Blackrock College RFC

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Blackrock College RFC
Blackrock RFC.png
Full name Blackrock College Rugby Football Club
Union IRFU
Leinster
Nickname(s) Rock,
Founded 1882
Region County Dublin
Ground(s) Stradbrook Road
Blackrock, Dublin
Chairman Frank O'Riordan
President Paddy Lucey
Coach(es) Emmet Farrell
Captain(s) David Boland
Top scorer David Boland (7463 as of 3/4/15)
League(s) AIB League
Team kit
Official website
www.blackrockcollegerfc.ie

Blackrock College Rugby Football Club is a rugby union club located in Blackrock, Dublin, Ireland. The club was founded in 1882 by former pupils of Blackrock College. Their senior team currently plays in Division 2A of the All-Ireland League

Blackrock College RFC was founded in 1882 making it one of the oldest senior rugby clubs in Ireland. While it bears the name and is closely affiliated to the school at Williamstown, it is a very open local club.

The club fields adult men’s and women’s teams, under 20’s and has a mini and youth’s section all of whom are actively involved in the various competitions throughout Leinster.

Blackrock College RFC was founded in 1882 making it one of the oldest senior rugby clubs in Ireland. While it bears the name and is closely affiliated to the world renowned school at Williamstown, it is an open club welcoming all who share a passion for the game of rugby.

The club’s philosophy is to strive to be as successful as possible in all areas of the game. It fields adult men’s and women’s teams, under 20’s and has a thriving mini and youth’s section all of whom are actively involved in the various competitions throughout Leinster.

The men’s senior adult team in Blackrock College RFC is in division 2A of the AIL. It has actively sought to develop and a comprehensive under 20’s academy striving to provide and environment in which aspiring rugby players can thrive. The club has a long tradition of producing players for the International side many of whom have also represented the Lions.

Honours[edit]

  • Leinster Senior Cup (8) 1937, 1939, 1957, 1961, 1983, 1988, 1992, 1999
  • Leinster Senior League (4) 1975, 1982, 1983, 1991
  • League Section B (1) 1989
  • Smithwicks Floodlit Cup (2) 1993, 1997
  • Castle Trophy (2) 1978, 1983
  • Bateman Cup (1) 1939
  • All Ireland League 2nd Division (1) 2000
  • Paddy Moore Memorial Shield (2) 2002, 2008
  • Jerry Fogarty Memorial Cup (4) 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007
  • Brian McLoughlin Memorial Cup (1) 2008
  • Brendan Merry Memorial Plate (1) 2008
  • Junior 1 League (10) 1900, 1922, 1935, 1948, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1984, 2016
  • Leinster Junior Cup (5) 1889, 1892, 1893, 1898, 1899
  • Metropolitan Cup (8) 1929, 1938, 1962, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1984, 2001
  • Junior 2 (Minor) League (14) 1925, 1926, 1927, 1930, 1937, 1938, 1958, 1961, 1964, 1982, 1993, 2005, 2006, 2007
  • Albert O’Connell Cup (8) 1959, 1965, 1975, 1976, 1982, 2001, 2004, 2005
  • Winters Cup (5) 1965, 1967, 1974, 1975, 1997
  • Junior 3 League (3) 1972, 1974, 1998
  • Moran Cup (11) 1966, 1975, 1976, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 2002, 2004
  • Junior 4 League (2) 1983, 1990
  • James O’Connor Cup (6) 1965, 1988, 1991, 2004, 2005, 2007
  • Guilfoyle Cup (3) 1987, 1990, 1991
  • Tom Fox Cup (7) 1971, 1973, 1980, 1981, 1992, 1993, 2001
  • Greenlea Cup (10) 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1983, 1984, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2000
  • McCorry Cup (9) 1972, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1997, 1998, 2004, 2007, 2010
  • Junior Pennant (3) 1975, 1976, 1977
  • Fraser McMullen All Ireland U’20 Cup (2) 1997, 1998
  • J. P. Fanagan Cup (6) 1997, 1998, 2000, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Under 20’s Pennant (3) 2001, 2003, 2007
  • Hartigan Cup (Under 20’s) (2) 2004, 2009
  • Under 20’s Purcell Cup (1) 2008
  • Women All Ireland League (5) 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2008
  • Women All Ireland Cup Winners (3) 2002, 2006, 2007
  • Youths (2) 2009 League & Cup Double
  • Lorcan Sherlock Golf Cup (6) 1938, 1960, 1964, 1969, 1981, 1997

Notable former players[edit]

Ireland[edit]

The following Blackrock players represented Ireland at full international level.[1]

British and Irish Lions[edit]

As well as representing Ireland, the following Blackrock players also went on to represent the British and Irish Lions.[2]

Other internationals[edit]

The following Blackrock players have also played at international level.[1]

2014/15 Squad[edit]

  • Full-backs: Jan Simon Byrne, David Scott Lennon, Carai Mahon.
  • Wings: Luke Fitzgerald, Davey Rowan (Captain), David Kilgallen, Niall Storan, Darren Westman.
  • Centres: Brendan Macken, Sean Coughlan, Emile Van Wyk, Steve Lawton, Daniel Barnett
  • Out-halves: Ian Madigan, Peter Quirke, David Godfrey.
  • Scrum-halves: Dave Moore, Jack O'Carroll, Alex Walsh.
  • Front-rows: Mikey Carroll, Colum Murphy, Mark O'Brien, Daryl Charmant-Dunne.
  • Hookers: Conor Kilcoyne, Ryan Fisher, Tom Cooke.
  • Second-rows: Leo Cullen, Owen Cullen, Gary Fenn, Cillian Duff, Ferdia Mulloy.
  • Wing-forwards: Sam Cooke, Peter McCague, Luke Hickey, Paddy Carroll.
  • Number 8s: Richard Marsh, Job Langbroek

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b international List of internationals[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ The Ireland Rugby Miscellany (2007): Ciaran Cronin

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