7 January 2014
This was proven by winning a 3rd A Leinster Branch League (J3) in 1967, when the club was only two years old! This instant success helped the club grow to become the strongest Junior club in the metropolitan region fielding 6 Adult teams and two Under 19 sides. Who went onto win the Spencer Cup 8 times (including a historic 5 in a row) before merging in 1985 with Palmerston FC to become the first two Irish rugby clubs to merge.
Early indications are that there will be a very large crowd in attendance, who will be looking forward to catching up with old friends and reminiscing about some of the great games they played in.
At the lunch there will be a presentation of the 5 in a row Spencer Cup winning team pennants to the club by John Doyle, along with a copy of a local promotional poster of the club's very first tour programme to Hagenau in France (which included a day trip to play Heidelberg RFC in Germany - which was the tour's first match) in 1975 by Des Cannon and an original De La Salle RFC crested plaque by Lar Hudson.
If you know of a family member or friend who may have played for De La Salle RFC, we would appreciate you making them aware of this lunch. It cost's €20 to attend the lunch, which includes a 2 courses, wine, match programme and complimentary entry to the game.