Tuam RFC

Founded 1970

Co. Galway




Paddy Halion was such an important member of Tuam Rugby Club and his untimely death in 2012, left a huge void in the club. 


Paddy played rugby for Tuam from underage right up to the firsts, always giving his all. He was a hugely popular person on and off the pitch and had a wide circle of friends. He loved his rugby and was well respected by opponents as well as his teammates.


He won an under 20s medal with Tuam RFC in the 1989/1990 season and was also a member of the Connacht rugby junior team in the late 90s, early 2000's. While he was part of the Connacht team, Paddy used to travel to games with his good friend and current Tuam RFC President, Seàn Higgins. They were both part of the Connacht team who defeated Munster in their own backyard in 1999. 


After Paddy's sudden passing in 2012, the club felt it was important to keep Paddy's memory alive and thanks to huge work by another good friend of Paddy's, Owen Lydon (Dygo), the Paddy Halion memorial over 40s Galway v Mayo annual rugby match was set up. Many of Paddy's former teammates have dusted off their boots and played in memory of their good friend. Paddy's late mother, Nora, often presented the winning captain with the cup. Unfortunately due to Covid 19 the game hasn't been played the last number of years but will return in the future.


Paddy Halion will always be a huge part of Tuam RFC and we remember him fondly forever.

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