New Club President for Monkstown Football Club

Monkstown President

Local Sandymount resident Gerry Hegarty, left, has been elected President of Monkstown Football Club for the 2013/2014 Season. The former Irish Army officer will be the 81st president in the club’s 130 year history.

“I consider it a very special honour to have been asked to be President. Monkstown FC is one of the oldest rugby clubs in Ireland. It was founded in 1883 and originally located in Monkstown in South County Dublin. However, the club moved to its current location between Sydney Parade and Park Avenue in 1901 and has been playing rugby in Sandymount ever since. We are ambitious to make next season – our 130th anniversary – a memorable one on the playing fields. We have a new coach in place and are actively recruiting new players, locally and from further afield.

“I would welcome new players and would particularly like to see ex-members who live in the area returning to the club. Next season, we will be making a special effort, with mini rugby and building on the success of our under-16 squad last year.

“I would love to see more people from Sandymount, Irishtown, Ringsend and Donnybrook at our games each weekend. I can guarantee a warm welcome and that you will enjoy your rugby here.

“I am proud of Monkstown FC and its long association with Sandymount. It has a lovely grounds and a very welcoming, convivial club house – an ideal place to watch an international match or a Leinster game on one of the big screens if you haven’t a ticket.”