As this year’s Captain of Navan RFC, it is with great pleasure I welcome all players, members,
supporters and referees to Balreask Old. Having started playing rugby at minis level with Navan at the
age of 6, it is a massive honour for both myself and my family to be selected as Captain for the
forthcoming 2017/18 season. I intend to represent Navan RFC to the best of my ability.
As a lot of the older stalwarts of Navan RFC have retired or moved on, as a squad it feels like the start
of a new era for the senior team. With the addition of some new recruits, old heads and youths, who
have progressed up to the senior team from the highly successful under age system, we have the
potential to achieve the highest possible finish in Division 2B. All I ask of the players is to wear the
Navan jersey with pride and buy into the team ethos.
Alan Kingsley continues as head team coach this season along with Dara Fallon as forwards coach.
Hopefully their knowledge and expertise will continue to improve players on both an individual and
team basis and bring further success to Navan RFC. I would like to wish them both all the best for the
season ahead. I would like to thank our strength and conditioning coaches Bernard Smyth and Darrel
Smith, physiotherapist Stephen MacGabhann, Team Mangers Spencer Vodden and Adam Delahunt,
Video analyst Mick Aughey and operations manager Craig Macken. Your passion, commitment
and dedication is hugely appreciated by all of the players.
I would like to wish all players, coaches, managers and volunteers from minis level right up to senior
level, on both the ladies and mens teams, all the best for the upcoming season. I am hopeful that we
will have a lot of success to celebrate throughout the Club.
To our president Gerald Williamson and the rest of the executive committee, I congratulate you on
your election and wish you all the best in your roles.
A sincere thank you to all our supporters, your support is massively appreciated, and to the never say
die group that travel the length and breadth of the country with us, all I can say is that we value your
support immensely.
Yours in Rugby
Bryan McKeever
Club Captain 2017/18