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COLERAINE RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB
Founded in 1921 when a number of ex-CAI players from their victorious Uster Schools Cup team in 1919 met under a lamp-post in Lodge Road, and agreed to form a town club.
Played in old North West League with Enniskillen, Omagh, Strabane, City of Derry, Limavady, Magee College and, from time to time, some service teams. until 1958/59 when transferred to Junior League in Ulster Branch. There were three sections with promotion/relegation being based on two years' performance. Coleraine won Section 3 in 1958/59 and 1959/60. Then promoted to Section 2 which was won in 1960/61 and 1961/62. Promoted to Section 1 in 1962/63 and won this section in first year.
Since going into section 1 of Junior League, (subsequently to become Qualifying League), Coleraine has remained in top section with one exception. Relegated at end of 1971/72, but returned to Section 1 after only two seasons by winning Section 2 in 1973/74.
27 October 1921 First fixture played against City of Derry
1921-1968 Played on various farmer's fields in the area, and at CAI. Changing at CAI.
1931 Club disbanded because of "a falling off in the playing membership and a general lack of interest in
1932 First set of Laws and Constitution
1940-1945 Club activities suspended during World War II
1946 2nd XV fielded
1956 Lodge Road purchased in 1956, (originally 7.5 acres at a cost of 1,325. The Club premises now
1958 Cricket Section formed
1961, 7 September First match played on Lodge Road ground
1963 Changing accommodation built in 1963
1965 4th XV fielded
1970 Clubhouse opened originally in 1970
1972 5th XV formed
1973 Nos 1 and 2 pitches relaid on stone mattress. Cricket square constructed
1974 Hosted Ulster v Leinster Junior Interprovincial
1975 Hosted New Zealand All Blacks UK touring party
1976 Hosted Australian UK touring party
1977 6th XV formed. Cricket 1st XI promoted to North West Senior League, Section 1
1978 Clubhouse extension opened. Squash and Indoor Bowling Sections formed.
1984 New "Prunty" pitch developed
1985 Tour to Kenya
1987 Cricket 1st XI won North West Senior Cup defeating Strabane in final
1988 Tour to Canada
1994 Tour to Kenya
2001 Hosted Ulster v Connacht Junior Interprovincial
2003 Tour to South Africa
2004 Hosted Ulster senior professional squad for three day training camp
2007 New Changing Rooms constructed