Colm joined the Club in the early 1940’s and was an abrasive and uncompromising player. Although he did not win any medals with Lansdowne due to the exploits of a great Belvedere team of that era who beat Lansdowne in 3 finals, he was part of the great Irish team that emerged in 1947 after the 2nd World War when international rugby was officially restored. He had the good fortune to be part of the Irish team that won two consecutive Triple Crowns and a Grand Slam in the 1947/’48 and 1948/’49 seasons, in company with such greats as Karl Mullen, Bill McKay, George Norton, Jim McCarthy and Jackie Kyle. He also played against France, England, Scotland and Wales in the unofficial internationals in 1946.
First cap v France 1947
Last cap v England 1949