I was exceptionally surprised and very honoured to have been invited to go forward as President of Bective for this season 2018/2019 and I would like to thank so many of you (both in Ireland and abroad) for the many good wishes you have sent to the Club and to me for this year.
With a history of 137 years and 100 predecessors, I truly appreciate the privilege of being Club President and can assure you all that I will respect the trust you have placed in me and represent the Club with pride and pleasure.
Barbara Culleton – Club President 2018/19
While the conclusion of last season was very disappointing for the Club, I know that all Club Members and Players are positive in outlook and look forward to the challenge ahead. One of the results of our introduction to the Leinster League is the opportunity to welcome some Clubs to Donnybrook with whom we have ties of friendship, but have not yet played at this level, and we will ensure that our reputation for a friendly welcome to all will be shown throughout the season.
I wish all the very best to our Director of Rugby Emmett Sheridan, our Club coaches, Dave Plummer and Fergal Campion and in particular to Club Captain Aidan Mulligan and his team of players. It is fitting, and a sign of his commitment to the Club, that Aidan is Captain 10 years after leading our Under 20s to success in both the Purcell Cup and the J. P. Flanagan Pennant. I know Aidan’s enthusiasm and commitment will be an example through all the teams in Bective.
I know that we can rely on our Members to continue to support the Club and to attend as many matches and social events as possible through the season.
I wish all our teams from the Minis up to our Vets all the very best and may we all enjoy another year of sport, friendship and great memories.
Yours in Rugby,
President, Bective Rangers F.C.