Patrick Casey (rugby union)
|Full name||Patrick Joseph Casey|
|Date of birth||August 4, 1941|
|Place of birth||Dublin, Ireland|
|University||University College Dublin|
|Occupation(s)||Rugby Union player|
|Rugby union career|
He began playing rugby at school at C.B.C. Monkstown before moving onto University College Dublin. He played for Lansdowne Football Club (where he is in their hall of fame) and provincially for Leinster. He made his international debut on January 16, 1963 against France. He was capped 12 times, scoring three tries for Ireland at wing playing alongside the likes of Mike Gibson, Tony O'Reilly, Tom Kiernan and Willie John McBride.
Casey scored one of the greatest tries in Irish rugby history against England in an 18–5 rout at Twickenham in 1964. A move begun by débutante fly half Mike Gibson in their 22 was finished off by Casey. The game was one of the first ever rugby games captured by RTÉ television cameras. It is the largest win by any "Home Nation" team against England of all time in Twickenham.