Hall of Fame

  • Fergus Aherne

    Having started his rugby career with U.C.C he played one season with Dolphin before joining Lansdowne in 1988 and gained his first cap against England in the Millennium match at Twickenham in April 1988.…  
  • D.T. Arnott

    He appears on the first Lansdowne team ever recorded in the 1872/’73 season as a wing and also played in succeeding seasons up to 1875/’76 when he captained the Club this time as scrum half. …  
  • J.C. Bagot

    Joined the Club in the 1874/’75 season and had a long and fruitful career up to his retirement in 1883.  He captained the Club in the 1880/1881 season, the year that Wanderers moved to Lansdowne…  
  • Aidan Bailey

    Aidan H Bailey went to secondary school at Presentation College Bray and Joined Lansdowne Rugby Club in the 1932/33 season when he won a Leinster Senior Cup medal. He won his first cap for Ireland…  
  • A. Barr

    It appears he played for Lansdowne in the seasons 1895/’96 to 1898/’99 when he won his first two caps against Wales and Scotland and when he played scrum half to a very experienced and long…  
  • Vincent Becker

    Learned his rugby initially at school in Gonzaga College and Mungret College and played for Munster School’s team. Joined Lansdowne in 1966 where he had a long and fruitful career on the 1st XV winning…  
  • Patrick Berkery

    The 625th man to pull on the green jersey of Ireland, Paddy Berkery was capped from full back eleven times for his country between 1954 and 1958. Paddy was particularly well known for his bravery under…  
  • Barry Bresnihan

    Barry was the first international to emerge from the Gonzaga College rugby academy. He attended University College Dublin where he studied medicine. He played rugby for UCD, Lansdowne and subsequently…  
  • A.A. Brunker

    Joined Lansdowne in the 1892/’93 season and gained his two caps in 1895.  He formed a useful front row partnership with his brother E.G. Brunker and retired after 8 seasons on the First XV in…  
  • L.Q. Bulger

    Joined Lansdowne in 1896 and played wing and centre on the First XV and gained 5 of his 8 caps with Lansdowne between 1896 and 1898 as a winger.  He scored 2 tries, 2 penalties and 2 conversions for…  
  • M.J. Bulger

    Joined Lansdowne in 1885 and played on the First XV until 1892.  During his time on the Firsts the team was captained in six consecutive years by the famous R.G. Warren (an all time record in the…  
  • J.J.D. (Seamus) Byrne

    A product of the Newbridge College nursery where he also showed great promise as an athlete where he won Leinster Schools titles in the 100 and 200 yards. He joined Lansdowne in 1951 and was part of Conor…  
  • Colm Callan

    Colm joined the Club in the early 1940’s and was an abrasive and uncompromising player.  Although he did not win any medals with Lansdowne due to the exploits of a great Belvedere team of that era…  
  • Donal Canniffe

    Commenced his rugby career with Cork Con where he won several Munster Cup medals before moving to Lansdowne where he made a huge contribution to the First XV which he captained in 1976/77. He won Leinster…  
  • Ray Carroll

    His rugby career began at Castleknock College where he captained the Leinster Schools senior cup winning team of 1944.  On joining Lansdowne in 1945 he quickly made the First XV which he captained…  
  • Pat Casey

    Educated at CBC Monkstown and joined Lansdowne in 1959 where he immediately fought his way into the 1st XV. He decamped to University College Dublin to pursue a career in accountancy in 1961 where he won…  
  • Tom Clancy

    Tom went to school at De La Salle College Churchtown, Dublin which also produced another Lansdowne and Ireland prop, Des Fitzgerald. On leaving school he initially joined Old Belvedere and was selected…  
  • Jack Coffey

    Jack Coffey’s international career spanned from 1899 to 1910 during which he was capped on 19 occasions, a tremendous testimony to his talent and durability. He was captain of the Lansdowne team…  
  • Paul Collins

    Joined Lansdowne in 1986 having previously played with UCC and having been in school at C.B.C. (Cork) in company with Fergus Aherne, a fellow International and Lansdowne captain.  He was part of the…  
  • Felipe Contepomi

