It is a tremendous honour and privilege to be the 2018 -2019 President of City of Armagh R.F.C. and I am looking forward to another busy and enjoyable year for this great club.
We have to keep in mind the leadership of all our Past Presidents from 1875, but last season with John Lennon in charge, well, how do you follow that? Congratulations John on leading us through the most successful season of rugby ever at all levels, up and down the Club and bringing home the trophy for Ulster Rugby Club of the Year. Incredible!
As our players begin to muster for the new season and with most of our teams stepping up to new challenges, we wish them well. In particular, our senior squad in AIL 1B, what an achievement! A huge effort last season, playing fantastic rugby, we wish you all well in setting such a high standard on and off the pitch, for everyone to follow.
With our Club in such a vibrant and positive place, lots of praise must go to our volunteers. We have a grand clubhouse in such a beautiful setting at the Palace Grounds, but our greatest asset is our volunteers. The energy, the skill sets, and determination is amazing. A big thank you to you all for your efforts. I hope everyone is well rested and ready for the incoming season.
A special mention must go to our ladies, in everything they do, they bring a warmth and welcome to our club that is second to none.
For all our efforts, very little would happen at the Palace Grounds if it were not for our sponsors, the lifeblood of the club. I want to thank all our local businesses, individuals and local council. Your financial support is greatly appreciated and I can assure you, it is all put to good use and I would urge all Club members to support those businesses that do so much for rugby in Armagh
Sponsorship is also the life-blood of our club and I want to thank every business that is helping our club financially in the season ahead. Whether it is by sponsoring a pre-match lunch, sponsoring kit, or taking an advertising board, your financial contributions are most appreciated.
So, I wish all our players, the girls, minis, youth and seniors, our coaches, team managers, physios, volunteers and of course, our loyal band of supporters, an enjoyable and successful season with City of Armagh R.F.C.
Yours in Rugby,
President - City of Armagh Rugby Club