Greystones

Greystones

Updated on 09/11/2019


Greystones RFC was formed in 1937 after a meeting in the Carnegie Library in Greystones attended by twenty mainly schoolboys intent on founding a club to represent the town. One of the original young men, Eric Archer is still an active member of the club and played a full part in the 75th anniversary celebrations. The club archives show that the initial membership subscription of 5 shillings “was discussed with some controversy” at that meeting but was finally adopted. A sum of £4 was required to pay for the annual rent on the grounds and a life membership of £1 was proposed in order to raise the rent money,They won their first trophy in 1944 when they won the Metropolitan League.