Dear Members & Friends

It gives me great pleasure as President of Monkstown Football Club for 2016/2017 to welcome you to the new season at Sydney Parade.

The Leinster League is one of the most thrilling competitions in Amateur Rugby and the line-up of Division 1A for 2016/17 promises an exciting yet difficult competition. The commitment of the squad and management will be 100% and I know the preparation and organisation to date has been very thorough, organised by our head coach David ‘Manners’ Mahon and supported by his team and Club Captain.

Once again a major thank you is due to all our backers and in particular our main sponsor, City Trust, for their continued generosity. Our sponsors, together with our members, are the lifeblood of the Club and your continued support is greatly appreciated. Please support our sponsors where you can.

To all the teams in the Club, their coaches and management teams, I hope you all enjoy a competitive, injury free, and fun season. I especially want to wish our under 20s success and enjoyment during the season, as a strong under 20s represents the future of the club. The development of our minis is equally important and I know much work has been undertaken on this front to date. Sunday Morning is the main focus for the minis so if you would like to join-in, feel free.

I would like to thank our loyal fans and supporters who come to Sydney Parade and travel all over Leinster supporting our teams.  Our supporters are particularly important for away matches so I would encourage new members and old to join us at away league matches (and in Sydney Parade!!) during the season. Be assured that the players on the pitch appreciate your commitment.

We are greatly indebted to our in-house team covering bar and catering who regularly go beyond the call of duty to ensure that the Club runs efficiently.

To our Executive Committee and all our volunteers who give freely of their time and, without whom we could simply not survive as a club, thank you all and please continue your good work.

If you are a visitor to the club for a match I trust you will experience strong competition on the pitch and enjoy our traditional hospitality in the Clubhouse afterwards.

I look forward to seeing you throughout the season supporting our teams from senior to under age level.

Brendan McGovern

President 2016/2017, Monkstown FC