On behalf of Dolphin Rugby Football Club,and all our members and staff,I am delighted to extend a warm,if not hot,welcome to all players,officials and supporters to Musgrave Park throughout the season. I would like to wish all of our players of all grades and ages, from AIL Div 1A through to our Leprechauns at under 6’s and 7’s,coaches,managers,volunteers and background personnel my thanks and wish them the very best of luck for the coming year. Dolphin is currently thriving at all levels with a large and continually growing mini’s section,youth’s teams from under 13 to under 19,a strong and successful under 21 team and 4 men’s teams from 1st XV,J1’s,J2’s and J3’s. May I wish our Head Coach,Steve Ford and his merry band of assistants,plus Club Captain,Niall Scannell, the very best this forthcoming season.You have our total support and I am certain that you will get tremendous encouragement and support from family,friends and the Dolphin Supporters all season long. Thank you to last years President,Dave Kirk for his friendship and congratulate him on last year’s successes.We have big boots to fill but rest assured we will give it a lash both on and off the field. I would like to welcome our new Director of Rugby,Feargus O’Donoghue and our new Hon.Sec,Martin Goggin to their new positions within Dolphin. And I would like to thank all of our sponsors who contribute so valuably to the running of our club.Without your generous support Dolphin R.F.C. would not be the Club it is or be able to strive to be the Club it wants to be. Club days are great fun in Dolphin and I encourage you to come along and support,be it youth rugby or one of our men’s teams.On AIL days,we always have a pre-match lunch and this combines great food,craic and atmosphere to a fantastic day’s entertainment.If you have not experienced this I would urge you to do so this season.You will not be disappointed.Many thanks to Aidan and the Viaduct Inn for consistency in providing top class fare. Finally,may I wish all of our teams and club members,honour and success over the coming season. Enjoy,everybody.
John Sylvester Club President 2012-13