    Felipe comes from a strong rugby family and attended a Christian Brothers school in Buenos Aires where rugby was the main sport. Following a couple of seasons with Bristol in the Zurich Premiership Felipe…  
  • H.G. Cook

    The Lansdowne records indicate that he played just one season with the Club in 1883/’84 when he won his only cap.  He may have played with Trinity prior or subsequent to this as there was an…  
  • Reggie Corrigan

    Schooled in Pres Bray Co. Wicklow where he was introduced to rugby. He was involved in many other sports such as Gaelic, hurling and soccer. He joined Greystones RFC after school where he won 36 of his…  
  • Ernie Crawford

    Ernie Crawford coming back from the First World War was of a new generation. He was original in that, whilst still playing he involved himself in the politics of rugby administration particularly in his…  
  • A.P. Cronin

    He first played at wing for Lansdowne in the 1872/’73 season and gained his first cap against England as a centre in 1875 at the Kennington Oval in the very first International between the two countries…  
  • Morgan Crowe

    He first played for Lansdowne in 1927/28. He was a strong running centre and continued his career with Lansdowne up to 1935/36. He was a member of the famous Lansdowne team which won 6 Leinster…  
  • Willie Cunningham

    Willie Cunningham, a product of Belvedere College, won eight Irish caps at scrum half, 1920-23. Elected captain of Lansdowne for the 1923/24 season, he emigrated to South Africa and set up practice…  
  • Gordon D’Arcy

    Gordon began his career as a full back, moved to the wing for Leinster and is now an international outside centre. He won his first senior international cap against Romania in the 1998 World Cup. Darcy…  
  • Phil Danaher

    Phil joined Lansdowne straight from school and quickly made his mark on the First XV as a full back/ centre. He showed great promise and soon played for Munster and Ireland. He won 3 caps whilst with…  
  • F.E. Davies

    He joined Lansdowne in the 1986/’87 season and played in the centre initially and had an unbroken run with the First XV until the 1893/.94 seasons and won a Leinster Senior Cup medal in 1891.…  
  • Eugene Davy

    He joined Lansdowne in the 1926/27 season having already gained 5 Irish caps with UCD and rendered great service to the club for some 9 seasons. His arrival at Landsdowne was the start of a golden…  
  • Gerald Doran

    Joined Landsdowne in 1896 and up to his retirement in 1907, played in 12 consecutive seasons on the 1st XV which he captained in the 1898/99 season. He was very versatile and played at full back, centre…  
  • B.R.W. Doran

    He joined Lansdowne in 1897 and played continuously on the First XV at centre till his retirement in 1905.  He captained the Club in he 1900/’01 season when the Leinster Senior Cup and he also…  
  • E.F. Doran

    He joined Lansdowne in the 1887/’88 season and continued on the First XV from then until 1891 and although he played in the front row and the second row for Lansdowne, he gained his two caps for…  
  • Alan Duggan

    He was educated in Castleknock College where he won a Senior School’s medal. He was a talented athlete in school and won the Leinster Senior School’s 100 yards hurdles and in the process creating a…  
  • Fergus Dunlea

    Fergus learned his rugby initially at Belvedere College Dublin and joined Trinity College after school with whom he played for 6 seasons whilst qualifying as a Dental Surgeon. He represented the Irish…  
  • Mick Dunne

    Mick Dunne from Co. Meath won 16 caps in the Irish second-row and was a Lion’s tourist in 1930. Educated at Castleknock College, he graduated from TCD and became a solicitor with the Hibernian Bank.…  
  • T. Edwards

    He joined Lansdowne in the 1887/’88 season as a full back and continued on the First XV at wing and centre till 1893, winning a Leinster Senior Cup medal in 1891.  
  • Eric Elwood

    Educated at St. Ignatius College, Galway, after which he played with Galwegians and moved to Lansdowne in 1991 and went on to gain 23 caps with Lansdowne and 12 whilst with Galwegians. He was a constant…  
  • Mick English

    Mick learned his rugby at Rockwell College where he also played Hurling and Gaelic Football. By the time he arrived in Lansdowne in 1962 he had represented Munster, won 11 Irish caps with Limerick Bohemians…  
  • Noel Feddis

