Old Wesley v UL Bohemians 60 Years On
60 years ago, in October 1955 Old Wesley played Bohemians RFC in a match to mark the opening of Bohemians’ new pavilion. The two teams meet again this Saturday, 12th September in the opening match of this season’s All Ireland League. The Old Wesley team back then included Des Foot, Norman Wolfe, Fred Yoakley, Dick Shiel, Harry Payne and Cecil Crampton. The Bohemians team included a very youthful former IRFU President Caleb Powell. Both teams have met a number of times over the years in both AIL and friendly matches, however it is 15 years since the last meeting of both clubs. The two clubs have met twice in the All Ireland League with one win apiece.