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Ger Malone Elected Munster Rugby President

7th June 2018 By The Editor

Ger Malone Elected Munster Rugby President

New Munster Rugby President Ger Malone.

The Annual General Meeting of the Munster Branch was held tonight at Bruff RFC before a large attendance.

The Annual General Meeting of the Munster Branch was held tonight at Bruff RFC before a large attendance.

The outgoing President Charlie Buckley in his address thanked everyone for their help and cooperation over the season and proposed Ger Malone, Bruff RFC, as the new President of the Munster Branch for season 2018/19.

Originally from Mungret, County Limerick, Ger was involved with the town’s GAA club from an early age and played the sport up until his early 20s.

Ger then made the switch to rugby after being invited by Seoirse Clancy, father of international referee, George, to take up the game at Bruff RFC.

“Over the years, I played Junior rugby with the club and enjoyed a reasonable amount of success before getting involved with team management and coaching.

“The club has won several Junior Challenge Cups and All Ireland U20 Leagues since its formation in 1970 and was promoted to Senior ranks in 2004, winning the Munster Senior Cup and All Ireland Cup in 2011.”

Malone served the club as President while becoming a member of the Munster Branch in 2004, before being appointed Chairman of the Munster Branch Rugby Committee.

From there Ger maintained strong ties with Bruff, a club which developed the careers of former Ireland and Munster player John Hayes, international referee Clancy, Munster’s Elite Player Development Manager and Ger’s son, Peter, and Munster’s Assistant Performance Analyst, Paul O’Brien.

“John, George and Paul have made a huge contribution to the club while the two founding members of the club, Nicholas Cooke and Willie Conway, are also still very much involved.

“Bruff has a huge community and volunteer base and it is a fantastic club to be a part of. It is a massive honour for me to represent the club through the Munster presidency and I am looking forward to a busy year ahead with success both on and off the field.”

Outside of rugby, Ger has run his own business for the last 30 years and enjoys a game of golf at his local course, Ballyclough, and at Castlegregory when he spends time in Kerry.

Ger has four boys and four grandchildren, and currently resides with his wife Anne in Crecora, County Limerick.

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