UCG mourns former star

Former UCG player Noel Carpenter has passed away.

Noel who played his club rugby at UCG and Galwegians represented Connacht between 1960 and 1965. Indeed he played in the last Connacht team to win in Ravenhill when they defeated Ulster by 6 points to 3 points in November 1960.

Noel took up refereeing on finishing his playing career and was President of the Association of Referees Connacht Branch 1988/89 and 1989/90. He was also previously Chairman of Connacht Schools rugby.

UCG RFC would like to extend its sympathy to the Noel’s wife Áine and the rest of the Carpenter family.

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Reposing at Conneely’s Funeral Home, Flood Street today (Tuesday, 18th October) from 5.30pm. Removal at 7.30pm to the Church of Christ the King, Salthill.

Requiem Mass tomorrow (Wednesday, 19th October) at 11.00am with funeral afterwards to Rahoon Cemetery. Family flowers only by request

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