carrickfergus rugby football club ================================= founded 1865 ------------ affiliated to the irish rugby football
CARRICKFERGUS RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB
AFFILIATED TO THE IRISH RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION – ULSTER BRANCH
TOM SIMMS MEMORIAL PARK
Phone: 028 9335 1033
25A Dunronan Road
Phone: 07768 492609 (M)
e-mail: [email protected]
LETTER FROM CLUB CAPTAIN 2013/14
It is an honour for me to be Carrick Rugby Club Captain for the 2013 /
2014 season. I take pride wearing the red and black jersey and I am
hopeful that as a committed squad of players we can push for honours
this season both league and cup.
Last year we saw glimpses of what we were capable of and we will look
to build on that during the forthcoming season. We did fall short on
occasions but the margins between losing and winning are so close that
I firmly believe with determination and focus we can brush aside any
team in our league.
We welcome back head coach Warren McClean and forwards coach Neil
Hanna for another season. A special welcome goes out to Jonny Cullen
who joins the coaching set up as backs coach.
Last year we had some great training sessions which proved to be both
varied and challenging. It is vital though for all our training
sessions to be effective that we have maximum numbers in attendance.
The season officially begins on Tuesday 23rd July and we will be
holding a special event on the 27th of July for all players, friends
and families – watch out for news on Facebook.
The youth in all age groups had another strong season and again are a
credit to the club. I wish Mark Kidd and the rest of the coaching
staff / players the best in the coming season.
I must mention the successful ladies team and wish them the best of
luck next year following promotion from their league. This result was
made all the more special as they had a new set of coaching staff and
several girls who had never player rugby before.
Now a little bit of history – Carrick 1st 15 have played in Qualifying
2 for almost 25 years. I strongly believe that the players, club, town
and members deserve the team to be playing at a higher level. We have
the facilities and the set up – all we need is the desire and want.
Let’s see what we can achieve this year.