    Started his rugby career with Pres. Glasthule and C.B.C. Monkstown and thence to UCD where he formed part of a potent back row with the famous Kavanagh brothers, Ronnie and Paddy, all of whom played for…  
  • Con Feighery

    Con was educated at Castleknock College and University College Dublin where he graduated as a medical doctor. He then joined Lansdowne where he gained his Irish caps. He also played for Leinster on many…  
  • Des Fitzgerald

    Des, a De La Salle Churchtown and TCD educated prop forward won 34 caps in the Irish front row, 1984-92, and was an Irish Universities heavyweight boxing champion. Unquestionably the strongest scrummager…  
  • A.E. Freear

    His first season with the Club was in 1894/’95 as a centre on the First XV and he subsequently played on the wing and won his first cap against England at Lansdowne Road in 1901 in company with his…  
  • Gabriel Fulcher

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  • Michael Gibson

    Michael Edward Gibson was educated at St. Andrews College, Dublin and Trinity College before joining Lansdowne where he won 5 of his 10 Irish caps. The other 5 were gained while with Cork Con and London…  
  • Brian Glennon

    Brian’s only cap came against France when he came on as a replacement. In all he subbed for Ireland on 4 occasions (at a time when subs could only replace injured players) and would surely have won…  
  • A.J. Hamilton

    First played for Lansdowne in the 1883/’84 season when he won his cap for Ireland against Wales at Cardiff Arms Park which Ireland lost 6 – 0.  It appears that two Newport players actually…  
  • G.J. Heneberry

    He played full back for Lansdowne between 1906 and 1910 which was a rather bleak period for the Club in so far as winning trophies was concerned.  His first 3 caps for Ireland were very rewarding…  
  • D.J. (Don) Hingerty

    Don joined Lansdowne in 1943/’44 having played for UCD from where he graduated with a degree in Physics/Chemistry/Biology.  He also spent some time in Canada where he played Canadian…  
  • Shane Horgan

    Shane Horgan was born in Drogheda and educated at St. Marys, Drogheda. In November 96 he made his Ireland Youths debut against Spain. In all he played five times at that level. Meath minor footballer and…  
  • Harry Jack

    Harry attended UCC before joining Lansdowne where he won his first two caps against Scotland and Wales in 1914 just before the start of the First World War during which Internationals were suspended until…  
  • J.S. Jameson

    First played for Lansdowne in the season 1885/’86 and was a very versatile forward playing from time to time in the front row, second and back rows.  He had a long and fruitful career with the…  
  • T.R. Johnson-Smyth

    The records indicate that he appears to have played only one season with the Club which coincided with his one cap for Ireland against England at Lansdowne Road on the 6/2/1882, a game that ended…  
  • Moss Keane

    Former Lions, Ireland and Munster lock Moss Keane started as a Gaelic Footballer for University College Cork, winning a number of medals in that sport before deciding to try his hand at rugby. His raw…  
  • Seamus Kelly

    Seamus played on Lansdowne’s First XV from 1950 to 1961 and he captained the Club in the 1959/’60 season. He was a great servant to Lansdowne driving up from Wexford for the Saturday match and…  
  • F.W. Kidd

    F.W. Kidd appears in the very first recorded team in the Lansdowne records in the season 1872/’73 and played on the First XV up to 1879/’80 on a regular basis and featured as both a wing and…  
  • David Kiely

    Joined the Club in the 1961/’62 season.  He had previously played several seasons with University College Cork where he studied medicine and spent some time in the USA and England pursuing his…  
  • Michael Kiernan

    Mick “The Kick” Kiernan was Ireland’s Triple Crown hero in 1985 when he dropped the goal to win the match that sealed Ireland’s Triple Crown. Mick won 7 of his 43 caps while playing centre with…  
  • H.J.B. Knox

    First played for Lansdowne in the 1905/’06 season gaining 6 of his 10 caps with the Club, his final one against Scotland on 29/2/1908 before finishing with Lansdowne in 1909.  He had…  
  • Ham Lambert

    Ham Lambert is one of the few sportsmen to have represented Ireland at both Cricket and Rugby. Ham’s international rugby career was brief, with just two Ireland appearances, both in the centre, and…  
  • Victor Le Fanu

