Tony inspires young people. It’s not by accident Trinity are as good as they are. You are in a pretty special place in the world
Jamie Heislip, D.U.F.C. , Leinster, Ireland, British & Irish Lions
Lucky to have played in great colusseums of rugby around the world – College park in the heart of the City is still my favourite!
Trevor Hogan, D.U.F.C., Munster, Leinster and Ireland
D.U.F.C. is a family – in a way no other University matches
Eric O'Sullivan, D.U.F.C and ULSTER
Tony Smeeth is huge in Trinity and had a great impact and influence on me as a player. Hugh McGuire as well – there’s nothing Hugh likes more than 40 minutes of live scrums ona Tuesday night and that definitely hardens you up as a player. Tony was the first Coach I worked with who played with real structures and patterns, something everyone needs to be able to comprehend and run through to perform at a high level. the Trinity Academy that he has developed is definitely a great alternative to the provincial academies. You come in in the mornings and do the gym thing and, as you would in the academies/sub academies, come back in the evenings for the pitch sessions. They can get so much time with players. For younger guys in College you need to be able to put on size in the Under 20s before you can compete in the AIL. The Academy program makes it one of the best clubs in the country. See full interview on The ClubScene Podcast at https://t.co/sPwbUqS51R
“Watching Trinity play is much more enjoyable than a lot of Pro14 games”