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Paul Johnston

Club President

pauljohnston37@gmail.com   0790 0227600  

It is a great honour to be the 2021-2022 President of City of Armagh R.F.C. and I’m very much looking forward to what I hope will be an enjoyable and successful year for our club. 

The last eighteen months have been some of the most challenging any of us have known and as we tentatively move towards something like normality, my thoughts are very much with those of our members and their families that have been impacted by the pandemic.

Whilst we have had no meaningful rugby at the Palace Grounds since March 2020, our band of volunteers have worked in the background to keep the club moving forward during this time and preparing for what we hope will be an action-packed season. We are extremely lucky to have over 100 volunteers freely giving of their time week in week out to make our club a success and I offer my personal thanks to each and every one of them.

Special thanks needs to go to my predecessor James Scott, who agreed to take on the role of President for an additional year and in doing so provided much needed continuity during an uncertain period. I would also like to acknowledge the great work of our development committee.

As many of you will have seen we have recently completed the first phase of our ambitious redevelopment plan. Our aim is to have a club house and facilities that match the sustained success we have enjoyed on the field across all our teams over the last number of years and to lay the foundation for future success.

As a club we have much to be proud of but I hope and believe our best days are still ahead of us. Our ambition is to establish City of Armagh R.F.C as a leading club both in Ulster and Irish rugby for many years to come. To achieve this, we want to ensure our male and female adult teams have what they need to be successful both in terms of facilities and coaching and to redouble our focus on our fantastic mini and youth sections as they re-emerge from a long period of inaction.

Finally, a word to our sponsors who have been so supportive during the past eighteen months, we greatly appreciate your support and loyalty and look forward to repaying that support this season.

I wish everyone a safe and healthy season and look forward to seeing you down at the Palace Grounds.

Yours in Rugby,

Paul Johnston

President - City of Armagh Rugby Club

Vice Presidents and Past President

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Tom Galbraith

Senior Vice President

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Niall Chapman

Junior Vice President

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James Scott

Immediate Past President

james@thebawnpantry.com
 0772 053 7909
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Executive Committee

John Callaghan

John Callaghan Club Chairman


john.callaghan@irfu.ie
 0792 788 4832
028 9266 3434

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Richard Black Honorary Secretary


jrblack464@gmail.com
 0774 565 1919
028 3752 5566

Noel Conn image

Noel Conn Honorary Treasurer


noelconn@hotmail.co.uk
 0771 425 6909
028 3751 0403

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Gary Bell Fixtures Secretary


garybellrugby@hotmail.com
 0772 981 3503
028 3887 1945

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Noel Conn Finance Convenor


noelconn@hotmail.co.uk
 0771 425 6909
028 3751 0403

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Andrew Nesbitt Sponsorship Convenor


anesbitt@cross-group.org
  0786 052 6090
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Evan Morton Marketing Convenor


evan@conceptadvertising.co.uk
 0780 127 5900
028 9263 4868

John Lennon Playing Convenor


j.lennon@lencoutilities.com
 0776 788 0791
028 3753 9824

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Raymond Donnelly Planning and Development Convenor


raymond.donnelly@donnellygroup.com
 0786 056 8080
028 3756 8080

Brian Lamb image

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Andy Rowan House & Grounds Convenor


andrewrowan@hotmail.com
 0777 157 8471
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Club Sub-Committee Contacts

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Philip Turbitt Bar and Functions


info@cityofarmaghrfc.com
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028 3752 2248

Evan Morton Ulster Branch Senior Rep.


evan@conceptadvertising.co.uk
0780 127 5900
028 9263 4868

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Wendell Magwood Ulster Branch Clubs Rep.


fmagwood@btinternet.com
0783 592 6267
028 3752 4123

Paul McCord Ulster Branch Youth Rep.


mccordpaul02@gmail.com
 0792 004 7667
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Mark Herron Ulster Branch Mini Rugby Rep.


herron510@btinternet.com
0778 998 6992
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Shirley-Anne Donaldson Child Protection Officer


ian_watson_1@btinternet.com
0775 460 3868
028 3753 8742

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Susan Mercer Wonen's Rugby


suecmercer@yahoo.com
0770 451 5539
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Antoine Finn Youth Rugby


finn346@btinternet.com
  0751 621 7742
  028 3753 9837

Jim Crummie Youth Rugby Convenor


jamescrummie@aol.com
  0776 727 1246
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Melanie Beggs Mini Rugby Convenor


melanie_smyth@hotmail.com
  0774 3796897
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