I am delighted and very honoured to have been elected as your President for the season 2016/17. UCD RFC is a great club, with great traditions, and my time playing for UCD Rugby Club provides fond memories for me. Personally, I look at the lifelong friendships and experiences I got from my involvement with UCD, which included the odd game of rugby. I passionately believe in the ethos of the club: making friends for life, while developing the players academic and sporting ability whilst having fun and getting to know great people. We look forward to welcoming you to the UCD Bowl and Clubhouse for our home All Ireland League fixtures, both at the games and at the pre-match lunches. These are great opportunities to enjoy quality rugby, demonstrate your support for the Club and at the same time renew old friendships and acquaintances.
We look forward to yet another successful year in 2016/17 under the guidance of Collie Condon, Chairman of the Executive Committee, and Bobby Byrne, Director of Rugby. The club has been consistently successful in Division 1A of the AIL in recent years. We have also enjoyed great success in the U20s, Junior and Ladies levels. I wish Jamie Glynn, Club Captain, and all the other captains, players and coaches our collective best wishes for another successful season. We are very appreciative of the input to the Club of many people at all levels and, especially, the continued support of our advertisers and sponsors. I particularly wish to thank our main Club sponsor, Crowe Horwath, for their continued sponsorship of the Club which is greatly appreciated.
We should also acknowledge our University’s unique contribution in providing the best playing and training facilities in the country. We appreciate the support of all our members and we look forward to your continued support next season. As a rugby club, we are fortunate in that we have many members who contribute actively to our activities and events. We are always delighted to see new members and supporters who wish to contribute to our Club. If you would like to get more involved, in any way, please feel free to contact me or any of our members. We would be delighted to hear from you!
94th President of UCD RF