"We will continue to improve while maintaining our roots as a social club."
AIB Dublin RFC is a competitive team with a very strong social focus. We currently play at J4 level in the Leinster league, and against corporate and overseas touring sides.
AIB Dublin RFC was founded in 1974 and in the initial years competed in the Business Houses League with Teams such as Aer Lingus (now Swords), Bank of Ireland, Central Bank, Nixdorf, Revenue, Meat Packers (now Barnhall), Guinness and Unidare.
In 1999 the club became a member of the Leinster Branch and has competed in the Leinster Metropolitan Leagues every year since.
Up until 2003 the club played at the AIB Sports & Social Club grounds off the Fortfield Road in Terenure. However, following the sale of the grounds for development the club moved to Sportslink in Santry until 2006. In 2006 we moved to our current home ground of D.C.U.
1976/1977 - Dave O'Keeffe
1977/1978 - Mick Fives
1978/1979 - Eoin Heraty
1979/1981 - Dave Beecher
1981/1982 - John Pardy
1982/1983 - Peter Horgan
1983/1984 - Peter Horgan
1984/1985 - Dave Widger
1985/1986 - Ian Frost
1986/1987 - Barry Lynch
1988/1989 - Eric Cobbe
1997/1998 - John McDermott
1998/1999 - Gareth Dunlop
1999/2000 - Rob Byrne
2000/2001 - Gerry Loughman
2001/2002 - Tomas Kennedy
2002/2003 - Dara Heraty
2003/2004 - Mark Battams
2004/2005 - Mark Battams
2005/2006 - Jonathan Hovenden
2006/2007 - Ger Guest
2007/2008 - Kevin Johnson
2008/2009 - Kevin Johnson
2009/2010 - Kevin Johnson
2009/2010 - Colin Cleary
2010/2011 - Donal O'Sullivan
2011/2012 - Donal O'Sullivan
2012/2013 - Donal O'Sullivan
Recent Social Higlights:
||A week long trip including matches against New Haven & Boston Irish Wolfhounds.
||A 5 day trip to Jersey & London with the Team playing games against Jersey RFC and AIB (UK) and attending the Ireland vs. England 6 Nations game in Twickenham
|EDINBURGH 2005 & 2007
||A 4-day tour to Edinburgh with a match vs. Murrayfield Wanderers under floodlights on the Murrayfield back pitch. Also included the Team attending the Ireland vs. Scotland 6 Nations game at Murrayfield
||3-day trip to Madrid with match and onward flight to London for 2 days to play AIB (UK) and attend Ire. vs. Eng 6 Nations game in Twickenham
|| A 5 day trip to Poland & London playing matches against Poznan RFC and AIB (UK). We also attended the Ireland vs. England 6 Nations game in Twickenham.
||A 3 day trip incorporated a match against Murrayfield Wanderers and the Ireland vs. Scotland 6 Nations game.
||A 5 day trip in February 2010 to Gothenburg and back to London for the England vs. Ireland 6 Nations game.
AIB had from the start a desire to play foreign teams both home and away. Among the visiting teams we hosted in our club in Terenure during the eighties and nineties were
- Bahrain RFC (Bahrain)
- Bank of America RFC (U.S.A)
- Cardiff RFC (Wales)
- Carta Queens Park RFC (Scotland)
- Coleraine RFC (Northern Ireland)
- East Kilbride RFC (Scotland)
- Garnock RFC (Scotland)
- Merthy Thydr (Wales)
- Nice University (France)
- Reuers International
- Rye RFC (England)
- United Banks of London (England).
AIB R.F.C. have also played the following clubs away from home:
- Barclays U.K. (England)
- Boston Irish Wolfhounds (U.S.A)
- Carta Queens Park RFC (Scotland)
- Clauida Universita, Madrid (Spain)
- Jersey RFC (Jersey)
- Lisburn (Northern Ireland)
- New Haven (U.S.A.)
- Murrayfield Wanderers (Scotland)
- Polonia (Poland)
- Spartacus RUFC (Gothenburg, Sweden).