Goals for the Season

For the year ahead I would love to see the club move forward together and agree on a new home once and for all, and to finally eradicate our debt . We can all then concentrate on promoting rugby, and increasing the club membership both on and off the field and playing rugby at a more competitive level.

Playing Career

I joined Galwegians in 1982 because Seamus McEvoy, a former President, was an uncle and introduced me to the club.

  • Played with the club in 2nd row from 1982 to 1985 winning Connacht Senior Cup in 1983
  • Received an Ireland B cap against Scotland in November 1984.
  • Played with St Mary’s in Dublin from 1985 to 1988 winning Leinster Senior cup in 1987
  • Played with Connacht from 1984 to 1988
  • Retired in 1988 due to Back injury

Playing Highlights

  • Most memorable moment was beating the arch rivals Corinthians in Senior Cup
  • Best player I played against was Donal Lenihan
  • Best player I played with was Paul Dean

Outside rugby I am the Managing Director of O’Leary Insurances Galway Ltd, and am married with 3 children.

Mick Tarpey (right) being congratulated by outgoing President Declan O’Connor (left) at the club AGM in June 2018.