Eugene Davy

Eugene Davy
Eugene Davy

He joined Lansdowne in the 1926/27 season having already gained 5 Irish caps with UCD and rendered great service to the club for some 9 seasons. His arrival at Landsdowne was the start of a golden era at the club and the Leinster Senior Cup was won in 5 consecutive years between 1927 and 1931 and again in 1933. At the same time Lansdowne produced a number of International players which included the entire three quarter line of Eugene, Ned Lightfoot, Morgan Crowe and Jack Arigho for the games against Scotland and Wales in 1931. He captained the Leinster Senior Cup winning sides of 1928/29 and 1929/30 and also won 3 Bateman Cups on 1929, 1930 and 1931 and captained the 1929 team

He also captained Ireland 4 times in 1929 and 1933. He was honoured with the presidency of the Club in the 1954/55 season. He was manager of the Irish team which toured Australia in 1967 when Ireland beat Australia 11-6 being the first team from the home countries to win a test in the Southern Hemisphere. He served as President of the IRFU in 1968.

In his university days with UCS he won one Leinster Senior cup medal and was captain in 1925/26 and President in 1944/45.

Player Stats

Position Out-Half
Date of Birth 26/07/1904
International Debut versus Wales
International Debut Date 14/03/1925
Last Test versus England
Last Test Date 10/02/1934
Caps 34
Test Tries 8
Test Drop Goals 3
Total Test Points 36
Captain 3