Club Captain’s Message
As Club Captain of New Ross RFC I would like to personally welcome all
players, supporters, parents and visitors to Allianz Park, Southknock for the
2016/17 season. I am again greatly honoured and privileged to represent this
great club in a role that means a great deal to me. This will be my 20th season
pulling on the red of New Ross and I’m as excited for the season ahead as I was
for my very first.
It is important to me to acknowledge the dedication and commitment from all
the club officers/committee members. Tireless work behind the scenes from these
great people is the foundation the club is built on. Led by our President
Michael Bailey, who I am delighted to see staying on in the role, I hope to
support you all to the best of my abilities.
As a team we are in a little period of transition right now, but its
refreshing and exciting to see 11 players come through the youths ranks and play
first team rugby during the past 15 months. Hopefully these young players will
prosper and be the backbone of the senior squad for many years to come. Our
underage system continues to develop not only ability but character and the huge
credit for this must go to all of our youth coaches.
I wish our coaching team of Gordon Doyle and Jared Dunbar, led by Head
Coach Rory Flynn, great success for the new season. Never under estimate how
much us players appreciate the hard work and dedication that you bring to the
Finally I would like to thanks the supporters for the continued support.
Whether it be for the men's, ladies or underage teams, your support is greatly
appreciated and makes running out on to the pitch all the more worthwhile for
I look forward to seeing you all over the coming season.
New Ross RFC