GRFC Senior Captain’s Address
Firstly, I would like to welcome you all to Dr.Hickey Park for the 2016-17 season. It is a great honour to have been asked to Captain the Senior side for a second season.
I would like to congratulate Jerome O’Brien on becoming the new President and wish him the best for the coming season. Also, I take this opportunity to thank the outgoing President, Fintan O’Hagan for a great year.
Last season as a squad, our goal was to gain promotion up to Division 2A. Unfortunately, we just fell short of this at the final hurdle against a good Sundays Well team. Along the way we did win the Leinster Shield against Wanderers and played some entertaining rugby with some big wins in the AIL. Hopefully, this will give us the confidence to go all the way this season.
I’d like to welcome back all the coaching staff and the backroom staff who along with myself believe that there are big things to come for this young team.
I would like to wish the Women’s, juniors and the U20’s teams all the best for the coming season.
I would like to acknowledge our generous sponsors and to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support throughout the year.
I look forward to seeing you all in our new members’ bar throughout the coming season.
Bobby Clancy, Club Captain 2016/17