Everyone at Connacht Rugby was saddened to hear of the death of Connacht Rugby Hall of Famer Brendan Guerin.
A former Irish international and player for Connacht and Galwegians, Brendan gave a lifetime of volunteerism to rugby and made a profound difference to all facets of the game that he was involved in.
Originally a native of Co. Waterford, Brendan won a Leinster Schools Senior Cup medal with Castleknock before joining Galwegians in 1955. A second-row, he was an integral part of the legendary five-in-a-row League & Cup-winning team from 1956-60. He won his solitary cap for Ireland against Scotland in 1956, and went on to represent Connacht for many years.
He later became a Connacht selector and a sub-selector for the Irish team back when Connacht had no representative on the selection committee.
A true clubman, Brendan then served many years on the Galwegians committee and was Galwegians President in 1973-74.
Both his sons Enda and Shane were Galwegians club captains and each went on to play for Connacht.
In 2009 Brendan received the Connacht Rugby Hall of Fame Award.
Our condolences goes to Brendan’s family, friends and everyone at Galwegians RFC.