Garryowen Football Club welcomes the recent election of club stalwart Declan
Madden to the position of Junior Vice President of the IRFU, thereby putting him in
line to become the sixth member of the club to hold the position of IRFU President.
A former club captain and administrator with Garryowen, Declan will become President
of the IRFU in the season
In welcoming his election, Garryowen President Pat Whelan stated that “This is a
great honour for Declan, his family and the entire Garryowen community. We hold it
as an obligation in Garryowen to contribute to the IRFU on and off the field, and
Declan will follow in the great tradition of Jack Macauley, JM O’Sullivan, Dermot G
O’Donovan, Kevin Quilligan, and his son John Quilligan, in holding the honour of
being President of the Union.
It is a testimony to the long service that Declan has given to Garryowen, Munster and the IRFU that he now is in line to lead the Union in the coming years, at a critical juncture for the future of the game” said Pat, who
himself served for many years on the IRFU Executive Committee, the IRB and most
recently Chairman of the Six Nations.
Garryowen would also like to congratulate John Robinson from Ballynahinch RFC on his election as IRFU President and Greg Barrett of Cork Constitution FC as Senior Vice President, and we look forward to meeting them in Dooradoyle in the coming season.
Photograph Irish Rugby, “IRFU”, 2022, via www.irishrugby.ie