The Dublin University Review Volume 1, Nos. 2-5

The Dublin University Review Volume 1, Nos. 2-5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...Appcndcd DUBLIN UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL CLUB. ON Saturday, February 28th, the D.U.F.C. played Monkstown in the first round of the Leinster Cup Competition, and won by one try to nil. It was thought that Monkstown would be very easily beaten, as they had only succeeded in drawing the Second Fifteen a week before, and their team had been made very little stronger in the interval. They played, however, with great pluck and determination, while the Trinity forwards seemed unable to get together, and of the backs Tillie was the only one who was in decent form. It is only fair to add that two tries were disallowed which, to the ordinary spectator, seemed to be quite fair. On Vednesday, March 4th, the Queen's College, Belfast, travelled down, and met Trinity in the College Park. The match was played in the middle of a stonn of rain, and the ground was a sea of mud. The result was a scoreless draw, Queen's College having touched down twice. The game was, of course, entirely a forward one; and here Trinity showed a marked improvement on the play in the Monkstown match, for they were more than equal to the Queen's College forwards, who are supposed to be the strongest in the North of Ireland. Of the backs, Walpole, and of the forwards, Lyle, were especially remarkable for good play. On Wednesday, March I I th, Trinity played Lansdowne in the College Park, and won after a fast game, by a goal and a try to nil. There was a special interest attached to this match, as Lansdowne had been put out of the Leinster Cup Competition by the Wanderers, and consequently, Trinity would have no opportunity of trying conclusions with them except in this match. Greene got the first try at the beginning of the first half, after getting the ball from a...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236830350
  • 9781236830357