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]

  • League Section B (1) 1989
  • Smithwicks Floodlit Cup (2) 1993, 1997
  • Castle Trophy (2) 1978, 1983
  • Bateman Cup (1) 1939

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

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 Pennent (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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