Leinster Rugby would like to extend their condolences to the family of former Ireland International Mick English who died on Tuesday aged 77…

Mick English, or ‘Mick the Kick’ as he was known, won 16 caps for Ireland between 1958 and 1963.
Educated at Rockwell College and a member of Bohemian RFC, he won Munster Senior Cups in 1958, 1959 and 1962.

He then moved to Dublin and like many a Munsterman joined Lansdowne FC where he won a Leinster Senior Cup in 1965. He later became Club President in 1989/90. 

He made his last appearance for Ireland in December 1963 against New Zealand.

Noted for his sense of humour, Mick is famous in rugby circles for his description of what happened in a game against England when he went to tackle his opposite number Phil Horrocks-Taylor: “Horrocks went one way, Taylor went the other and I was left holding the bloody hyphen!”

Mick will be sadly missed by his family and friends and by the wider rugby community.

Removal on Thursday evening from Carnegie’s Funeral Home, The Crescent, Monkstown to St. John the Baptist Church, Blackrock arriving at 5pm. Funeral on Friday after 11am mass.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam…