At a ceremony in the Clubhouse, held before the opening Ulster Bank League game against Greystones, Pat Monaghan, President of Old Crescent RFC, presented a plaque to Eoin Reddan to mark the award of Honorary Life Membership of Old Crescent RFC in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Irish Rugby over his amateur and professional career.
The award of Honorary Life Membership of Old Crescent RFC is a rare honour; only two other Honorary Life Memberships have been awarded since the foundation of the club in 1947. Members were therefore delighted that the two other recipients, Louis Nestor and Jim Roche, were in attendance for the award to Eoin.
Presenting the award to Eoin, President Pat Monaghan said “it was a privilege to present this award on behalf of Old Crescent RFC to Eoin who reached the pinnacle of modern rugby but never forgot his roots and his association with Old Crescent”
Old Crescent members have taken great pride in Eoin’s achievements and in his continued references to Old Crescent as the source of his nurturing into rugby. He has been a credit to his family and to the game of rugby, and Old Crescent members have always been proud to say he is one of ours”
President Pat Monaghan also thanked Eoin Reddan for his gift to Old Crescent of his Rugby World Cup 2015 Irish jersey signed by all the Irish team.
Pictured at the award ceremony were, l-r, Tim Duggan, Senior Vice President, Louis Nestor, Jim Roche, and Eoin Reddan, Honorary Life Members, and Pat Monaghan, President, Old Crescent RFC.