I am thrilled and honoured to serve as President of this great historic Club for the 2019-20 season. Clontarf FC has, in recent decades, developed into one of the premier clubs on this island in terms of participation, diversity, inclusivity and indeed success on the playing pitch.
Our facilities have greatly improved in recent years, enabling the expansion of different playing sections, in particular women’s and girl’s rugby, together with the admirable “Clontarf Bulls” programme. I am one of a long line of Presidents who, along with our committees and volunteers, have been entrusted with the continuation of this upward trend. We, on the Executive Committee, along with all our sub-committees will endeavour to create the atmosphere, along with the resources, to enable all sectors of our club to flourish this season.
One of my initiatives as President is to introduce the new Clontarf FC newsletter; “The ‘Tarf Times”, the aim of which is to encourage a greater Club awareness, participation and camaraderie through current news, results and other varied newsworthy articles. We will be encouraging participation from each sector of the club.
I would like to take a moment to thank all of our sponsors, who are such an important part of our Club. In particular, I would like to thank Willis Asgard, our main sponsor, Clontarf Castle and MSL for their continued support and I am delighted to welcome Mason Hayes and Curran on board as a new sponsor. We welcome Energia as the new sponsor of the AIL, and I would also like to acknowledge those who have taken pitch signs and make contributions to various teams, events and initiatives throughout the season. I would ask all members and supporters to make a conscious effort to support our sponsors where possible during the year.
Finally, I would like to thank in advance all our committees, volunteers, coaches, managers and players for your hard work and commitment this coming year and I truly hope we will all have an opportunity to share in some success on the pitch at the latter end of this 2019-20 season.