It gives me great pleasure as President of Clontarf Football Club to welcome our visiting teams and their supporters to Castle Avenue where I trust you will experience strong competition on the pitch and enjoy our traditional hospitality in the Clubhouse afterwards.
It is a great honour for me to be elected President for the season 2014/2015 and
I would like to wish our Club Captain Sam Cronin, Head Coach Andy Wood, their squad of players and backroom staff best wishes for the forthcoming season as they seek to defend their AIL title. It will be a difficult task to better the season just past but I’m sure the preparation and efforts of all the squad and management will be just as committed as in previous years.
Once again a major thank you is due to all our sponsors and in particular our main sponsor Willis. Our sponsors are the lifeblood of the Club and your continued support is greatly appreciated.
To all of the teams in the Club, their coaches and management teams, I hope you all enjoy a competitive, injury free, and fun season. I especially want to wish our newly re-launched Women’s team a successful season. Many thanks to Ralph Mills, Aoife Teeling and Conor McDonald for their work in setting up this new squad. I would like to extend a special thank you to our member Fiona Coghlan, Captain of the Irish Women’s Squad, for all her efforts in supporting this initiative.
I would like to thank our loyal fans and supporters who travel all over Ireland with us supporting our teams. Our supporters are the envy of many clubs and it is wonderful to have such a dedicated group who take the time out to be our extra man on the sideline. Be assured that the players on the pitch appreciate your commitment. Your continued support is invaluable.
We are greatly indebted to our in-house staff, Damaris O’Brien, Club Secretary, Paul Fallon, Bar & Facilities Manager, and Jill O’Neill and her catering staff who regularly go beyond the call of duty to ensure that the Club runs efficiently.
To our Executive Committee and all of our volunteers who give freely of their time and without whom we could simply not survive as a club, thank you all and please continue your good work.
I look forward to seeing you throughout the season supporting our teams from senior to under age level.