• tony-guinness-award-main Tony Smeeth Honoured at Rugby Writers’ AwardsDUFC coach Tony Smeeth almost didn’t make it to the awards ceremony last Tuesday – because it clashed with training. But a Superman-esque change followed by a quick sprint to the venue meant that he made it on time to receive his latest accolade. On this occasion the honour was from the Guinness Rugby Writers

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  • irfuraffle2016_2 IRFU PRIZE DRAW ….100% TICKET SALES FOR DUFC!! BUY HERE…The “Your Club Your Country” Draw enters its 5th year having raised over €1.8million for Clubs by allowing EACH CLUB TO RETAIN 100% OF TICKETS SOLD. See HERE for Draw prizes and ticket purchase http://dufc.ie/product/irfu-your-club-your-country-draw/ or go to “Shop” tab at the top of the Home page and click “Events” PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR CLUB…
  • UCD 1st PRE AIL LUNCH of the season BOOK NOW – click here for detailsOur first pre AIL 1A  lunch of the season is 24 September when we entertain UCD….our speaker is Hugo MacNeill…its sure to be popular BOOK NOW here http://dufc.ie/product/ail-lunch-24-september-d-u-f-c-v-ucd-rfc/
  • TONYsurveyingCParktext PRE SEASON TRAINING – COME AND JOIN INTraining starts Tuesday 2nd August @ 6.30pm at Blackrock College and thereafter on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at same time and venue. Pre season training “camp” week begins on Monday 15 August – 10am in College Park and 6.30pm in Blackrock School each day For more details contact Tony Smeeth, Director of Rugby – smeetht@tcd.ie /

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  • 1st XV MANAGER NEEDED – this is a rare and exciting opportunity to become involved with TRINITY RUGBY and All Ireland League 1A D.U.F.C. / Trinity Rugby – “a unique University rugby experience” OPPORTUNITY  –   1ST XV MANAGER  In essence, the role is a support one but will provide the needed professional back-up to our 1st XV squad and coaches on match days and at training as they meet the challenge of All Ireland League 1A competition.

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  • Trinity_Rugby_Web APPOINTMENT OF STUDENT OFFICERS – SEASON 2016/17APPOINTMENT OF STUDENT OFFICERS – SEASON 2016/17 Dublin University Football Club (“D.U.F.C.”) is the oldest rugby club in the world in continuous existence and the home of “Trinity Rugby”. It competes in the All Ireland League 1A, fields 7 teams (6 mens and 1 ladies) and has a strategic objective of maintaining its status as

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  • 11248151_981777751914212_2133385109722592351_n PROMOTION TO AIL 1A PLAY-OFF SEMI FINALPROMOTION TO AIL 1A PLAY-OFF SEMI FINAL v BALLYMENA RFC THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 23  KO 2.30PM COLLEGE PARK PLEASE COME AND SUPPORT ** CASUAL LUNCH IN PAV FROM 12.30pm** NO BOOKING REQUIRED
  • 7df23781-6d8a-460c-9487-3e22277b004c Special Contribution to College Sport – Tony Smeeth, DUFCTonight Trinity Sport acknowledges and honours the contribution of Tony Smeeth to the development of College rugby. Tony was born in England and educated at St Mary’s Church of England School in Puddletown, Dorset. He played rugby for St Mary’s Puddletown, Puddletown RFC, Exeter RFC and County rugby with Dorset and Wiltshire. Tony came to

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  • Mary's Game Ulster Bank League Live: St. Mary’s College v TrinityTrinity 1st XV take on St. Mary’s College Friday April 1st in Templeville Road KO 7.30pm. Trinity need to win to stay in the hunt for automatic promotion. All Support Welcome. For those that can’t make the game it will be shown live on the Irish Rugby website. Please see below. #RollTideRoll Reproduced from irishrugby.ie

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  • 10930086_799477056810950_8019043396881790707_n Pre Colours MealThe Pre Colours meal starts with drinks at 5pm for dinner at 5.30pm in the dining hall (not the Pav)! This is a ticket only event and is SOLD OUT!!!
  • Screen Shot 2016-03-01 at 09.15.05 1st ever Colours match in College Park! Wednesday 23rd March. Please come and support”WEDNESDAY 23 MARCH, 2016  3PM                      Womens’ Colours match, College Park  5PM for 5.30PM   Colours “Lunch”, Commons Dining Hall7.30PM                 Mens Colours Match, College ParkAfter match           Pavilion entrance by invitation only Lincolns’ Inn

