President’s Welcome

President’s Welcome:

Welcome to Castle Avenue , home of the current UBL Champions !

 

Season 2015/16 was a phenomenal year for the old Club, with multiple trophy wins at Senior, junior and youth levels and continued growth in rugby participation across the teams. Special mention must go to all involved with the new ” Special needs ” rugby squad which, under the mentoring of Chairman of Rugby Terry Browne, has copper fastened the Clontarf ethos of Rugby for all.

Special thanks to all our sponsors. In particular, thanks to Brian Curtis of Willis Towers Watson who continues as the Clubs main sponsor as we prepare to try to defend the UBL title. I am delighted that the most successful period in the Club’s history has coincided with the generous support of Willis Towers Watson.

On behalf of the membership I would like to congratulate, and thank, Geoff Curran, Chairman of the Executive Committee and his committee members for their outstanding guidance of the Club. The on going development of the all weather surface will continue this year with the plans to add match standard floodlighting progressing steadily. The prospect of multiple evening games under floodlights is a mouth watering one.

Congratulations to Ben Reilly who has assumed the Club Captains responsibilities for a record third season having captained the Club to two UBL titles. May I wish Ben, his squad, the coaching team and the management the best of rugby luck in their quest to retain the title . The senior side is the flagship of the club, the rock on which the wider foundations are laid. Could I encourage all members to support the senior team in the UBL this year.  Clontarf support is widely admired in the UBL and is strongly appreciated by the team.

Finally, could I encourage all members to pay their subscriptions on time and to use the Club facilities for functions or for plain old socialising. Castle Avenue is a special place.  As far as I am aware it is the only rugby club in Ireland without locked gates to its premises. This open gate policy, by design, is a standing invitation to our local community to come in, bring a friend, and make yourself at home in one of the top rugby and social clubs in the country.

 

Peter Walsh

President 16/17

 

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