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Player Age Opposition Ground Date Match
WE Crawford 35y 115d v Wales Lansdowne Road 12 Mar 1927 Details
TJ Kiernan 34y 48d v Scotland Murrayfield 24 Feb 1973 Details
CJ Murphy 32y 142d v England Lansdowne Road 8 Feb 1947 Details
GT Dempsey 32y 130d v France Stade de France 9 Feb 2008 Details
GEA Murphy 31y 335d v Scotland Croke Park 20 Mar 2010 Details
CR Wilkinson 31y 287d v Scotland Murrayfield 16 Jan 1993 Details
JGMW Murphy 31y 207d v Wales Lansdowne Road 15 Mar 1958 Details
JE Staples 31y 132d v Scotland Murrayfield 1 Mar 1997 Details
GW Norton 30y 329d v Scotland Murrayfield 24 Feb 1951 Details
NJ Henderson 30y 251d v France Lansdowne Road 18 Apr 1959 Details

Wing
Player Age Opposition Ground Date Match
CMH Gibson 36y 90d v Scotland Murrayfield 3 Mar 1979 Details
AJFK O'Reilly 33y 283d v England Twickenham 14 Feb 1970 Details
TG Howe 32y 339d v England Twickenham 6 Mar 2004 Details
KD Crossan 32y 20d v Wales Lansdowne Road 18 Jan 1992 Details
NH Brophy 31y 147d v France Lansdowne Road 15 Apr 1967 Details
KJ Hooks 31y 32d v France Lansdowne Road 2 Feb 1991 Details
DA Hickie 31y 32d v Italy Rome 17 Mar 2007 Details
PP Haycock 30y 275d v England Lansdowne Road 18 Feb 1989 Details
JJ Moloney 30y 201d v Wales Lansdowne Road 15 Mar 1980 Details
AW McMaster 30y 81d v Wales Lansdowne Road 21 Feb 1976 Details

Centre
Player Age Opposition Ground Date Match
BG O'Driscoll 35y 53d v France Stade de France 15 Mar 2014 Details
CMH Gibson 34y 106d v France Lansdowne Road 19 Mar 1977 Details
GW D'Arcy 34y 33d v France Stade de France 15 Mar 2014 Details
MJ Field 33y 5d v Scotland Murrayfield 1 Mar 1997 Details
MK Flynn 32y 329d v England Twickenham 12 Feb 1972 Details
BJ Mullin 31y 139d v Wales Cardiff 18 Mar 1995 Details
DG Irwin 31y 2d v Scotland Lansdowne Road 3 Feb 1990 Details
JA McIlrath 30y 332d v England Lansdowne Road 5 Feb 1977 Details
KP McQuilkin 30y 329d v Scotland Murrayfield 1 Mar 1997 Details
KM Maggs 30y 289d v Wales Millennium Stadium 19 Mar 2005 Details

Fly-half
Player Age Opposition Ground Date Match
CMH Gibson 34y 64d v England Lansdowne Road 5 Feb 1977 Details
RJR O'Gara 34y 5d v Wales Millennium Stadium 12 Mar 2011 Details
JW Kyle 32y 50d v Scotland Lansdowne Road 1 Mar 1958 Details
DG Humphreys 31y 201d v England Lansdowne Road 30 Mar 2003 Details
AJP Ward 31y 158d v Scotland Lansdowne Road 15 Mar 1986 Details
WJ Hewitt 30y 281d v Wales Cardiff 14 Mar 1959 Details
RP Keyes 30y 198d v Scotland Lansdowne Road 15 Feb 1992 Details
SO Campbell 29y 336d v Wales Lansdowne Road 4 Feb 1984 Details
MAF English 29y 280d v Wales Cardiff 9 Mar 1963 Details
EO Davy 29y 199d v England Lansdowne Road 10 Feb 1934 Details

Scrum-half
Player Age Opposition Ground Date Match
SE Polden 35y 10d v France Lansdowne Road 3 Apr 1920 Details
F Gardiner 34y 272d v Scotland Inverleith 27 Feb 1909 Details
AK Horan 33y 152d v Wales Cardiff 13 Mar 1920 Details
RJM McGrath 32y 201d v Wales Lansdowne Road 4 Feb 1984 Details
MT Bradley 32y 107d v France Lansdowne Road 4 Mar 1995 Details
EGE Reddan 31y 118d v England Twickenham 17 Mar 2012 Details
PA Stringer 31y 91d v Scotland Murrayfield 14 Mar 2009 Details
WG Easterby 30y 185d v Scotland Murrayfield 22 Sep 2001 Details
HW Jack 29y 271d v Wales Belfast 12 Mar 1921 Details
M Sugden 29y 31d v Wales Belfast 14 Mar 1931 Details

Prop
Player Age Opposition Ground Date Match
JJ Hayes 36y 138d v Scotland Croke Park 20 Mar 2010 Details
PA Orr 36y 111d v Wales Cardiff 4 Apr 1987 Details
PMN Clohessy 36y 15d v France Stade de France 6 Apr 2002 Details
JS Millar 35y 295d v Wales Lansdowne Road 14 Mar 1970 Details
RJ McLoughlin 35y 203d v Wales Cardiff 15 Mar 1975 Details
R Corrigan 35y 84d v France Stade de France 11 Feb 2006 Details
MA Ross 34y 84d v France Stade de France 15 Mar 2014 Details
DC Fitzgerald 34y 29d v Wales Lansdowne Road 18 Jan 1992 Details
NJ Popplewell 32y 315d v England Lansdowne Road 15 Feb 1997 Details
TG Court 32y 110d v Scotland Murrayfield 24 Feb 2013 Details

