Dublin University A.F.C.

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Dublin University Association Football Club (DUAFC) is the association football club of Trinity College, Dublin. Founded in 1883, DUAFC is the oldest soccer club in the Republic of Ireland still in existence.

The senior squad plays regular matches in Leinster Senior League and the Irish Universities League, and competes in the Collingwood Cup intervarsity competition and the annual Colours match against University College Dublin A.F.C.. Last year, four of the current squad were selected to represent the Irish Universities side. The Freshers squad, composed of first year students, competes in the annual Harding Cup intervarsity and contests the Freshers Colours trophy with UCD. The club also administers the Megaleague, an internal soccer league for Trinity College students.

The club plays its home matches at College Park, on Trinity's campus. They also play at their grounds in Santry.


Dublin University A.F.C. competed in the Irish Cup first in 1884, reaching the semi-finals in 1886[1] before losing 4-0 to Belfast side Distillery.

Dublin University players William Eames and Frederick Moorhead became the first Dublin-based players to be selected for Ireland in 1885.[2] Between 1884 and 1891 nine players from Dublin University were capped at international level by Ireland in the British Home Championship.[3]


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