1899 Ireland rugby union tour of Canada

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1899 Ireland rugby union tour of Canada
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1899 Ireland rugby union tour of Canada. Twenty four years after their first international, the Ireland national rugby union team embarked on their first ever international tour in October 1899. Seventeen players were selected to make the journey to Canada but no caps were awarded. Three clubs – Dublin University, Lansdowne and North of Ireland FC – provided fifteen of these players. Ireland often had to field just fourteen players due to injuries. Among those to be injured was James Myles who broke his leg. Myles, who was later elected as an independent TD, had to remain in Canada until December. The rest of the touring party had returned home in November. Ireland won 10 of the 11 matches they played. Their only defeat came against a Halifax XV on the third game of the tour. They scored 150 points and conceded 51. The trip was financed by Duke Collins, an Irish Canadian who originally came from County Dublin but had settled in Toronto.[1][2]

Matches[edit]

Scores and results list Ireland's points tally first.

Opposing Team For Against Date Venue Status
United Services 10 0 12 October 1899 Wanderers Ground, Halifax Tour Match
Wanderers 16 3 14 October 1899 Wanderers Ground, Halifax Tour Match
Halifax 0 5 16 October 1899 Wanderers Ground, Halifax Tour Match
Montreal 20 12 19 October 1899 MAA Ground, Montreal Tour Match
Quebec City 8 0 24 October 1899 Quebec City Tour Match
Ottawa 9 3 28 October 1899 Metropolitan Ground, Ottawa Tour Match
Brookville 28 0 30 October 1899 Brookville Tour Match
Peterborough 16 3 2 November 1899 Nicholls Park, Peterborough Tour Match
Hamilton 8 0 3 November 1899 Hanilton Tour Match
Argonauts 23 19 4 November 1899 Varsity Stadium, Toronto Tour Match
University of Toronto 12 6 6 November 1899 Varsity Stadium, Toronto Tour Match

Touring party[edit]

  • Manager:
  • Secretary:
  • Referee:
  • Captain: James G. Franks

Squad[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Ireland Rugby Miscellany (2007): Ciaran Cronin
  2. ^ www.irishrugby.ie