Connacht Rugby mourn the loss of former IRFU President Dr. Anthony (Tony) Browne, who passed away peacefully at his home in Kingston, Galway, surrounded by his loving family.
Hailing from Moygownagh in Mayo, Tony was the recipient of Connacht Rugby’s ‘Lifetime Contribution to Rugby Award’ earlier this year.
From 1982, as Connacht Rugby Branch Rep, he was a member of the IRFU National Committee and was Chairman of some of the most important National Sub Committees including those dealing with Schoolboy Rugby and Refereeing Standards.
In 1990 he was appointed President of the Connacht Rugby Branch and a year later he became the first and only person ever in the history of Corinthians to hold the office of President of IRFU.
Tony will be reposing from his home (Eircode H91 YH W4) on Sunday 18th August from 4.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
Removal on Monday (19th) to the Sacred Heart Church, Seamus Quirke Road to arrive for Requiem Mass at 11.00 a.m. Funeral after Mass to Rahoon Cemetery.