Andrew Clinch

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Andrew Clinch
Full name Andrew Daniel Clinch
Date of birth 28 November 1867
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Date of death 1 February 1937
Place of death Dublin, Ireland
School Belvedere College
University Dublin University
Children Andrew Clinch
Rugby union career
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
British Lions

Andrew Daniel Clinch MD JP (28 November 1867 - 1 February 1937),[1] was an Irish rugby union forward who played club rugby for Dublin University and international rugby for Ireland and the British Isles.


Educated at Belvedere College S.J. Andrew Clinch represented Leinster and Ireland in a distinguished playing career and later became president of the Irish Rugby Football Union. He was a member of the squad on the 1896 British Lions tour to South Africa.

His son, also named Andrew, also attended Belvedere College S.J. and was killed in the Second World War.