The Colours Match

The Colours Match

The Colours Match (Irish: Cluiche na nDathanna) is an annual rugby union fixture between the University of Dublin and University College Dublin. Traditionally, the match is held at Lansdowne Road stadium in Dublin, but at present the fixtures are played at Donnybrook Rugby Ground, the traditional home of the Leinster rugby union team.

The fixture was inaugurated in 1952 with the first title taken by University College Dublin R.F.C..

'Colours' are also arranged between Trinity and UCD in other sports, such as Gaelic football, hurling, soccer, swimming and water polo.

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