    Victor Le Fanu was captain of the first Lansdowne team to win the Leinster Senior Cup in 1891. He played 11 times for Ireland and was captain on 3 occasions. It is claimed that he would have won more caps,…  
  • Ned Lightfoot

    Ned’s first season on the Lansdowne 1st XV was in 1926 at the age of 19 and he continued on unbroken run on the firsts for 9 seasons until 1934/35 when he captained the team. This was a golden era…  
  • Leo Lynch

    Learned his rugby at Castleknock College and joined the Club in 1949 having meantime played for Trinity College.  He won Leinster Senior Cup medals in 1949, 1950 and 1953 and captained the Club in…  
  • Noel Mannion

    Noel was educated at Garbally College, Ballinasloe and represented Connaught at schools and under 20’s level. He initially played for Corinthians where he gained 11 of his caps and was the first player…  
  • J.W. McConnell

    Joined Lansdowne in the season 1912/1913 and won his only cap that season against Scotland.  The outbreak of the First World War in 1914 and which finished in 1919 prevented him from gaining further…  
  • Aidan McCullen

    Hailing from Gormanston Co.Meath and educated in Castleknock College, Aidan won his first Irish cap on tour with Ireland against Western Samoa in 2003. Aidan spent 5 seasons as a professional rugby player…  
  • Barry McGann

    He was educated at Presentation Brothers in Cork and was capped at under 18 levels at soccer for Ireland when he played against Holland which included the young Johan Cryffe. The imagination runs riot…  
  • Sean McHale

    Sean McHale won four Connacht Senior Cup Medals with Galwegians as a wing-forward. He later adopted Leinster as his province, and, as a prop forward earned 6 Leinster and 12 Irish caps between 1964 and…  
  • Angus McKeen

    Angus fulfilled his rugby ambition when he won an international cap for Ireland against Romania in the 1999 World Cup. Angus was the first Lansdowne player to reach the 100 AIL match milestone. In total…  
  • Kurt McQuilkin

    The Irish man with a funny accent, Kurt originally hails from New Zealand and whilst travelling the world playing rugby he eventually settled in Ireland where he made a name for himself as a hard running…  
  • R.W Moroney

    Rory was a product of Clongowes Wood College and College of Marketing in Dublin. He joined Lansdowne in 1977/78 and won Leinster Senior Cup medals in 1980 and Leinster Senior Cup and League medals…  
  • Con Murphy

    The great Con Murphy is the only player to represent Ireland both before and after the Second World War. Con was captain of the famous Irish team which defeated England 22-0 in the first official post-war…  
  • David O’Mahony

    Learned his rugby at CBC Cork where he won a senior cup medal in 1988. Subsequently played with UCC and Oxford University where he won his ‘Blue’ in 1992. He also played with Cork Con for a season…  
  • Darragh O’Mahony

    Darragh earned his first International cap playing alongside fellow Lansdowne man David O’Mahony against Italy in 1998. He was a member of the Ireland squad that reached the quarter-finals of the…  
  • Conor O’Shea

    Conor began his rugby career at Terenure College. He is the son of a famous Kerry Gaelic footballer from whom he clearly inherited his kicking and ball handling skills. On leaving Terenure College he joined…  
  • W.J O’Connell

    Bill O’Connell was one of the many players from Limerick who made their way to Lansdowne which he joined in 1952. He was a big athletic player with good ball skills and a top class lineout specialist.…  
  • P.J O’Connor

    He first featured for the club in the 1884/85 season and played on the 1st XV until 1888. In winning his first cap he was joined on that Irish team by a famous Lansdowne player R.G Warren who captained…  
  • Michael O’Flanagan

    Michael O’Flanagan played with Lansdowne from 1943. He was a very talented footballer who also played soccer for Ireland together with his brother, Kevin O’Flanagan. Kevin was a dual soccer and rugby…  
  • T. O Pike

    First played for the club in 1922/23 season as a back row forward and subsequently played at front row. He captained the club in 1926/27 and completed his career with the club in the 1930/31…  
  • Victor Pike

