-26 R. Simmons
  • 1926-27 J. A. Gargan
  • 1927-28 A. C. Sibtdorpe
  • 1928-29 M Dawson
  • 1929-30 M. J. D’Alton
  • 1930-31 C. J. Law
  • 1931-32 F. E. Davies
  • 1932-33 V. C. Le Fanu
  • 1933-34 F. A. Ross
  • 1934-35 V. V. Drennan
  • 1935-36 R. H. Lambert
  • 1936-37 R. Donnelly
  • 1937-38 N. M. Purcell
  • 1938-39 F. W. Warren
  • 1939-40 W. E. Crawford
  • 1940-41 W. E. Crawford
  • 1941-42 J. A. Cooke
  • 1942-43 A. H. Robinson
  • 1943-44 W. J. Young
  • 1944-45 R. H. Maunsell
  • 1945-46 R. W. Jeffares Jr.
  • 1946-47 L. B. Heaney
  • 1947-48 A. J. Beatty
  • 1948-49 R. Noel Mitchell
  • 1949-50 Michael J. Dunne
  • 1950-51 F. C. Conroy
  • 1951-52 E. J. Lightfoot
  • 1952-53 Lt. Col. J. J. Burke-Gaffney, M C.
  • 1953-54 T. A. O’Reilly
  • 1954-55 E. O’D. Davy
  • 1955-56 J. Bell
  • 1956-57 Dr. M. P. Crowe
  • 1957-58 T. C. Fox
  • 1958-59 E. W. Garland
  • 1959-60 H. W. Jack OBE. D. Sc.
  • 1960-61 C. S. P. Randel
  • 1961-62 N.H. Lambert
  • 1962-63 G. P. S. Hogan B. L.
  • 1963-64 Major-Gen S. Collins Powell
  • 1964-65 W. G. Sutherland
  • 1965-66 J. E. McEnery
  • 1966-67 C. J. Murphy
  • 1967-68 J. N. Garland
  • 1968-69 R. Mitchell
  • 1969-70 T. C. Byrne
  • 1970-71 T. V. Davy, S.C.
  • 1971-72 Rev. W. J. Moynan
  • 1972-73 J. F. Coffey
  • 1973-74 A. W. Campbell
  • 1974-75 H. Vard
  • 1975-76 J. C. Dawson
  • 1976-77 P. J. Berkery
  • 1977-78 J. P. Barrett
  • 1978-79 A. McNally
  • 1979-80 A. Twomey
  • 1980-81 R. Carroll
  • 1981-82 L. Lynch
  • 1982-83 S. McHale
  • 1983-84 P. Moorhead
  • 1984-85 K. Kelleher
  • 1985-86 N. Hayden
  • 1986-87 Dr. J. Craig
  • 1987-88 J. Maguire
  • 1988-89 P. Ward
  • 1989-90 M. English
  • 1990-91 P. J. Casey
  • 1991-92 C. Flanagan
  • 1992-93 L. McSherry
  • 1993-94 C. Powell
  • 1994-95 R. J. Mitchell
  • 1995-96 B. J. McGann
  • 1996-97 P. Inglis
  • 1997-98 P. Van Cauwelaert
  • 1998-99 A. T. A. Duggan
  • 1999-00 M. Kearney
  • 2000-01 J. Flanagan
  • 2001-02 J. A. Leddin
  • 2002-03 P. Gahan
  • 2003-04 F. Forrest
  • 2004-05 B. Sparks
  • 2005-06 O. O Buachalla
  • 2006-07 A. Delany
  • 2007-08 P. Halpenny
  • 2008-09 J. Kearney
  • 2009-10 Mark Dawson
  • 2010-11 C. O'Reilly
  • 2011-12 P. Boylan
  • 2012-13 D. McCarron (current)

References[edit]

  1. ^ www.independent.co.uk
  2. ^ www.aisrca.com
  3. ^ www.sports-reference.com
  4. ^ www.soccerscene.ie
  5. ^ The Ireland Rugby Miscellany (2007): Ciaran Cronin

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