David Irwin

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David Irwin
Full name David George Irwin
Date of birth (1959-02-01)1 February 1959
Place of birth Belfast
Northern Ireland
School Royal Belfast Academical Institution
University Queen's University, Belfast
Rugby union career
Current status
Position(s) Centre
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Queen's University RFC
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
British and Irish Lions

David George Irwin (born 1 February 1959)[1] is a former rugby union player who played for Ireland and the British Lions.


Between 1980 and 1990, Irwin made 25 appearances for Ireland, scoring 8 points including 2 tries.[2] Helped Ireland win the 1982 Five Nations Championship and a Triple Crown.

British Lions

In 1983 Irwin was also a member of the Lions squad that went on tour to New Zealand.

Later years

Irwin is currently the medical coordinator for Ulster Rugby,[3] as well as being a practising GP in Belfast.


  1. Griffiths, John (1987). The Phoenix Book of International Rugby Records. London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. pp. 12:23. ISBN 0-460-07003-7.
  2. www.irishrugby.ie
  3. Ulster Rugby: Team Management

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