Gerry Mc Loughlin was capped 18 times in an international career that spanned five years between 1979 and 1984. In 1977 he gained a his first B cap alongside Colm Tucker, who’s international career would briefly coincide with Gerry’s. Along with his club mate, and future Tainaiste Dick Spring, he gained his first cap in a 9-9 draw against France in 1979. In 1983 he was part of the last Irish team to beat France prior to 2000 and it was against France that he won his last cap in 1984. Unlucky not to have been part of the original touring party, he was subsequently called out to the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand in 1983. Along with the Lions, he also toured with the National side to Australia in ’79 and South Africa in ’81. One of only a few Irish rugby players to be part of a triple crown winning side, Gerry will probably be best remembered by the Irish rugby fraternity for his famous try against England in 1982 when he “pulled everybody over “ the goal line.