Creggs RFC 35th An

niversary Dinner
Roscommon – Connacht Branch December 2009

Creggs RFC recently hosted their 35th Anniversary Dinner at Donamon Castle in Co. Roscommon.

The Dinner was attended by the current Connacht Branch President Steve Cunningham, Chief Executive Officer Gerry Kelly and Domestic Rugby Manager Martin Gallagher – Creggs President Liam Callaghan preceded over the evenings events and the there were two special commemoration presentations to founding members and former Club and Branch Presidents Joe Daly and Frank Petit for their services to rugby.
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Gerry Kelly CEO and long time friend of both me was asked to make the presentations – Joe Daly is a gentleman for whom I have great admiration, he is and outstanding servant of Creggs RFC and worked tirelessly for Connacht rugby; Frank Pettit was only the Second President in the Branch from a Junior Club and the significance of his legacy is the development of the Connacht Youth (Age Grade) Programme, he was an outstanding person and I am delighted to be present and make these presentations.

The guest speaker was the former great British & Irish Lion, Ireland and Old Belvedere RFC fly half Ollie Campbell – who spoke of the history of the club and the personalities that have kept it going, he paid tribute to Ger Dowd and Sean Brandon for their coaching and preparations of teams over the seasons and wished the Club Captain – Kevin Brandon by presenting him with a unique players Tour Pin from the most recent Lions Tour to South Africa.
Former and current players sponsors and friends of the Roscommon Club superbly supported the dinner.

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James Brando (Captain) and Ollie Campbell (Irish International)

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