Welcome Message From The President
I am hugely proud and privileged to have been elected President of this great club for the season 2013-2014. I welcome all our visiting guests, their teams, our members and friends to Templeville Road. The club last season under Michael Fanagan achieved high success winning 9 Leinster trophies including the Leinster Senior League Cup. I thank all the coaches, managers and players for their huge commitment. I know it just doesn’t happen, you make it happen.
To club Captain Darragh Fanning, his coaches James, Peter, Jonathan and Management under Paudge and Garry I wish you every success for the season, enjoy it. Let’s get off to a good start in the all Ireland League and let’s see where it takes us. To Kevin Conboy, Director of Rugby and his team I thank you most sincerely for the hard work put in behind the scenes, it makes all the difference.
I wish all our elected captains, coaches and managers together with their teams an enjoyable and exciting season. I would, in particular, like to mention the Minis under Karl Jennings and the Youths under Michael O’Flaherty and Michael Coyle, you and your teams continue to play a huge role in the club’s future. I look forward to meeting the many parents and families of these sections and including them in the shape and vision of our club. Continued success to the Women’s section, 2 teams established and growing, success achieved already at the Gorey 7’s this season.
A special word of thanks to our main club sponsor, Bibby Financial Services and Graham Byrne, your continued support is much appreciated. To our many other sponsors Paddy Power Bookmakers, Alkermes, Northern Trust, Charlie Chawke, Heineken, Canterbury, Fanagan Funeral Directors we continue to be indebted to you. We couldn’t do what we do without you all.
I would like to thank you all who take advertisements in our club year book, hoardings around the main pitch, enter teams in our golf classic, buy raffle tickets, attend our unique pre match lunches.
Best wishes to Denis Murphy and all his team at St. Mary’s College, Rathmines. We look forward to continuing to grow and nurture our strong links. To Gareth Halpin, President of the P.P.U have a great year, enjoy it. Best wishes to Aoife O'Donnell and everyone in Templeogue College.
To all members, remember it is your club, please use our excellent facilities. We badly need your continued financial support. Please pay subs on time, join the monthly club draw if you can or buy a raffle ticket, support a lunch. It is much appreciated by the officers of the club and the executive.
I look forward to working closely with Marie Hammond, Club Administrator, Tony Mc Guinness, Bar Manager and Frank Doyle, Groundsman. You all play a big part in running this club. Also, John Carvill for his continuous work on the pitches, Brian Corrigan for his bar advices and Noel Keegan for his commitment on match day in the car park. Thank you all.
We have new officers and a newly elected executive, I am looking forward to working with you all and getting results. Let’s do it.
Enjoy your visits to Templeville Road.
Steven J. Hennessy
President, St. Mary’s College R.F.C., 2013 - 2014
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