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Colin Maguire 1973-2024

Published - 7 June 2024

The club are sad to announce the passing of past player Colin ‘Boon’ Maguire.

Colin was a hugely popular individual during his time at the club in the 90s and there will be a celebration of Colin’s life at Murrayfield on the 17th of June at 4PM.

Andrew Crichton has spoken a bit more about Colin and his time at the club below.

“Colin Maguire first joined AGSFP as a student during season 1991-92 in the old National Leagues Division 4. A product of George Watson’s College in Edinburgh, he quickly established himself in the 1st XV as a centre, where he was a prolific try scorer, known for his strong hand off, speed and defence. Equally adept at 7’s as well as XV’s, he was awarded young player of the year in ‘92-93 season and during the Club’s centenary match in 1993 vs a Scotland XV, he chased down the then Scotland wing, Derek Stark to prevent a try. He was awarded player of the year in back-to-back seasons ‘93-94 and ‘94-95 as the club’s fortunes had turned a corner. Following the completion of his studies in 1995, Colin left Aberdeen for a period of travel but was back with the team in 1997-98 following the club’s promotion to Premier 3 after winning National 1. He was a significant member of a team on the rise, playing in both the centres and on the wing, where he continued his scoring prowess, and he would often refer to Rubislaw as the field of dreams! More promotions with the team followed until Premier 1 was reached after 2000-01 season. Unfortunately, injury robbed Colin of a lot of time in Premier 1 as a fractured thumb, playing against Melrose that season, at Rubislaw, ultimately led to his last competitive match as further injuries during his comeback, forced an early retirement from playing. He was an intensely competitive and supportive team-mate, on and off the field, to all who played for the club in that time, and he was part of a group who came together at the same time, with the same goal, belief and drive to achieve the best they could for each other and the team. He made a difference, and he will be remembered!”

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