It is once again a massive honour for me and my family to captain NUIM Barnhall RFC for the 2013-14 season.
I would like to offer a warm welcome to all players, supporters and officials to Parsonstown and the North Campus of NUI Maynooth.
I would like to extend a big thanks to Eddie FitzGerald, our director of rugby, who continues to work tirelessly to improve rugby in all areas of our club.
I would like to give a big thanks to all our sponsors who have stuck by us in these difficult times. Indeed, yet again, we have continued to increase the number of sponsors which is a great tribute to the hard work of the marketing committee. Without your support we would be unable to continue to thrive as a club.
I would also like to thank all the committees who do so much work to make the club function. As players, we particularly appreciate the work done by Christy Dunne, Sean Kirby and the grounds committee.
After three progressive seasons, we, as a club and players, are determined to rise through the ranks of Irish rugby.
The success of our Premier A team in gaining promotion to division 2A of the All Ireland League was a fine achievement and appreciated by all our supporters.
The brave decision of the under 21 team to participate in the JP Fanagan premier league last year was rewarded with the winning of the JP Fanagan Premier B Super 6’s League . Well done to David Kirk, Nathan Lawless, Anto Larkin and, of course, a fine team
This season the senior squad has retained all the management team from last year. My best wishes to Dennis Bowes, Eoin Hogan and Jim Nolan .
This should be hugely beneficial to our young squad.
My best wishes to all the players, coaches, managers and helpers of the Premier B team, Development team and the Butchers team and to our youths, minis, ladies and girls rugby teams.
We have an enormous number of teams hitting the field each week.
On behalf of all the players in the club, I would like to tell the development committee how pleased we are to see the work that has started on the new dressing rooms and gym. This is a great signal for the progression of our club.
Finally, congratulations to our incoming President Michael Mousley. Let’s hope we give you and all our supporters plenty to be proud of.
C’MON THE BLUE
Yours in Rugby