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Navan Rugby Club season 2021/22

I am extremely proud and honoured to be named as Club Captain of Navan Rugby Club for the forthcoming season. It is a privilege to captain such a great team and I look forward to both leading and representing the club over the coming season. Having played rugby here since I was 5 years of age, I know how much the club means to the community and our members so it is not a role I will take lightly.

Firstly, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all players, management, officials and supporters to Navan Rugby Club for the 2021-22 season. To all of our new members, we welcome you and look forward to seeing you in the club. Our clubhouse is one of the finest in the country, and our pitches are a credit to Ralph, our groundsman. They’re a pleasure to play on, and make us the envy of many visiting teams.

As a club, we have worked hard and achieved some great success in recent years. To see how much the club has grown and evolved over these years is testament to all the great work done by so many of our members and volunteers at every level. The commitment, energy and passion shown by all is what makes Navan Rugby Club special. I’ve been lucky enough to play with many different teams, but I’ve always felt extremely proud to wear the Navan jersey.

I’d like to congratulate Rosi Meegan, our new Club President, and Eddie Lyons, our new Club Chairman, and wish them both every success this season. I’d also like to wish our Minis, Youths & Ladies teams the best of luck for the upcoming season.

There is huge excitement within the senior squad ahead of the new season and the challenges we will face in Division 1B of the All Ireland League. We are really looking forward to being back playing matches and competing on the pitch again. We also aim to make an impact off the pitch and get involved wherever possible.

Ray Moloney continues as head coach this year and I’d like to wish him, along with his backroom team of Jason Harris-Wright, Jonny Harris-Wright, Evan Dixon, Stephen MacGabhann and team managers Spencer Vodden & Adam Delahunt, the best of luck for the season ahead.

Additionally, I would like to thank all of our very generous sponsors for their continued support. It allows Navan Rugby Club to compete across all levels and for that we are extremely grateful.

Finally, a sincere thank you to all our loyal supporters who travel every match day to cheer us on. You have followed us around the country in hail, rain, snow and occasional sunshine, helping us get over the line in many games. Your support cannot be under-estimated and is greatly appreciated by all the squad members. We promise we will do our best to make you proud and give you something to celebrate.

Yours in sport,

Conor Farrell

Navan RFC Club Captain 2021/22