Connacht Rugby is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Michael ‘Mick’ Grealish – describing him as one of their greatest friends and a true giant of rugby in our province.
A former Connacht Rugby President, Mick dedicated his life to the development of our sport at all levels ever since he joined OLBC RFC as an 11-year-old in the early 1950s. In the 60+ years since that day he played, coached and mentored at all levels of the sport.
As a player he captained OLBC to a Junior League and Cup double in 1970/71 – only the second time that was achieved by the club. He also held the unique triple role of both Player/Coach and President for their Junior League win over 1974.
Following the end of his playing career a few years later he remained heavily involved as a coach and administrator, and was coach for their last Junior Cup win in 1986/87.
Connacht Rugby have expressed their deepest sympathies to everyone at OLBC RFC who will sorely miss Mick as a colleague and friend.