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Double honour for Ger McNamara on anniversary year

GER McNamara was elected President of Old Crescent RFC at a well attended AGM held in the clubhouse in Rosbrien last Wednesday and he will preside over their planned celebrations of their 75th anniversary later in the year.
The following night, also held at the Old Crescent clubhouse, Munster Rugby conferred a similar honour on the Limerick man when they elected him President of the Munster Branch for season 2022/23.

A member of Old Crescent RFC since leaving Crescent College, Ger has been actively involved in the management of the club, particularly on the financial side for many years, and he is eagerly looking forward to his year in office.
A minute’s silence was held at the opening of the AGM to mark the recent passing of our late Junior Vice President, Mike Cunningham.
The following Officers and Members of the Management Committee of Old Crescent RFC were also elected at the AGM last evening:
Pat Monaghan, Senior Vice President
Tim Duggan, Junior Vice President
Paul Donnellan, Hon Secretary
Val McDermott, Hon Treasurer
Chris Cullinan, Hon Fixtures Secretary
Pat Liston, Club Registrar
Frank Larkin, PRO/Media Officer
Ken Lyons, Munster Branch Delegate
Brian Nolan, Deputy Munster Branch Delegate
Tommy Pratt, Chairman of Rugby
Peter Doyle, Chairman of Finance/Ways & Means
Dermot McGovern, Chairman of Grounds
Dom O’Riordan, Chairman of House
Dr Michael O’Flynn, Ex Officio
Liam Keehan, Committee Member
Anthony O’Dwyer, Committee Member
Tommy Pratt was the deserved recipient of the Clubman of the Year Award, which is awarded annually at the AGM and is sponsored by Honorary Life Member, Jim Roche.
A draw of the Club Car Draw was also held after the AGM and the luck winner was John Lambe, a long time member of Old Crescent from Thurles. Congratulations and safe driving, John!”

The Annual General Meeting of the Munster Branch was held on Thursday night at Old Crescent RFC before a large audience.
 The outgoing President Seán McCullough thanked everyone for their help and support over the last two seasons and proposed Ger McNamara, Old Crescent RFC, as the new President of the Munster Branch for season 2022/23.
A Limerick native, Ger started playing rugby when he attended Crescent College Comprehensive before joining Old Crescent RFC after he had completed his studies. Thereafter, Ger became involved in the running of the club, particularly in fundraising efforts. He was elected President of Old Crescent in the 2015/16 season, the same year that the club achieved promotion from Division 2C of the Men’s All Ireland League. “We got promoted in my year of Presidency in Old Crescent at the time, the 2015/16 season. During that year, we got involved in bigger things. We doubled the size of our property to 22 acres in Rosbrien. So I’ve always been helping out and even now, they’d always ring me and say, ‘can you remember this, can you help us out with that?’ And you never say no to your own.”
Of Old Crescent, Ger believes the club has a very strong sense of community.
“The club has been a family to me. They are like a small parish, that is what I have always said about Old Crescent.”
Ger spent three seasons as the club’s Munster Branch delegate before progressing to the Junior Vice-President of the Munster Branch for the 2019/20 season and subsequently Vice-President, a role he has held for the last two seasons.
For 2022/23, Ger is excited to see the continued growth of girls rugby in the province in addition to inclusive rugby as he cites the recent hosting of the Mixed Ability Rugby World Cup at Musgrave Park which was a huge success.
Outside of rugby, Ger enjoys sea-swimming in Lahinch and playing golf.
Ger has two children, Kate and Avril, and resides in Limerick City.
At the Munster Branch AGM the motion was passed to update the Branch bye-laws and definitions of All-Ireland League Clubs and Senior Club.
The definition amendments will see the All-Ireland League and Senior Club terms updated to include the Women’s All Ireland League.
With a strong attendance from across the province the motion was put to a vote and unanimously passed.

 

  • “Senior Club” means Clubs playing in the All-Ireland League or the Woman’s All Ireland League (or its equivalent).

 

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