University College Cork R.F.C.
|Full name||University College Cork Rugby Football Club|
|Ground(s)||The Mardyke (Capacity: 5,000)|
|President||Dr. David Corr|
|League(s)||All-Ireland League, 1B|
University College Cork Rugby Football Club is the rugby union team of University College Cork, based in Cork in the Republic of Ireland. They currently play in Division 1B of the All-Ireland League. Founded in 1872, they originally played as Queen’s College Cork, as UCC was then known. Recent successes include winning the All Ireland U-20 Championship in 2002. In the same year, they also reached the AIB League playoffs for the first time, narrowly missing out on promotion to Division 1. Leading players in that team included Denis Leamy, Stephen Keogh and Frank Murphy, all of whom went on to play for Munster.
- All-Ireland Cup
- 1935-36: 1
- Munster Senior League
- 1913, 1914, 1931, 1933. 1934, 1936, 1942 1943, 1945, 1950, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1974, 1978, 1981, 1985: 17
- Munster Senior Cup
- 1887, 1888, 1897, 1900, 1901, 1912, 1913, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1939, 1941, 1950, 1951, 1955, 1963, 1976, 1981: 18
- Munster Junior Cup
- 1921, 1933, 1950, 1953, 1963, 1967, 1969, 1975, 1977, 1979: 10
Notable former players
In 1879 Ashley Cummins became the first UCC player to represent Ireland. Since then at least 55 UCC players have played for the full national team. 34 of these played for Ireland while still playing for UCC. Donal Lenihan was the last UCC player to be capped by Ireland while still attached to the club.
British and Irish Lions
As well as representing Ireland, at least 9 UCC players also went on to represent the British and Irish Lions. At least two of these players, Mick Lane and Tom Kiernan, were still UCC players when they toured with the Lions.
- The Ireland Rugby Miscellany (2007): Ciaran Cronin