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  • Screen Shot 2016-02-24 at 17.12.51 David Fitzgerald (DUFC 1979 – 83)Those of us fortunate enough to enter Trinity in 1979 were met at an early session by a large moustached youth in a Munster school’s jersey. Although we weren’t to know it at the time, we would spend a considerable amount of time with him on and off the pitch during the next few years

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  • 12650219_10208393920903381_1785729681_n-2 James Bollard Chosen for Irish U20sCongratulations to Senior Freshman James Bollard on his selection for the Irish U20s Six Nations Squad 2016. He’s been a key member of the Under 20 Premier squad for the past season and half and the call up is thoroughly deserved.    
  • CZUx55BWQAECb9u Irish Clubs Squad AnnouncedCongratulations to Angus Lloyd, Conor Kearns, Jack McDermott and Brian du Toit on their selection for the Irish Clubs XV – well merited for some fantastic rugby this season. This is the highest number of players D.U.F.C. has had recognised in this way and reflects not only the quality of rugby being produced by the whole

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  • PenguinPPT “A unique university rugby experience” -TRINITY PENGUINS !In the off season Paddy Lavelle, Brian Du Toit and Richie Halpin (above) were selected for a tour to Germany by the Penguin International Rugby Football team. We wondered how they got on: Q: What is “Penguins Rugby”?  A: Penguins is an invitational team comprised of players from across the UK and Ireland. Predominantly based on

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  • usavsamoa2015-lavalla-barpal Former Club Captain Scott LaValla RetiresUSA flanker Scott LaValla has confirmed that he is retiring from international and professional rugby. LaValla was the subject of some rumors about his retirement from the game earlier in the year due to a couple of quasi-humorous interviews given by his teamates at his pro club, Stade Francais. But it’s not clear if those

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  • Niyidive Trinity Rugby Academy- Alumni SuccessMAN OF THE MATCH! (Connacht v Brive) Trinity Alumni Niyi Adeolokun off the back of scoring a try in Connacht’s opening European game of the season in Russia was named man of the match against Brive over the weekend. See below for post math interview. USA RUGBY DEVELOPMENT SELECTION Also congratulations to Cameron Falcon (Trinity

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  • IMG_0015 World Cup Saturday a Great SuccessThe World Cup Saturday lunch was a great success, with the attendees being enthralled by the wonderful mixture of rugby wisdom, wit, anecdotes and memories shared with us by Roly Meates. Along with the First XV winning their game 26-12 against a tough Belfast Harlequins side.  
  • 12096171_882376318521023_6830190633918877125_n Commitment, Camaraderie and CompetitivenessThe Triad that Makes DUFC a Force in Irish Rugby In the centre of College lies their home turf, their wall of honour greets you as you walk into the Pav and the scattered black and red hoodies and gear bags mingle in with the Arts and Hamilton building rushes. Although you may not even

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  • unnamed IRISH UNIVERSITIES RUGBY UNION – ‘FESTIVAL OF RUGBY’The Irish Universities Rugby Union (IURU) is hosting its annual Festival of Rugby on Saturday 24th October in Terenure RFC in association with the Maxol Group and Quilter Cheviot Investment Management. For the first time, all four rugby intervarsity competitions will be played on the one day. With 22 teams and 550 players participating, the

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  • 12112128_915445345176957_127586379409130935_n Patrick Finlay elected to DUCACCongratulations Patrick Finlay on being elected as a Club Rep on the DUCAC Executive.
  • Meates Lunch Speakers AnnouncedAIL LUNCH SPEAKERS 31 OCTOBER 2015 – D.U.F.C. v B. Harlequins ROLY MEATES Roly studied dentistry at Trinity, where he won Colours for 3 years and was a member of the Trinity team which won the Leinster Cup in 1960. After leaving College he went on to play prop for Wanderers and Leinster. He was

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  • CPnKM-cWwAEeWIw Club Draw Results 2015January 1st Martin Hanratty €250 2nd Paul Clinch €150 3rd Ronan Browne €100 February 1st Sandra Fox €250 2nd Peter Gibson €150 3rd Rory McConn Walsh €100 March 1st Gerry Kelly €250 2nd Henry Saville €150 3rd Guy Johnston €100 April 1st Rob McGlynn €250 2nd Kevin O’Boyle €150 3rd Marjorie Neill €100 May 1st

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  • golf 8 DUFC GOLF CLASSICDUFC 10th Golf Classic took place on Thursday 25th June in Powerscourt Golf Club.  We had 25 Teams of 4 take part in a Shotgun Scramble.  A great fun day was had by all and unfortunately we had to let some teams down as any more and the course would have been too crowded.  

