Patrick Casey (rugby union)

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Patrick Casey
Full name Patrick Joseph Casey
Date of birth (1941-08-04) August 4, 1941 (age 75)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
University University College Dublin
Occupation(s) Rugby Union player
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Lansdowne Football Club
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
  Ireland 12(9 points, 3 tries) (9 points, 3 tries)

Patrick Joseph Casey (born August 4, 1941, Dublin, Ireland), commonly called Pat Casey, was an Ireland rugby union player.

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[1]) 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.[2][3]

Casey also scored a try for Leinster in the same year versus the All Blacks in an 11–8 defeat. A 40-yard interception almost made history for the Irish province.[4]