Irish Independent Nov 5, 1931; QUB 13 - UCD 23

Sunday Times Dec 6, 1931; Aldershot Services 6 - UCD 5

Daily Telegraph, The Times, News Cronicle, Irish Independent Dec 8, 1931; London Irish 5 - UCD 11

Irish Independent, Oct 17, 1932; Collegians 11 - UCD 5

Press reports Nov 3, 1932; UCC 17 - UCD 13 and Dolphin nil - UCD 33.

Photo 1st XV 1931/2/3 ( move from Tours)

Press reports Feb, 1933 including Cup campaign - defeated in final by Lansdowne (4-6) (move from Tours)

Evening Herald Nov 2, 1933 Cork Con 6 - UCD 6 and reference to "A Big Tour" to play Glasgow University Nov 8, London University Nov 10 and St.Barts Hospital Nov 11.  Times Nov 11,1933 , London University 5 - UCD 26; Sunday Express Nov 12 and Times Nov 13 Barts 0 - UCD 0.

Insert here 1952 tour press reports

1952 Photo of team on tarmac about to board Aer Lingus flight & Tour Party Names

HC papers - UCD Exciting Draw - Devonport 6 - 6.and team lists

Irish Press Nov 25, 1956 - UCD HELD OUT -  Aldershot Services 3 - UCD 8.


TOURING PARTY PHOTO - Colours Programme 1981

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  • September 10th      Boston Rugby Club                                   Boston
  • September 13th      Detroit Rugby Club                                   Detroit
  • September 17th      Chicago Lions                                           Chicago
  • September 21st      Mid West Under 23's                                 Chicago
  • September 24th      Combined South East/Ohio select side    Cincinatti

Tour Programme

THE TOURING PARTY-link to pen pictures from touring programme:

Finbar Costello (President), Patrick White (Manager), Kevin Mays (Coach), Leo Flanagan (Past President), Barry O'Brien (Captain), Patrick Curran (Vice-captain), David Webb (Flanker), T. Keane (Flanker), John Duffy (Out-half), Philip McDonnell (Scrum-half), Sean Beverland (Prop), Charles Pollard (Prop),

Tim O'Hanrahann (Lock), D Moore (Wing), Philip Ennis (Wing), Kevin Lynch (Hooker), Adrian O'Connor (Centre), Eoin Halpin (Scrum-half), Edward Kelly (Centre), Eugene Dempsey (Centre), Peter Norton (Centre), Pat Kenny (No.8), Harry Harbison (Hooker), Brendan Mays (Lock),

Kevin McGrath (No.8), Peter Lynch (Flanker), Paul Meehan (Out-half), Pat Hinckson (Full back), John Leech (Flanker).

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Official Tour Party Photo

Squad Photo in Belfield prior to Tour

KANGAROO TOUR PARTY - including link to pen pictures:



Brian Keogh (President), Ed Thornton (Coach), Willie P. Burns (Hooker/Scrum Half), David Brophy (Wing), Bobby Byrne (Prop), Mark Barr (No.8), John Colclough (2nd Row), Ray Carroll (Wing forward/No.8),073.jpg Thumbnail0

Paul Coghlan (Wing-Forward), Colum Dunne (Out Half/Full Back), John Gardiner (Full Back), Mark Connolly (Loose Head Prop), Stephen Flood (Prop.), Paul McLoughlin (2nd Row/Winger), Declan Gardiner (No. 8), Paul Meehan (Centre/Wing), Cathal McGrath (Centre),

Derek McGrath (Wing-forward), John Mulhall (Out-half/Centre), Brian O'Sullivan (2nd Row), Bobby O'Brien (Scrum half), Sean O'Beirne (Scrum Half), Brian Sweeney (Wing), John Spain, David Webb (Mid forward), Brian Whelan (Scrum half/Out half/Centre/Wing).



  • July 21st      Australian National University        Canberra
  • July 25th      University of Newcastle                 Newcastle
  • July 28th      AUSTRALIA V NEW ZEALAND    Sydney
  • July 29th      Sydney University                          Sydney
  • August 1st    University of New England            Armidale
  • August 4th    AUSTRALIA V NEW ZEALAND    Brisbane
  • August 5th    University of Queensland              Brisbane

Managers Report

UCD RFC Australian Tour July/August  1984 by Mark Barr - 2003/04 Club Programme

A TRIP "DOWN UNDER": UCD on Tour in Australia in 1984 by John Gardiner (captain) -  2011/12 Club Programme

SUCCESSFUL UCD TOUR OF AUSTRALIA by a Special Correspondent, Irish Rugby Review, November 1984

A TOUR REPORT by Leo Flanagan "UCD Travelling Alicadoo"

Insert here - Tour Summary by Jim O'Callaghan - Club Programme 1989/90

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