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The centenary of Armistice Day this November is an appropriate moment for the  Leinster and Irish rugby community to remember the ultimate and extraordinary sacrifice made by hundreds of our rugby  players in the years 1914 to 1918.

Rugby stopped for some five years while the players were exhorted and encouraged to join in the war effort by the IRFU which organised “ Pals” unit in Lansdowne Road. For many years the story of these young men was neglected and forgotten.

With the passage of time and greater maturity, many clubs are reclaiming their heritage and finding out what happened to their forebearers. Lansdowne FC lost up to seventy one time members in the Great War and commemorates some 40 of these on our War Memorial.

A special event is being held on Wednesday, 7th November at 7 30 pm at our clubhouse to remember all the war dead of all Leinster clubs beside the site where so many of them joined up in 1914.

We invite members of all clubs to attend.

Please RSVP

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