Queen's University RFC

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Queen's University RFC
Full name Queen's University Rugby Football Club
Union IRFU
Ulster
Founded 1869
Ground(s) Dub Lane
Upper Malone Road
Belfast[1] (Capacity: 1000)
President Ian McEvoy
Coach(es) Robbie Moore, Patrick Armstrong, Mark Sampson, Robert Ford & Chris Moore
Captain(s) Stuart McIlwaine
League(s) AIB League Ulster Senior League
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
www.qubrfc.co.uk

Queen's University Rugby Football Club is the rugby union team of Queen's University Belfast, playing in Division 2A of the All-Ireland League. Founded in 1869, it is the second oldest rugby union club in Northern Ireland.[2] They originally played as Queen's College, Belfast and have won the Ulster Senior Cup a record 23 times.

In 1993 when the AIB League was expanded to four divisions with forty six senior clubs, five university clubs, including Queen's, joined the league. Queen's entered Division Four. Since then they played regularly in Division Three and Division Four.

In 2000 they were relegated to the Ulster Senior League but returned to the AIB League two years later. Their senior team will play the 2013–14 season in Division Two.[3]

Notable players[edit]

See also Category:Queen's University R.F.C. players

Ireland[edit]

The following Queen's players have represented Ireland at full international level.[4]

  • Philip Rainey

British and Irish Lions[edit]

The following Queen's players have also represented the British and Irish Lions .[2]

Honours[edit]

  • All-Ireland League
    • 1923-24, 1931-32, 1936-37
  • Ulster Senior Cup: 22
    • 1885-86, 1886–87, 1889–90, 1890–91, 1891–92, 1899–1900, 1902–03, 1908–09, 1911–12, 1920–21, 1923–24, 1924–25, 1931–32, 1932–33, 1935–36, 1936–37, 1946–47, 1950–51, 1958–59, 1959–60, 1980–81, 2009–10, 2013-14
  • Ulster Senior League: 17 (3 shared)
    • 1890-91, 1899–1900, 1911–12, 1919–20, 1921–22, 1922–23, 1923–24, 1946–47, 1947–48, 1948–49, 1949–50, 1952–53 (shared), 1953–54 (shared), 1956–57 (shared), 1963–64, 1966–67, 1979–80
  • Ulster Junior Cup: 15
    • †1888-89, †1889-90, †1920-21, †1932-33, †1933-34, †1937-38, †1946-47, †1947-48, †1948-49, †1950-51, †1951-52, †1958-59, ‡1963-64, †1968-69, †1969–70

† Won by 2nd XV † Won by Freshers

References[edit]

  1. ^ www.irishrugby.ie
  2. ^ a b The Ireland Rugby Miscellany (2007): Ciaran Cronin
  3. ^ www.irishrugby.ie
  4. ^ news.bbc.co.uk