Queen's University launches Robbie Moore Hall of Fame

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Former Queen's and Ireland players Denis McBride (left) and Gary Longwell. Image credit: Paddy Cartwright.

By Simon Hunter

Queen's University Rugby Club have named a new Hall of Fame after former coach Robbie Moore.

He held many positions at the club in a career which lasted more than 30 years.

A panel will adjudicate who will be inducted, and an announcement will be made in April, at a gala dinner to celebrate the Queen's Lions Legends.

Former Ireland, Ballymena and Queen's University lock Gary Longwell was in attendance.

Fellow former-Ireland and QUB star Denis McBride says it's a fitting tribute to Robbie's legacy.

Robbie coached some of the top players for Ulster, Ireland and the British and Irish Lions, including Tommy Bowe, Gary Longwell, Denis McBride, Rob Saunders, David Humphreys, Iain Henderson, Gareth Steenson and Ian Whitten.

The selection process for the judges won't be an easy one, with 20 British and Irish Lions and many internationals in Queen's 148-year history.

The dinner was launched last month, in the presence of former Lions Trevor Ringland, Nigel Carr and David Irwin.



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