Black tie event to mark 150 years of University of Galway Rugby

At the launch of the University of Galway Rugby Club 150 year anniversary event were (from left) Michael O'Mahony (President, University of Galway Rugby Club), Des Ryan (Director of Sport & Physical Wellbeing, University of Galway), Mick Molloy (former Irish rugby international & special guest) & Joey Costello (event committee).

At the launch of the University of Galway Rugby Club 150 year anniversary event were (from left) Michael O'Mahony (President, University of Galway Rugby Club), Des Ryan (Director of Sport & Physical Wellbeing, University of Galway), Mick Molloy (former Irish rugby international & special guest) & Joey Costello (event committee).

University of Galway Rugby Club will hold a star-studded black-tie event at the Galmont Hotel this October to mark their 150th anniversary.

The celebrations will include an evening with two of the biggest names in Irish rugby, Ciaran Fitzgerald and Mick Molloy. Both are former players and graduates of the University who also enjoyed wonderful careers with Ireland.

There will also be a number of other special guests including former Ireland Grand Slam winning manager, Declan Kidney. Former Welsh star and 3-time Grand Slam winner, Gerald Davies will also be there on the night.

“I’m hugely looking forward to the event on October 12 and catching up with old friends and teammates. I have great memories of my time playing for the University,” said Mick Molloy, former player and graduate, UG Rugby Club.

Formed in 1874, the club is one of the oldest in Ireland. It boasts a long and proud history with players who went on to win honours at provincial and international level.

Des Ryan, Director of Sport, University of Galway said: “This is an incredible milestone for the club as they celebrate 150 years of rugby here in the college. They have produced some great players over the years, including Ciaran Fitzgerald who captained both Ireland and the British & Irish Lions, and Dr. Mick Molloy who for many years partnered Willie John McBride in the second row for Ireland.”

The black tie event will also include a wine and drinks reception, a premium dining service, guest speakers, panels on stage, comedy and entertainment and will be hosted by RTÉ senior presenter, Darragh Maloney.

“We hope that Alumni and friends will join us for this historic celebration of the club and its role in Connacht and Irish Rugby and in student life in Galway throughout the years,” said Dr. Michael O’Mahony, President, University of Galway Rugby Club.

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