The Dublin Hospitals Rugby Cup – the oldest trophy in world rugby
The curtains may have closed on the Rugby World Cup 2007, but one Dublin rugby institution continued to excite players and fans. The final of the Dublin Hospitals Rugby Cup 2007 took place under floodlights on Friday December 21.
The Dublin Hospitals Rugby Cup was established in 1881 by a group of surgeons and physicians from Dublin hospitals. The prime motivator for the inauguration of the competition was Dr Frank Cassidy of the Richmond Hospital. A meeting of interested surgeons and physicians in hospitals associated with Trinity and the Royal College was held in Lawrence’s of Grafton Street on January 19, 1881. The treasurer’s report for the season 1881-1882 clearly shows that surgeons and physicians supported the venture by each contributing the princely sum of £1 towards its establishment.
CommentsThe original article is available at http://www.rcsismj.com/ Part of the RCSIsmj collection 2007-8 https://doi.org/10.25419/rcsi.c.6655157.v1
Published CitationO’Halloran P. The Dublin Hospitals Rugby Cup – the oldest trophy in world rugby. RCSIsmj. 2008;1(1):10-11
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