University College Dublin R.F.C.

Rugby team
teamname = UCD Rugby Club


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union = IRFU
Leinster
fullname = University College Dublin Rugby Football Club
nickname = Collidge
shortname = UCD
country

countryflagvar = rugby
founded = 1910
region = Dublin
ground = UCD Bowl
capacity = 3,000
chairman = Billy Murphy
president = David Bergin
captain = Michael Hastings
coach = Bobby Byrne
url = www.ucdrugby.com
league = AIB League
season = 2006-07
position = 12th
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University College Dublin Rugby Football Club is the rugby union club of University College Dublin, based in Dublin, Ireland. They play their home games at UCD Bowl. The club was founded in 1910 and they won their first trophy, the Leinster Junior Challenge Cup, in 1914. In 1924 they won their first Leinster Club Senior Cup. Since 1952 they have also played an annual challenge game, the Colours Match against their rivals Dublin University. In 1993 when the AIB League was expanded to four divisions to include forty six senior clubs, UCD and four other university clubs joined the league. In 2001 UCD won the AIB League Division 2 title, gaining promote to Division 1. They have continued to play in the same division since. They were the first Irish university rugby club to play in AIB League top division [ [http://www.ucdrugby.com/Down_Through_the_Years/Default.49.html www.ucdrugby.com] ] [ [http://www.irishrugby.ie/6855_11127.php www.irishrugby.ie] ] .

Notable Players

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In 1920 Andy Courtney became the first UCD player to be capped for Ireland [ [http://www.ucdrugby.com/Down_Through_the_Years/Default.49.html www.ucdrugby.com] ] [ [http://www.irishrugby.ie/227_7678.php?player=23726&includeref=dynamic www.irishrugby.ie] ] . The following UCD players also represented Ireland at full international level.

"See also cat|University College Dublin R.F.C. players"

Honours

*AIB Division Two
**"Winners": 2000-01: 1
*AIB Division Three
**"Winners": 1993-94, 1998-99: 2
* Leinster Club Senior Cup
**"Winners": 1924, 1938, 1948, 1963, 1964, 1970, 1977: 7
**"Runners Up" : 1914, 1921, 1923, 1925, 1926, 1943, 1944, 1946, 1961, 1967, 1968 , 1971, 1972, 1978, 1984: 15
*Metropolitan Cup
**"Winners": 1922, 1925, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1942, 1955, 1957, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1969, 1972, 1974: 14
**"Runners Up" : 1987: 1
*Leinster Junior Challenge Cup
**"Winners": 1914: 1
*The Colours Match
**"Winners": 1953, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008: 33

2007-08 AIB League Results

56th Colours Match

References


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