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  • scott-lavall-v3 Scott LaValla talks Trinity and beyondName: Scott LaValla TCD Qualifications: B.A. Philosophy and Political Science (2011) About: Scott, a native of Washington State in the USA, is a professional rugby player with Stade Français in Paris. Why did you choose to study Philosophy and Political Science at TCD? I chose to study Philosophy and Political Science because I thought both disciplines, and their study, offered

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  • michael Congratulations Michael CoghlanCONGRATLATIONS! D.U.F.C. Leinster Branch Representative Michael Coghlan elected to the IRFU Committee. He joins Peter Boyle in the IRFU.
  • Trinity_Rugby_Web TRINITY TEAMS compete in TWO FINALS this weekendDate:    Saturday 25th April 2015 O’Connor Cup Final DUFC Senior 4ths v  Old Wesley RFC Venue:  Merrion Road,  Time :    3.00p.m. kick off.   Date:     Sunday, 26th April 2015 Purcell Cup Final U20s Pennant v St. Marys RFC  Venue:   Old Belvedere, Anglesea Road Time:     3.00pm. Kick off   

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  • ian_hirst Ian Hirst signs with LeinsterCongratulations must go to Former Trinity loose-head prop Ian Hirst who has been handed his first professional contract with Leinster. “Hirsty” played five years with Trinity. The past two seasons he has been with Clontarf. Ian cut his teeth and learned his trade with Trinity. He is the second front row player from the 2012-13

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  • Sam Windsor Congratulations Sam WindsorWe are delighted to announce that former DUFC player Sam Windsor is joining Ulster next season on a one year deal. Sam spent the second half of the 2013/14 season with Leinster while also representing Trinity with great passion and distinction. He played a huge role in both the turnaround of that season for Trinity

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  • belfield-bowl U20s ALL IRELAND SEMI FINALU20s ALL IRELAND SEMI FINAL Event:   DUFC v UCD Date:     Monday 6th April (Easter Monday) Venue: Belfield Bowl Time:    2.30p.m. All Support Welcome Happy Easter!!!
  • trinity-rugby-logo Weekend’s Fixtures 28th/29th MarchSaturday: 1st XV AIL, Corinthians V Trinity at 2.30pm – Galway All Ireland U20s Quarter Final, Trinity U20s V Corinthians at 2.30pm in College Park. J3 Cup, Trinity V Wanderers – Santry 3pm. J4 Cup , Trinity V BGF Ravens – Away 3pm. Sunday Purcell Cup; Trinity U20s Pennant V UCD in College Park at

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  • Patrick Finlay Under 20s World Cup QualifiersTrinity had players on both sides of the U20s World Cup Qualifiers this week, between USA and Canada in Victoria BC. In the first of two games on Monday, which Canada won narrowly 24-23, Trinity U20s Dan Joyce started at scrum half. Due to his studies, Patrick Finlay who has been a regular on the

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  • usa_rugby_logo International Selections! – USA U20Congratulations to Oisin Brady and Ian Kinsley on their selection for the USA U20s…
  • German-Rugby International Selections! – German 7s SquadCongratulations to Seb Fromm on his selection for the German 7s squad for the World Rugby 7s series in Las Vegas February 13-15 www.usasevens.com
  • rugby-canada-logo International Selections! Canadian U20Congratulations to Paddy Finlay and Dan Joyce on their selection for the Canadian U20s…
  • Edward-Gibson Next Pre AIL Lunch – February 21st – SOLD OUT 2 weeks in advance!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 Irish, having moved residence in connection with his career with the Guinness Group. He played for Leinster many times

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  • Members’ Draw Results January 2015Results for the Monthly Members Draw for the past two months as follows: Congratulations to Lucky Winners! Remember! “If you are not in you cannot win” To become an 1854 member of DUFC please see the “Join The Club tab” (Or contact Kay Bowen, dufc@tcd.ie; (01) 8963468)

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Dublin University Football Club is the oldest club in the world in continuous existence. Football, which may have come to Ireland from Britain, was originally a peasant pastime based on the parish or village. It was unregulated and violent, and fatal accidents occurred during matches with alarming frequency. One challenge between neighbouring villages in Co. Derry read, ‘for the Late Sleepers to come over on [a certain Sunday] and kick the Early Risers’ - See more

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