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Celebrating over one hundred and ten years of rugby at Collegians

As well as relating the details of rugby over these years the histories of cricket, athletics and basketball are recounted. Look at your era. If you can help, particularly in the histories of hockey, please email by clicking on the address at the bottom of this page.   

Basketball from 1952

This is the story of the prestigious Basketball Club which played at European level. Many people probably didn't even know it existed. Teams, officials, and winners are listed very well.  Have a look at your era and if you have something to contribute, please let us have it.   

The role of the Social Committee

This section submits a recitation of the valuable work done starting in 1948.   

Cricket from 1905

This is a preliminary recitation about the Cricket Club setting out what we know of 1st XIs and other winning teams. We need your help to expand it.   

Men's Hockey over a sixty year period

Boy's Hockey started at the College in the forties.  The Old Boy's started in 1967 and continues as Cooke Collegians today.   

Women's Hockey at Collegians

Here we hope to tell the story of Women's Hockey. Please submit whatever you have - photographs or data.   

Athletics from 1948

A marvellous tribute to the Athletic Club.  A wealth of information but look at your era and if you can add to it, please get in touch.   

Collegians R.F.C. (1890 to 1999)



Historical Background


A meeting was held on 6th October 1890 at Methodist College for the purpose of forming a new club to take the place of the old club called "Rugby" which had ceased to exist. Those attending were former pupils of the College and several members of staff. The meeting resolved to form a club to be named 'Methodist Collegians." The membership would be former pupils and present masters of the College. Its uniform would be a blue jersey with a red star, blue shorts and blue stockings. It was agreed that home matches would be played on the College ground known as Eglantine near where Eglantine Avenue is situated today. 

 

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Collegian's VC Hero & Roll of Honour

A world war hero dubbed 'Ulsters Forgotton VC' has been given pride of place in a Belfast Rugby club.

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Irish Rugby Internationals

                  J A E Siggins

Want to know who played or refereed International Rugby from Collegians?

There may be more than you think.

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Irish Hockey Internationals

Irish Hockey

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Social Committee

The important role of the Social Committee

For almost 60years the club survived on the generosity of older members

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British & Irish Lions

                Roger Young 

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C.S Neill

                C.S.Neill

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Links

IRFU www.irishrugby.ie
Ulster Branch www.ulsterrugby.com
Methodist College Belfast www.methody.org
Harlequins RFC www.belfastharlequinsrfc.com

Collegians Club
Formerly - Deramore Park,
Belfast,
County Antrim, Northern Ireland

E: philipjordan@meridiansystems.co.uk

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