2019 has been the most successful year to date for our Senior Rugby squad, and as the curtain closes on this season, we wish to take a moment to reflect on the incredible journey that has been taken, and to thank all those involved. Although they did not come away with the Senior Cup, they gave a performance in the Sportsground in Galway that spoke volumes of the spirit and dedication of not only the squad but also the management and coaching team. In particular, we wish to sincerely thank Mr Eimhin Griffith, Patrick O’Farrell. Aidan Farrell, Dave Purcell and Noel Galvin. They created a strong, unified, positive team environment in which players were willing to give their all for each other. Despite their defeat, our players are our heroes, having demonstrated courage, dedication and honour at every point throughout their campaign. Officials from Connacht rugby were hugely complementary about the level of respect and sportsmanship shown by the team.
All of the hard work on the pitch could not have been achieved without the work behind the scenes and the fervent support from the sidelines. We were humbled by the support we received from the entire community – it was wonderful to see posters, bunting, flags decorating the town. Thank you also to local media who gave a huge boost to the players through their positive coverage. The huge crowds that showed up at the matches was also incredible. And a massive thank you too to all the parents and teachers who helped out in every way. We wish to congratulate Garbally on their win, and we look forward to next year!
Finally, we have entered a competition with Roscommon Credit Union to win sports gear, and we would encourage all of our supporters to visit their website and vote for our entry which is a short video of the supporters, management and team. It is also available on https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=goNcF2FU1r8