“THE 1854” – virtual clubhouse concept

There is great potential for increased engagement on both formal and informal levels and we are looking to develop an 1854 members’ “Virtual Clubhouse” framework that would facilitate both social and business networking and enable Trinity Rugby alumni and supporters to more easily engage with each other, with the Club and with the College.


  • 1854 Supporters “Virtual Clubhouse” – virtual online, use of College facilities and sponsor Lincoln’s Inn
  • 1854 Supporter events – 1854 Dinner; D.U.F.C. Golf Classic; Homecoming Saturdays etc
  • TCD Patron recognition events
  • Social networking – Facebook, Twitter
  • Business Networking – LinkedIn, Twitter
  • Ezines
  • Mentoring programme
  • Eligibility for International tickets
  • Participation in Monthly Club Draw
  • 10% discount on all club shop purchases

About Us

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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