St. Mary's College RFC
St. Mary's College RFC
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A community club steeped in tradition and a home for some of the greatest rugby legends.

Presidents Message

I am indeed very proud and honoured to have been elected President of this great Club and I am delighted to welcome you, Club members, families and friends along with visiting teams, their officials and supporters to the 2018/19 season.

Although relegated to Division 1B our hopes and ambitions are to return to Division 1A where we belong. This season more than ever we need you at or matches home and away – so if you haven’t been to an away match – please do so this year – your voice will be needed more than ever! And it’s good fun on the supporters’ bus!

I wish every success to Club Captain Marcus O’Driscoll, Head Coach Steve Hennessy ably assisted by Jamie Cornett, Barry Lynn and Robert Sweeney … and also to Manager Paudge McGill and his backroom team. We have your back and you have our full support.

Congratulations to our Women’s Team under the Captaincy of Aoife Moore. Best wishes to you, your squad, coaches and Management on your return to the AIL Division 1.

To all our teams in the Metro Divisions, including our Under 20s, our Juniors, Youths and Minis your coaches, managers and everyone volunteering in these areas – the very best to you over the coming season and I look forward to attending your many games. #FromTheGroundUp

If you have spare time on your hands why not volunteer to help at the Club .. make this your year to do so!

Special thanks must go to our main Club Sponsor Softco with Jim Coffey and Susan Spence for their generosity and continued support – your loyalty to us as we fight to return to Division 1 is greatly appreciated. Huge thanks also to all of our Club Sponsors for their support.

Thank you to our advertisers – in the Yearbook and to those who advertise on the pitch-side hoardings, enter teams in our Golf Classic and much more – please contact the office if you think you can help us out.

I would remind our members that this is YOUR club – so please use our facilities – we have a fabulous venue with great staff and the Club really needs you to support it. We’d ask for your continued assistance in paying subs on time, taking a seat or a table at the lunches, or playing the Club Lotto.

Thanks also to Joe Doddy for his leadership and support as Chairman working tirelessly with the Executive Committee. I also look forward to working with Club Administrator Marie Hammond, Bar Manager Tony McGuinness and his staff, Grounds-man Pat Nash and Facilities Housekeeper Rio O’Toole.

I look forward to making new friends during my year as President in the company of old friends and I will do my utmost to uphold the reputation of this wonderful Club.

Let’s do this!!

Jack Ebbs
President 2018/2019