I would like to extend a very warm welcome to all our visitors, sponsors, and members to Dr. Hickey Park. I am honoured to be President of Greystones for this season and privileged to follow in the footsteps of my predecessors. I hope we will be successful both on and off the pitch.
To run our club we rely very much on the support of our generous sponsors. Eddie O’Dwyer of Dwyer Nolan support for Greystones for many years now has been magnificent. I would like to thank all our sponsors for their continued generosity. Please support them when you can.
I would like to wish our Captain, Ben Armstrong, all the teams, our Senior Coach, Reggie Corrigan, all coaches, team managers, and our volunteers every success. I would also like to thank Steve Cranley who is stepping down as first team manager after many years hard work and wish Paul Lennon every success as new manager.
Our primary goal is to go straight back up to Division 2A of the AIL League, and it will take a whole-club effort to achieve this goal. Our youths’ section goes from strength to strength and thanks goes to all involved in nurturing the future of our rugby club. Ladies rugby has become increasingly popular and we look forward to our own ladies section becoming an integral part of our club. I am also delighted that Fergus McFadden will once again be the Ambassador of our Greystones Seagulls team.
I would ask our members to support our players by attending matches and help build up a good team spirit. New members are always very welcome to join, so please ask for an application form and join in with what Greystones RFC has to offer. We held a 7 a side tournament in July and I would like to thank our Marketing Committee for all the hard work they put in making this a very successful and enjoyable day at the club.
Good luck to our new chairman, Gary Nolan, and his hard working Executive Committee who will voluntarily run the club for the upcoming season. I know our General Manager Eddie Lonergan will run things smoothly for the club so our members can enjoy our facilities.
Finally, I hope we have a great season and I look forward to meeting you during the year.
Greystones RFC 2013-14