It was with deep sadness that everyone in Leinster Rugby learned of the passing of former Team Manager, Ken Ging, this weekend.

Ken, a proud member of Greystones RFC where he served as President, played for Munster Rugby and was hooker on the team that famously beat Australia in 1967.

In his playing career, he represented Munster and a Rest of Ireland XV and got an Irish Final Trial.

Ken started his playing career with Monkstown (1954) and joined Greystones the following year, before moving to Lansdowne (1962), Sunday’s Well (1966), St Mary’s College (1969) and then finally returning to his home of Greystones (1972), for whom he served as captain, coach, chairman and Club President.

With Leinster Rugby, Ging was chairman of the senior selectors and chairman of the under-20 selectors, before joining as Team Manager under Mike Ruddock.

He was well known to those in Leinster Rugby in that role as Team Manager, retiring in 2004, but to many many more, across Leinster and beyond, he was a brilliant story-teller and brilliant company and was never short a story or two.

He will be missed hugely by all those that knew him or had the pleasure of working with him or spending time in his company post-match or at various functions over the years.

All our thoughts are with his family, in particular his daughters Debbie and Kim, and all his friends.

He was one of a kind and will be hugely missed.

Funeral details – please click HERE.