James Blaney, Blackrock College RFC Head Coach 2019-2020

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As the newly appointed Head Coach I would like to thank everyone for the warm welcome and say how hugely excited I am about the challenge ahead. Blackrock RFC is a massive club, one which everyone expects to be at the top end of Irish Club Rugby.

When I walked through the gates of Stradbrook what stood out most was the set up and facilities. It is evident that the club have invested heavily in this aspect over the last few years. I believe it will be a privilege to lead the Firsts and to do it in this environment is a real bonus.

Since taking over, we have been working effectively on our recruitment strategy. This is an absolute necessity in the modern game if we want to compete at the highest level. There will be several new faces amongst the Senior squad which I believe will compliment the existing group allowing for greater competition for places at both first and second level.


Please join me in wishing them well and welcoming them to the club.

Thanks to all the club sponsors, your continued support is greatly appreciated.

Finally as important as the players, are the people who support and watch the games each week with great anticipation we thank you for your support and undertake to repay your commitment in kind with a style of rugby befitting this great club.

Kind regards
James Blaney