UCD Rugby CaptainDear Fellow Members,

It is a great honour for me to be elected as Club Captain of UCD RFC for the 2023/24 season. All our playing members, and supporters look forward to the season with a great deal of enthusiasm.

A tough season last year has given all members of UCD RFC, and especially the members of the First XV squad the motivation and drive to get back to playing entertaining, and hopefully, successful rugby. We have retained the bulk of our squad in addition to some positive recruitment which will allow our players and spectators to enjoy Collidge rugby whether played at the Belfield Bowl, or at alternative venues.

I would like to welcome all players to the club for what I hope to be a successful and enjoyable season for all our teams. A tremendous amount has happened inside our Club towards getting our teams ready for the upcoming season. Thus, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the coaches and backroom staff for providing a positive environment to make it happen.

To all our visiting teams, referees, officials, and supporters I extend a genuine “Collidge ” welcome to the UCD Bowl this season. Indeed, I hope you enjoy the brand of rugby we play during the course of the season. I also hope that, after the match, you all enjoy the hospitality our club has to offer. Finally a special word of thanks goes to our University College for providing and maintaining such excellent facilities.

Finally, we are very grateful to our sponsors, Ernst & Young for their generous sponsorship this season and beyond, which is greatly appreciated.

Bobby Sheehan
Ad Astra

Club Captain UCD RFC 2023/24