It is with deep regret that we announce the passing away of Eric Archer.
Eric, who along with Leslie Doyle, Donal O’Sullivan and Billy Dennehy founded the club at an inaugural meeting on October 15th 1937 in The Carnegie Library in Greystones. There were 25 present at the meeting.
Eric was a witty and articulate man and always a huge club supporter in all of those remarkable 80 years. He will be missed by not only Greystones Rugby Club but the wider rugby community in Ireland.
A few years ago a letter was sent to him, simply addressed:
Eric Archer, Greystones.
It got to him, no problem.
Among his many achievements he was the President of the club in 1976 and again in 1977, when we achieved Senior Status, he described it in his own unique manner:
“Yes I was President for those two years, in fact I made such a bags of the first year that I had to stay on for the second. Getting Senior Status was a big achievement and I think that’s probably how I lost my hair!”
He was a Life Member of both Greystones and Rathdrum rugby clubs.
The President and Executive of Greystones RFC and the membership wish to pass on our sincere condolences to his family.
Reposing at Colliers Funeral Home, Old Connaught Avenue, Bray on Friday evening, 30th June, from 5.00pm to 7.00pm. Funeral Service on Saturday morning, 1st July, at 11.00am in St. Patrick’s Church, Church Road, Greystones followed by burial in Redford Cemetery, The Grove, Greystones. Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to RNLI or ISPCA can be made at the funeral home or church.
Date of Death: Thursday 29th June 2017