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Peter F Durnin, KC*SG, KM, GCHS, "Rosaire", Moneymore, Drogheda, Co Louth. A92 RF6F



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1904 - 1996 Dubliner and Stockbroker. He was presented with the insignia and parchment by Archbishop Ryan for organisation of the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes; his wife Geraldine was Chief Handsmaid 1972 to 1974. Davy was born into an affluent family. He was one of nine surviving children of Thomas Davy, a merchant, and his wife Alice. Both Davy's parents were originally from Tipperary . He attended Belvedere College where he was a contemporary of Kevin Barry . He attended University College Dublin and captained the university rugby team in the 1925-26 season. Lansdowne Football Club won the Leinster Senior Cup five consecutive times from 1927 to 1931 and the Bateman Cup (the All Ireland Championship) on three occasions between 1928-29 and 1930-31. He won 34 international caps for Ireland between 1925 and 1934. His debut was on the 14 March 1925 against Wales. He played his final international against England on 10 February 1934. In his international career he scored eight tries and three drop goals and was part of the Irish team that won the Five Nations in 1925 and 1926. In 1930 he made history by scoring three tries in eight minutes in a 14-11 win over Scotland at Murrayfield . As of January 2009 he is among the top twenty try-scorers in Irish rugby history. He was manager of Ireland in their victorious 1967 tour of Australia. He also served as president of the IRFU in 1967-68. In 1926 Davy and his brother James founded J&E Davy's Stockbrokers, now one of Ireland's leading providers of financial services. He first visited Lourdes in 1938. Eugene with Charlie Brennan, KSG and others helped to found the Belvedere Society of Our Lady of Lourdes in 1952, to help in sending boys to Lourdes. He died on 11 November, 1996 and is buried in Glasnevin Cemetery. (Reference: “Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Golden Jubilee 1949 – 1999”).