Message from Pat Rickard, President of Old Crescent RFC

On behalf of members of Old Crescent RFC, I wish to extend a warm welcome to our visiting players,
their supporters and match officials to Rosbrien for the season 2023/24.

I am honoured to follow in the footsteps of many esteemed members to become the 61st president
of Old Crescent RFC and hope to build on their achievements over the past 75 years. I wish to
acknowledge the huge amount of work being done by our many volunteers throughout the club
from under 6s to the 1st XV both on and off the field and thank them for their efforts.

Currently, Club Rugby in Ireland faces many challenges. Our sponsors help us to meet those
challenges with their support and I ask that our members and visitors in turn support them at every
available opportunity.

Match Officials are a critical part of the game of Rugby Union and should always be treated with
dignity and respect. I ask all supporters, both Old Crescent and visiting to be mindful of this when
watching games.

Wishing all who visit Rosbrien during the season a pleasant visit where the past is recalled, the
present analyzed and debated in good spirit and the future is speculated with anticipation.

Pat Rickard


Old Crescent RFC