Landers, Maurice Finbar (‘Mossie’) (1878–1948), rugby player, was born 15 April 1878 in Cork city, son of William Landers, vintner, of 50 South Main St., Cork, and Mary Anne Landers (née Gammel). In 1894 he made his club debut for Cork Constitution Rugby Club, playing in the forwards. He soon moved to the backs, playing mainly at full-back, but occasionally in the centre. His club honours with Cork Constitution include three Munster senior cups (1905, 1906, 1907), two Munster senior leagues (1902, 1903), and a Cork charity cup. He was club captain for three seasons from 1899 to 1902, during which Constitution lost the Munster senior cup to QCC in 1901. First selected to play for Munster against Leinster in 1899, after Munster's defeat he was dropped for the game against Connacht, but recalled for the Ulster game following criticism of his deselection. Between 1899 and 1906 he represented Munster on thirteen occasions in inter-provincial matches against Leinster and Ulster. Selected at full-back for his Irish international debut against Wales in Belfast (1904), he converted Alf Telford's try to win the game 14–12 for Ireland. He won five international caps in 1904–5, playing against England, Scotland, Wales, and New Zealand; one of the most important games in which he played was Ireland's 17–3 victory over England (1905).
In addition to rugby, he played cricket for the now defunct Legals club and was a member of Cork boat club. After retiring as a rugby player, he served as a Munster senior selector (1908–14, 1921–4), an Irish international selector (1921–3), and president of Cork Constitution (1926–7). Employed as a clerk to John Reese, a turf accountant and bloodstock breeder, he later established his own business as a turf accountant. From 1946 to his death in 1948, he was a sports writer for the Cork Examiner, reporting principally on rugby but also on cricket and rowing. He married (7 July 1907) Rebecca Teresa, daughter of Michael O'Brien, vintner, of 125 Barrack St., Cork; they had one daughter. He died 7 March 1948 at his home, Columban Chambers, South Terrace, Cork, survived by his wife and daughter.