Please take notice that the Motion linked below shall be proposed by the President at the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday the 6th June 2018.
The club committee is making this document available so that members can download and read this, which is the club solicitor’s suggested amendment to the membership section of the club constitution.
The club constitution is available via the Club Info menu of the club website or using the link below:
The President and Board of Galwegians RFC requests the attendance of members at an Annual General Meeting to be held at the club house at Crowley Park, Glenina, at 7pm on Wednesday the 6th June 2018.
Note that the Club Solicitor will propose a motion to amend the membership section of the club’s constitution. Information on this motion is available on the following page:
Dated: Friday 4th May 2018
Noel F. Lowndes, Director of Administration / Club |Honorary Secretary
We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of or club colleague and Past President Vincent (Vinny) O’Sullivan who passed away this morning.
How ironic that this comes so soon after the loss of his good friend and neighbour from Oranmore, Rod O’Driscoll. We are the poorer for their loss.
More details to follow.
Happy New Year to all Galwegians and may 2018 bring you much joy and happiness.
Our Firsts start back into All-Ireland League action when we travel across town next Friday night (Jan. 5th) to take on our rivals Corinthians in Cloonacauneen.
Note this game will have a slightly later kick-off time of 7.45pm.
This gives us a chance to regain local bragging rights after our 7-7 draw in November at Crowley Park. Beano, Anto and the boys badly need your support in this vital contest.
Please put it in the New year diary!
The Youth Academy awards list for the 2016-17 season was announced at the prizegiving ceremony on May 10th.
- Youth Academy Clubman of the Year: Eoin Fleetwood
||Player of the Year
||Most Improved Player
|| Laura Hastings
|| Greta Thornton
|| Aoibhe Moran
|| Victoria Lee
|| Rosa O’Connor
|| Ruby Lynch
|| Claudia McNicholas
|| Kayley Mannion
|| Jordan Hopkins
|| Callum Brown
|| Ben HcHugh
|| Daniel McInerney
|| David Kelly
|| Dara Regan
|| Conor Flynn
|| Jack Fitzgerald
|| Roman Lees
|| Rossa Bolger
|| Luke Martyn
|| Mark O’Connor
|| Hugh Reddan
|| Patrick Keane
|| Liam Griffin
|| Tom Kelly
|| Theo Morvan
|| Iarlaith Morrin Laheen
|| Gerry Durkin
|| Brian Burnell
|| Michael O’Donnell
|| Dylan Hamill
|| Ethan Conroy
Womens 2nd XV Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year: Edel Murray
This lady made the move from camogie to the oval ball this year and has made a serious impact to the Wegian’s women. Superstar for the seconds and try scorer for the firsts. Expecting big things from her!
Womens 1st XV Players’ Player of the Year: Beth Mallard
World Cup winning player for NZ. She moved to Galway to take up a post as a lecturer in NUIG & joined Galwegians. She won silverware with Wegians & had to retire as she had an old recurring knee injury. She took up a post as coach with George Naoupu & Bundee Aki & managed to win the Irish Cup twice while coaching the team. She took over as head coach when George left and the team continued to improve under her guidance. She has now decided to step aside as senior coach this season & spend some time coaching the U6s & her daughter Lola. She will be missed, but we wish her well in her new adventure as mini coach.
New Ireland Womens Internationals 2016-17
- Ciara O’Connor – She was born in Tralee Co. Kerry, where she started her rugby playing days with Tralee RFC. She moved to Galway to take up a managerial post in Elverys Intersport. She joined Galwegians after moving west and has since played for Connacht. She made her Irish debut this year against Scotland.
- Nicole Fowley – Originally had a huge interest in soccer, decided to try rugby so she joined Sligo RFC. She moved to Galway for work commitments & joined Galwegians & has since played for Connacht. She made her debut against England in the Autumn Internationals. She picked up an injury so it ruled her out of the 6 Nations. She is now back in contention for the World Cup.
Joe Tighe Award for Womens Player of the Year: Emma Cleary
This year it goes once again for the third time to the same player. She is an Accountant by profession and has been recently been offered an opportunity to take up a post in San Francisco with her company Oracle. A very popular winner once again. She will be sorely missed and hopefully will return in the not to distant future to play with us again.
Clubwoman of the Year: Edel Burke
Born in Whitegate Co. Clare, moved to Galway for work & joined Wegians. Played for years but had to retire through injury. Wanted to stay involved so became manager & fixtures secretary, the latter she still does. She also has a very important role as head chef for the women’s team. She has cooked a hot meal for the teams playing in Wegians for many years. The team cannot express enough gratitude to her & she has definitely earned this long over due award tonight.
Chairman Paul Shelly, Ireland International Ciara O’Connor, President Billy Glynn and Joe Tighe Award Player of the Year, Edel Cleary
The last formal event in our club season is the Anual General Meeting.
This year our AGM date is fixed for the evening of Wednesday May 24th, 7.30pm.
The AGM will take place in our clubhouse, Glenina.
This is an important opportunity for all club members to have their say, and for us to recognise the important work done by the club officers.
Click on the link below for a table or remaining Galwegians mini rugby fixtures for the 2016-17 season.
Please note that this is subject to changes. Parents will receive announcements by text message as normal.
Galwegians Remaining Mini Fixtures and Schedule 2017
Dear Club member
The President and Board of Galwegians RFC requests the attendance of members at a Special General Meeting to put proposals in relation to the grounds at Crowley Park and to make a decision on the proposal best suited to the needs of the club into the future.
The meeting is scheduled to take place at Crowley Park, on Thursday the 2nd February 2017 at 7pm.
Please note that only members that have paid their annual subscription and life members may attend and vote.
Noel F. LOWNDES
Director of Administration / Honorary Secretary
An official signed copy of this this letter is available for download
The Firsts are back in action this weekend with two matches:
- This Sat Aug 20th 1pm, Firsts v Old Elthamians in Crowley Park
- This Sunday Aug 21st 2.30pm, Firsts v Sligo away in Senior League
Old Elthamians are from south east London and play in English National League 2. They visited us at the same time last year and provided an excellent pre-season workout (photos).
A Connacht Eagles XV will also play an Old Elthamians side at 3pm, so it’s really worth a visit to Crowley Park this Saturday.