The new President of Carlow Rugby Club is Justin Hannon who took over the mantle from Pat Slater at last week’s club AGM. Ian Dwyer has moved up to President Elect for 2017-18 and the new Junior President Elect for 2018-19 is Michael Carbery.
On the field of play for the coming season New Zealander Tommy Ratahi will captain the J1 men. The captains of the men’s J2 and women’s Coyotes teams remain unchanged as Tom Bolger and Lisa Doyle.
Other posts for the coming season include Chairman Melvin Elmes (2016-17 Club Person of the Year), Honorary Secretary Rachael O’Brien, Honorary Treasurer Kennedy O’Brien, Finance Chairman Ian Dwyer, Social Chairperson Edel Gibbons, Director of Rugby and Recruitment Michael Carbery, Fixtures Secretary Andy Dooley, Communications Muireann O Toole Brennan, PRO John Shirley.
While Carlow did not win any senior trophies in the 2015-16 season, the club was named as Junior Leinster Club of the Year. Also the club under Pat Slater’s Presidency continued to chip away at its legacy debt.
For the coming season new President Justin Hannon said that the on field priority will be to gain promotion into section 1B of the Leinster League. On club infrastructure he is looking towards the installation of new floodlights.