    Victor joined Lansdowne in the 1930/31 season where his brother T.O Pike was already established and gained 7 caps between then and 1932 was front row and hooker. He won 6 further caps outside Lansdowne…  
  • Noel Purcell

    Noel Mary Purcell is the only Irish international rugby player to win an Olympic gold medal, which he did as a member of the British waterpolo team in Antwerp in 1920. In those days, before the emergence…  
  • Michael Quinn

    He was educated at Newbridge College he won a Leinster Senior schools medal in 1970 beating a much fancied Blackrock College soundly and to which Michael made a big contribution with his deadly place kicking.…  
  • G.F Reidy

    Gerard Reidy hailed from Cork and played for Lansdowne in the season of 1952/53 with such notables as Paddy Berkery, Seamus Byrne, Leo Lynch, Bill O’Connell and Seamus Kelly (all played for Ireland)…  
  • Robin Roe

    Robin Roe graduated from The King’s hospital and TCD and had been ordained a Church of Ireland clergyman before he arrived at Lansdowne in 1954. Injured for most of the 1955 Lions tour, the “reverend…  
  • J.P Ross

    He played for the club for 2 seasons between 1884 and 1886. His first cap against England at Manchester resulted in a loss 6-3 and unfortunately the trend continued during the remainder of his 4 caps.…  
  • W.G Rutherford

    First played for the club in the 1884 season when he also gained his first cap against England at Lansdowne Road on the 4/2/1884 and a further 2 caps against Scotland on 16/2/1984 and England…  
  • H.J.M Sayers

    Mike Sayers played for Bereshot Seranas as well as for Lansdowne. He played his first game in 1935, one of 4 new caps. The famous Gerry Morgan was at scrum half partnered at out half by another Lansdowne…  
  • George Seriven

    Played regularly for Lansdowne in 1875 and 1876 but at that time the demarcation line between Lansdowne and Trinity College was somewhat nebulous and he appears to have played with both clubs from time…  
  • John Sexton

    John was educated at Moyle Park School Dublin and Trinity College where he played rugby with Hugo McNeill, Paul Church and Brendan Mullen and was an Irish Universities player from 1984-88 and during this…  
  • T. Shanahan

    Joined Lansdowne in 1883 and played regularly on the 1st IX until his retirement in 1888. His first cap against England was lost at Manchester 6-3 but he had better luck against Wales at Lansdowne Road…  
  • Michael Sherry

    He was educated at Cistercian College Roscrea where he learned his early rugby. He also dabbled in athletics and won the Irish Senior schools high hurdles in 1969. After school he joined UCD from which…  
  • R.E Smith

    Played for Lansdowne 1st XV in the seasons 1889/90, 1890/1891 and 1892/ 93. He appears to have been a versatile player equally at home in the front and second rows and was capped at second…  
  • Richard Spring

    Richard (Dick) Spring was born on August 29, 1950 in Tralee, County Kerry. He was the son of Dan Spring, also a TD. He was educated in County Tipperary, at Trinity College, Dublin and King’s Inns.…  
  • Donal Spring

    He was educated at Roscrea College and Trinity College Dublin, which he captained to a Leinster senior cup win and where he won 6 of his seven caps. Graduated as a solicitor and joined Lansdowne where…  
  • J.S Synge

    Had a very short career with Lansdowne but won a Leinster Senior Cup medal in 1928 with a Lansdowne team containing an International back line of Crawford, Arigho, Crowe, Sarsfield Hogan, Lightfoot and…  
  • Vesey Boyle

    Originally with Trinity College where he accumulated eight of his caps, he then joined Lansdowne where he got his first cap in 1939 against Wales. He was a fine young three quarter and got a Lions tour…  
  • R.G Warren

    He first captained Lansdowne in the 1884/85 season and subsequently 5 times between 1895 and 1900, a club record. He won a Leinster Senior Cup medal in his final season with Lansdowne in 1891. He was…  
  • Gordon Wood

    Gordon (father of more recent Ireland captain Keith Wood) was educated at Crescent College Limerick and joined Garryowen on leaving school. He captained Garryowen in 1954/55, 1957/58 and 1958/59…