Bandon Grammar School would like to extend a huge congratulation to Mr. Bertie Smith on being elected Munster Branch President.
A native of Timoleague in , Smith was first introduced to rugby while attending Bandon Grammar School, later joining Bandon RFC and playing in the 1973 Junior Cup Final against what would be his next club – Cork Constitution.
Following his move to Con, Smith won representation on the Munster Junior team and by 1975 was a member of the Munster Senior side, playing in the province’s 13-15 loss to Australia in 1976 having also represented the first Ireland B team (now Ireland Wolfhounds) against France the previous year.
Mr. Smith is extremely well known in refereeing circles as a former international referee and as a key member of the Irish Referee Committee.
Joining the Munster Branch as Junior Vice President in 2013 and as the outgoing Senior Vice President, Smith now becomes the 118th Senior President of the Munster Branch.