About the Bs

Bs - The Vets

Team ManagerSimon Browne07879 565643Email
CaptainChris Burnett07720 074455Email
Vice-CaptainLuke Williams07740 702411
Fixtures SecretaryMalcolm Wilson07803 537662Email

The Bs are a Vets team made up of players “downsizing” from other London Irish sides plus a generous sprinkling of rugby waifs and strays from other clubs. They play a mixture of friendlies and Vets league games, combining competitive rugby with a healthy dose of fun.

The Team also like to travel. Twice a year, a mixture of players, ex-players and a growing band of alickadoos bring their own brand of rugby and entertainment to foreign shores. The overnight “Raid” takes place mid-season while a longer “Tour” is organised for the end of the season.

The Bs origins date back to the mid-70s when a certain Des Egan was asked to put together a side for the club’s older players. Des “Lord” Egan, as he was often addressed, was better known for his storytelling than his rugby prowess and recalled that he wanted a rugby side that would attract “singers”, “heads” and “entertainers”. He seems to have stumbled on a winning formula as over 40 years later the Bs are as strong as ever.

LIARFC Bs Vets Tours and Raids

2017/1820Strabane RFC, County Tyrone35TBCAndy HallamChris Burnett
2016/1719Limerick Leprechauns, Co Limerick34Marbella, SpainAndrew BagleyAndy Hallam
2015/1618Clontarf RFC, Co Dublin33Catonia,SicilyAndrew BagleySimon Browne
2014/1517Cork Constitution RFC, Co Cork32Nice,France Andrew BagleySimon Browne
2013/1416Newtownards RFC, Co Down31Naples,ItalyBrian HarrisSimon Browne
2012/1315Bandon RFC, Co Cork30Barcelona,SpainScott RobinsonAndrew Pavitt
2011/1214Newbridge RFC, Co Kildare29Instanbul, TurkeyDean GuideroScott Robinson
2010/1113Perennials RFC, Bangor, Co Down28San Sebastian, SpainAndy HallamDean Guidera
2009/1012Kanturk RFC, Co Cork27Sofia, BulgariaAndy HallamDean Guidera
2008/0911Ballymoney RFC, Co Antrim26Udine, ItalyFrank Walsh John Scannell
2007/0810Malahide RFC, Co Dublin25Hamburg, GermanySimon MartinsonKevin Flynn
2006/079Toulouse, France24Murcia, SpainBrian HarrisMichael Anderson
2005/068Ballinahinch RFC, Co Down23Split, CroatiaCiaran GannonJohn Murphy
2004/057Clonakilty RFC, Co Cork22Montpellier, FranceSteve TeaguePeter Nangal
2003/046Wanderers RFC, Co Dublin 21Bucharest, RomaniaVince GillespieSteve Teague
2002/035Stade Francais, Paris20Bologne, ItalyAndy KileenDes O' Hara
2001/024Garryowen RFC, Co Limerick19Lisbon, PortugalFrank WalshSimon Martinson
2000/013Enniskillen RFC, Co Fermanagh18Berlin, GermanyFrank WalshNial Blair
1999/20002Castleisland RFC, Co Kerry 17Madrid, SpainJohn MurphyFrank Walsh
1998/99No raid16Bordeaux, FranceJohn MurphyFrank Walsh
1997/981Coleraine RFC, Co Antrim15Padua, ItalyVince Gillespie John Murphy
1996/97 -14Budapest, HungaryVince Gillespie John Murphy
1995/96 -13Prague, Czech Rep.(Bootsie) Walsh Vince Gillespie
1994/95 -12Galway, Ireland(Bootsie) Walsh Vince Gillespie
1993/94 -11Le Touquet, FranceAlex NewberryAlex Newberry
1992/93 -10New Jersey, USAAlex NewberryAlex Newberry
1991/92 -9Etaples, FranceMalcolm WilsonBryan Murphy
1990/91 -8Cork, IrelandMalcolm WilsonBryan Murphy
1989/90 -7Castlebar, IrelandMalcolm WilsonBryan Murphy
1988/89 -6Dunmore East, IrelandGeorge LoweMalcolm Wilson
1987/88 -5Rome, ItalyGeorge LoweMalcolm Wilson
1986/87 - No TourGerry RyanPeter Stone
1985/86 -4Madrid, SpainGerry RyanPeter Stone
1984/85 -3Paris,FranceTommy JoyBrendan Douglas
1983/84 -2Lisbon,PortugalTommy JoyBrendan Douglas
1982/83 -1Amsterdam,HollandTommy JoyRay Crotty
1981/82 --Brendan HealyPeter Johnstone
1980/81 --Des EganBrendan Healy
1976/80 --Des EganDanny O'Connell