Club Patron – Jack Leathem

Jack Leathem is the patron of Lurgan Rugby Football and Cricket Club.

He is a retired civil servant (HM Customs and EXCISE). He was educated at Lurgan College – a local grammar school – Stranmillis College, and Belfast and Queen’s University, Belfast, where he took a BSc. (Econ).

His interests are gardening, reading and sports.

Jack played cricket (pre-amalgamation) and Rugby (pre and post amalgamation) for Lurgan between 1955 and 1976.

He was a member of both rugby section and management committees. Was elected to first committee (rugby) in 1970 and held office in some capacity in the club until 2010.

He lives in the village of Waringstown with his wife, Maureen, three miles from his birth place. When he has the time to do so, he also writes poetry and short stories.

He has recently published his latest book Aughillie.