Hooker
Player Age Opposition Ground Date Match
KW Kennedy 33y 309d v Wales Cardiff 15 Mar 1975 Details
CF Fitzgerald 33y 284d v Scotland Lansdowne Road 15 Mar 1986 Details
JS Byrne 33y 244d v Wales Millennium Stadium 19 Mar 2005 Details
SJ Smith 33y 182d v Scotland Murrayfield 16 Jan 1993 Details
TJ Kingston 32y 151d v France Parc des Princes 17 Feb 1996 Details
AR Dawson 31y 311d v France Colombes 11 Apr 1964 Details
BJ Jackman 31y 294d v Scotland Croke Park 23 Feb 2008 Details
RD Best 31y 212d v France Stade de France 15 Mar 2014 Details
JP Flannery 31y 119d v France Stade de France 13 Feb 2010 Details
PC Whelan 30y 309d v England Lansdowne Road 7 Mar 1981 Details

Lock
Player Age Opposition Ground Date Match
MI Keane 35y 220d v Scotland Lansdowne Road 3 Mar 1984 Details
MJ Galwey 35y 145d v Scotland Lansdowne Road 2 Mar 2002 Details
DA Tweed 35y 125d v Wales Cardiff 18 Mar 1995 Details
WA Anderson 34y 306d v Scotland Lansdowne Road 3 Feb 1990 Details
WJ McBride 34y 282d v Wales Cardiff 15 Mar 1975 Details
PJ O'Connell 34y 146d v France Stade de France 15 Mar 2014 Details
DF O'Callaghan 33y 337d v Scotland Murrayfield 24 Feb 2013 Details
JJ Glennon 33y 257d v France Lansdowne Road 21 Mar 1987 Details
ME O'Kelly 33y 205d v France Stade de France 9 Feb 2008 Details
DG Lenihan 32y 128d v Wales Lansdowne Road 18 Jan 1992 Details

Flanker
Player Age Opposition Ground Date Match
JF Slattery 34y 343d v France Parc des Princes 21 Jan 1984 Details
DP Wallace 34y 254d v England Lansdowne Road 19 Mar 2011 Details
J McVicker 33y 116d v France Belfast 25 Jan 1930 Details
SH Easterby 32y 196d v Italy Croke Park 2 Feb 2008 Details
WD McBride 32y 173d v Scotland Murrayfield 1 Mar 1997 Details
VCP Costello 32y 158d v England Lansdowne Road 30 Mar 2003 Details
PM Matthews 32y 22d v Scotland Lansdowne Road 15 Feb 1992 Details
NAA Murphy 32y 14d v Wales Cardiff 8 Mar 1969 Details
WA Anderson 31y 352d v France Lansdowne Road 21 Mar 1987 Details
PTJ O'Hara 31y 228d v England Lansdowne Road 20 Mar 1993 Details

No. 8
Player Age Opposition Ground Date Match
ME Gibson 34y 2d v Wales Lansdowne Road 5 Mar 1988 Details
WP Duggan 33y 357d v Scotland Lansdowne Road 3 Mar 1984 Details
WA Anderson 32y 351d v England Twickenham 19 Mar 1988 Details
DJ O'Brien 32y 312d v England Twickenham 29 Mar 1952 Details
JE Nelson 32y 129d v France Colombes 23 Jan 1954 Details
P Stokes 32y 5d v France Lansdowne Road 8 Apr 1922 Details
AG Foley 31y 140d v Wales Millennium Stadium 19 Mar 2005 Details
WD McBride 30y 176d v France Lansdowne Road 4 Mar 1995 Details
JPR Heaslip 30y 90d v France Stade de France 15 Mar 2014 Details
JR Kavanagh 30y 84d v France Lansdowne Road 15 Apr 1961 Details

Substitute (excluding unused substitute)
Player Pos Age Opposition Ground Date Match
RJR O'Gara (FH) 35y 354d v Scotland Murrayfield 24 Feb 2013 Details
ME O'Kelly (L) 34y 211d v Italy Rome 15 Feb 2009 Details
MP Fitzpatrick (P) 34y 97d v France Lansdowne Road 2 Mar 1985 Details
DC Fitzgerald (P) 34y 57d v Scotland Lansdowne Road 15 Feb 1992 Details
DF O'Callaghan (L) 33y 350d v France Lansdowne Road 9 Mar 2013 Details
NJ Popplewell (P) 33y 335d v France Stade de France 7 Mar 1998 Details
WG Easterby (SH) 33y 328d v Scotland Murrayfield 12 Feb 2005 Details
IJ Boss (SH) 33y 319d v England Twickenham 22 Feb 2014 Details
JJ Glennon (L) 33y 271d v Wales Cardiff 4 Apr 1987 Details
DG Humphreys (FH) 33y 190d v Wales Millennium Stadium 19 Mar 2005 Details

Only the player's most recent appearance in that position listed; Only includes matches where the player starts in the respective position, and excludes matches as a substitute.

Records include the following current or recent matches:
Ireland v Italy at Lansdowne Road, Six Nations, Mar 8, 2014 [46-7 FT]
Ireland v Wales at Lansdowne Road, Six Nations, Feb 8, 2014 [26-3 FT]
Ireland v Scotland at Lansdowne Road, Six Nations, Feb 2, 2014 [28-6 FT]