J.S Synge

Had a very short career with Lansdowne but won a Leinster Senior Cup medal in 1928 with a Lansdowne team containing an International back line of Crawford, Arigho, Crowe, Sarsfield Hogan, Lightfoot and Eugene Davy. The scrum half, Tommy O’Reilly was unlucky not to be capped but went on to serve as Treasurer and President of the I.R.F.U.

The Ireland team on which he played against Scotland in 1929 included such notables as Paul Murray and Jamie Clinch of Wanderers, J.P Ganly of Monkstown, George Stepherson, G.P Beamish and a famous scrumhalf, Mark Sugden whose speciality was subsequently known as “a sugden like dummy.”

Player Stats

Position     Front Row
First cap   v   Scotland 23/2/1929
Last cap   v   Scotland 23/2/1929
Caps         1