BARRINGTON AIL LUNCH Saturday 16 November 2019: Speaker Harry McKibben

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BARRINGTON AIL LUNCH Saturday 16 November 2019: Speaker Harry McKibben

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D.U.F.C. v Ballynahinch

SATURDAY 16 November  2019

PAVILION, COLLEGE PARK

12.00 for 12.30pm

GUEST SPEAKER: Harry McKibbin

BUY TICKETS HERE

https://collecte.io/dufc-barrington-lunch-vs-ballynahinch-16-10-19-235657/ie

The “Barrington Lunch Series” is named in honour of Charles Burton Barrington who, while captain of D.U.F.C. 1867-70  was the driver that codified rugby as we know it today, as well as being the instigator of a meeting of clubs in in No 9 Front Square that started the process of setting up The Irish Football Union, the forerunner of the IRFU.

The colourful story  of how Barrington, assisted by his club Secretary R.M. Wall, set up Dublin University Football Club, wrote the “D.U.F.C. Laws of Football” and set up the Irish Footb all Union, the precursor to the IRFU, are set out on our website (from Trevor West’s book “150 Years of Trinity Rugby”)

https://www.dufc.ie/club-history/

A more Limerick based reflection on Barrington’s legacy as “the father of Irish rugby” which draws on Trevor’s work can be found here:

http://www.limerickcity.ie/media/charles%20burton%20barrington.pdf

 

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