James D Monahan
Position: Back Row and Prop Forward.
Born: 29th February 1948
Height: 6ft 1in
Education: Kingswood School and Cambridge University.
Honours: Cambridge Blue (1967&1968), Irish Trialist
Debut game: 16th February 1966 v Cambridge University
Final game: 15th April 1967 v West Germany
Number of Appearances: 22
.Many believe he would have won numerous Irish caps and would have been selected for the 1971 Lions Tour of New Zealand.
In 2001, just before the 120th Varsity match, The Times featured a selection of the best ‘all time’ Cambridge and Oxford University teams. James was included in the Cambridge team alongside such greats as
Mike Gibson, Gerald Davies, Gavin Hastings, Brian Thomas, Rob Wainwright.
James died in tragic circumstances on 1st December 1969.