Gearoid O’Grady, Club Captain
It is a huge honour to be appointed club captain of Bective Rangers Football Club for the coming season. I look forward to welcoming visiting teams, their supporters and referees to Donnybrook. I will do my best both on and off the pitch to ensure we have an enjoyable and successful season.
I want to thank our S&C team lead by Des Earls, our Physio Eric Cullinane, our bagman Steve Rattigan and his assistants Steve Shallow and Shane Comer for their hard work and dedication.
To our president Declan Lawler and all officers of the club, I wish you well in your roles for the coming season. On behalf of all the players, I want to thank you for your continued support and hard work. It is not easy to run a club in this day & age and without the support the club receives from its many sponsors it would be almost impossible, their support is greatly appreciated.
To our coaches Dave Murphy and Niall Smullen, I look forward to working with you both during the year. The last couple of seasons have been challenging but I have no doubt that the hard work that has been put in during the summer to strengthen the squad will bear fruit. I want to welcome all those new players to the club, I’m sure you will enjoy your time in Bective both on and off the pitch.
Finally I want to thank my wife Rebecca and my parents Andy and Josie for your support over the years.
Gearoid O’Grady – Club Captain 2016-2017