Richard Spring

Richard Spring
Richard Spring

Richard (Dick) Spring was born on August 29, 1950 in Tralee, County Kerry. He was the son of Dan Spring, also a TD. He was educated in County Tipperary, at Trinity College, Dublin and King’s Inns. Spring played Inter-County Gaelic Football and hurling for Kerry in the seventies. He won three rugby caps for Ireland in 1979. He later went on to become a senior Irish politician. He was first elected as a Labour Party TD in 1981 and retained his seat until 2002. He became leader of the Labour Party in 1982, a position he held until 1997. He served as Minister for the Environment (1982-1983), Minister for Energy (1983-1987) and Minister for Foreign Affairs (1993-1997). He served two periods as Tánaiste (1982-1987 and 1993-1997). Dick is brother of another very famous international Donal Spring.

Player Stats

Position Fullback
Date of Birth 29/08/1950
International Debut versus France
International Debut Date 20/01/1979
Last Test versus England
Last Test Date 17/02/1979
Caps 3
Test Tries 0
Test Penalties 0
Test Conversions 0
Test Drop Goals 0
Total Test Points 0
Captain 0
Lions Caps 0