Navan Rugby Club season 2019/20.
It is with pride and pleasure that I accept the role of Club Captain for the forthcoming season of Navan Rugby Football Club and I look forward to successfully representing the Club.
I would like to congratulate Brian Flanagan, our new Club President and wish him every success.
I played my first Under 6 match with Navan in 1997, and right through the wonderful underage structure that Navan is famous for, we were lucky enough to have great success and always felt so proud to wear the Navan Jersey. We wouldn’t be in the position we are today if it wasn’t for the great work that is and has been done at underage.
As this year’s Captain, it is with great pleasure that I welcome all players, members, supporters and referees to Balreask Old. Our clubhouse is one of the finest in the country, and our pitches are a credit to Ralph our groundsman, it makes us the envy of many visiting teams.
After gaining three successive promotions over the last three years, there is huge excitement within the squad about the season ahead and the challenges we will face in Division 1B.
Ray Maloney continues as head coach this year and I would like to wish him the best of luck for the year ahead along with his backroom team of James O Neil, Stephan MacGabhann and team managers Spencer Vodden & Adam Delahunt. The commitment, ambition, enthusiasm and ability of this group of players will reap great rewards and it is my privilege to be their captain.
I would like to wish our Minis, Youths & Ladies teams the best of luck for the season.
I would like to finish by thanking our very generous sponsors, and your support is very much appreciated by the players, thank you one and all.
Finally, a sincere thank you to all our loyal supporters who travel every match day to cheer us on. Your support does not go unnoticed and is massively appreciated.
Yours in Sport,