Fermoy St. Payricks Day

Fermoy 2019 Grand Marshal
Mike Ross

The Parade Committee is pleased to announce that Mike Ross will the Grand Marshal for the 2019 St. Patrick's Day Parade.

A native of Ballyhooly, a past pupil of The Adair School and St. Coleman's College Fermoy, Mike played his early rugby with Fermoy RFC, the club that his father Frank played for with distinction for many years. From Fermoy RFC, Mike progressed through the UCC ranks before joining Cork Con and then onto a professional contract in England with Harlequins.

In 2009 he returned to Ireland where Leinster signed him up. He played for 7 very successful seasons where he helped Leinster win two European Cups, the European Challenge Cup and two PRO12 titles.

Mike also represented Ireland at the 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cups.

After 61 Irish caps and two Six Nation Championship wins, Mike retried from professional rugby in 2017, where he has certainly earned the title as one of the greatest scrummagers that Ireland has ever produced.

We expect that there will be a large turnout for the Parade to show Mike our huge appreciation for the pride Fermoy and Ballyhooly felt when Ireland won those two Six Nation Championships in 2014 and 2015.

Donal O'Lochlainn, Secretary