Galwegians RFC, who play in Ulster Bank League Division 2A, are marking 50 years at Glenina with a day-long celebration and list of activities this Saturday.
Galwegians first moved in to their Glenina base on November 22, 1963, which history buffs will remember as the day JFK was assassinated.
It was renamed Crowley Park in the 1980s after club stalwart and ex-IRFU President CP Crowley, and despite several planned and failed attempts to relocate in recent years due to swelling player numbers, Glenina has remained as the heart and soul of the Galway club ever since.
To mark the special occasion, there will be a full list of itinerary of events culminating with two senior games under floodlights on Saturday evening.
The action starts at 1pm where there will be a cake-cutting ceremony, involving Galwegians President John Gaffney, club captain Brian McClearn and ex-President Michael Heaslip who was captain in 1963 when ‘Wegians made the move to Glenina.
A lunch will be held at 3pm, where there will be several reminiscences and reminders of time past from the 1960s right through to the present day.
This will precede Wegians’ Ulster Bank Division 2A game against Old Crescent, which kicks off at 5pm. This will be followed by a barbecue at 6.30pm, and then a Connacht Senior League J1B fixture against Creggs at 7.30pm.
All current, former and friend of Galwegians are welcome on the day to join in the celebrations. For further information, please visit www.galwegians.ie.
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