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Joy as Billy Glynn takes over at helm of IRFU

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The election of Galwayman Billy Glynn as the 125th president of the Irish Rugby Football Union has been welcomed in the west where he has had a distinguished career as a rugby player and administrator.

Local clubs gear up for Paddy’s Day rugby festival

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This year’s annual Glynn Cup competition between local rivals Galwegians and Corinthians will once again produce a festival of rugby on St Patrick’s Day.

City clubs revive Glynn Cup in Festival of Rugby

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Connacht rugby clubs Galwegians and Corinthians are renewing a long-time rivalry with a new Festival of Rugby to take place on St Patrick’s Day.

The Glynn Cup, 50 years on

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Johnny Glynn was only 46 when he died on January 10 1959, midway through his term as president of the Irish Rugby Football Union. He was a director of Glynn’s famous fancy goods and toy shop on William Street (where you could buy tickets for rugby internationals). He was educated at the Bish, played rugby for Galwegians and Connacht (12 caps), became a well known referee, served in various offices including president of his club, and dedicated himself to the advancement of the game of rugby in Connacht. He was a modest man who preferred to work away in the background and demanded only that there be no departure from the spirit of the game, no lapse from the fundamental decency of rugby football.

 

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