10 Dec, 12:23
Ireland's John Lacey will referee his first ever RBS 6 Nations match in February, while Alain Rolland is also included in the Elite Panel in what is his last season.
To celebrate the occasion, a full day's activity was lined up, with a series of friendly matches in the afternoon, featuring the Galwegians Under-16s, the Women's team and a Golden Oldies selection.
The on-field action culminated in an evening friendly under the floodlights between the Galwegians senior team and their Ulster Bank League Division 2A counterparts UCC, with an impressive performance by the students seeing them claim a 12-5 victory.
The floodlights will be used for an important upcoming Ulster Bank League Division 2A fixture at Crowley Park on Friday November 9th.
On that particular night, local rivals Galwegians and Corinthians will lock horns for the first time at All-Ireland League level since the 1990s.