College football clubs around the country are currently training hard for the Sigerson Cup Competition, which will be hosted this year by the Gaelic Football Club at NUI Galway on 24 and 25 February.
To coincide with the competition, a group of current and past club members have come together, to organise a special Centenary Club and Sigerson Reunion. The event is for all former ‘UCG’ players, trainers, coaches, officers and members of the Club throughout the decades. The event will take place at the Radisson Hotel, Galway on Friday, February 24, 2012.
The year 2012 is a very significant anniversary for the Gaelic Football Club at NUI Galway which was founded in 1911-12 and which won the Sigerson Competition for the first time in 1912. For the 2012 Reunion, the 1962 – 63 Sigerson team members will be guests of honour in recognition of the 50th Anniversary of their wins in both 1962 and 1963. All other winning Galway Sigerson teams of the last sixty years are also invited to join as special guests for the celebration.
While the organisers of this year’s Reunion are keen to celebrate the success of the many successful Sigerson teams, they also stress that this event will be a Centenary celebration of all past Sigerson Competitions, won or lost, and of the Club’s achievements since its foundation. It is expected that former members will travel from all over the country, to renew acquaintances, recall former matches and enjoy the atmosphere at what promises to be a wonderful occasion! A special Centenary Sigerson programme is also being prepared for the weekend event.
As well as organising the Reunion, the current NUI Galway Gaelic Football Club is actively preparing to host the Sigerson Cup Competition in Galway this year, so it’s a case of ‘all hands on deck’, to prepare for what will be a great sporting and social weekend.