Oughterard Rugby has appointed Norman Deacy as club president Dr Eoin Bresnihan’s successor.

The Deacy name is not unfamiliar in rugby circles, the incoming president’s father Bobby held court as president of the national union in 1996-97.

Norman established his own rugby pedigree with Galwegians, one among several whose time at Galwegians pushed the iconic Galway City outfit to the forefront of Irish club competition. He played alongside many local greats including provincial coach and former test international Eric Elwood.

Deacy assumes the Oughterard role as the club embarks on stage two of its resurgence. Under Bresnihan’s five-year tenure Oughterard developed and laid its own pitch and entered an open-grade team into the Connacht junior cup and league competitions.

Dr Eoin continues as an active and supportive club man just west of the Big O.

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