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Michael Dawson

President of Lansdowne FC 2022-23

Ladies and Gents,


It’s my pleasure and an honor to have been elected as President of LFC for the current season 22/23 which is our “150th.” our “sesquicentennial “.


As many of you are aware, Michael Diskin tendered his resignation in the early Summer, we wish him well in the future and thank him for all his great work. I’m delighted to officially announce that Elayne Power, who most of you know, has been appointed General Manager.


I think you’ll all agree that we’re lucky to have such a capable person running the club and I wish her well. On Elayne’s team is Dave Mangan, Bar Manager and Louis Preston, Mr Fixit, two long time loyal servants of LFC. Stephanie Ojo has joined us as Events & Administration Manager and we wish her the best of luck in her new role.


As with any rugby club, rugby is the priority and we’re very lucky to have four really capable guys on our Executive who are driving our Rugby program Senior Vice President Stephen Rooney, he might get out the shorts for his presidency, Enda Bohan, our Chairman of Rugby, John Sparks, Junior Rugby, Brian Moran, Mini rugby. This guys represent us really well and do a mountain of voluntary work, we’re lucky to have them.


The other members of the Executive Committee are , Conor Shaw, Junior Vice President, Kieran Walsh, Hon Sec., Karl Cleere, Hon Tres., great workers who do untold work behind the scenes.


Here’s a list of the guys involved with the various teams.


Senior XV.


Mark McHugh ( Head Coach)


Phil Horan ( forwards Coach)


Damien McCabe ( backs coach)


Mark Flanagan ( lineout)


Paddy Gore ( Manager/Kit/Logistics )


Foster Horan and Eoghan O’Sullivan ( Physios )


Stephen Rooney  ( VP and Director of senior Rugby )




Mark Roche ( Head Coach )


Conor Nugent ( Forwards )


John Kilroy  ( Manager )


Mick Quinn ( Manager)


Physio TBC




Mark McMahon Director of U20 Rugby


Declan Fassbender Head Coach Prem A.


Charlie Doel ( forwards Coach )


Rhys Ruddock ( defense and lineouts )


Aishling Frawley ( Physio )


Adam Curry  ( head coach Prem B )


Bryan Mollen ( backs coach )


John Nolan and Guy Fagan ( team Managers )


J2 / J3/ J4


Ian Hopkins ( director of junior rugby )


Brian Whelan ( manager )


Ross Barry ( head Coach )


Dave Tunney ( Coach )


Mark Quinn ( Coach )


John Sparks ( Coach )


James Caslin ( Manager)


Shane D’Alton ( Coach )


Darragh Mangan and Ian Hickey ( Physios)




Dan Moore  ( Lead and Senior XV )


Luke Thompson ( U20)


Bryan Mollen ( Senior squad )


Mini/ Youth


Matt Bruton U18.5


Paul Nagle U17


Hugh McGauran U16


Oliver Padioleau U15


James Fegan  U14


Simon McDowell U13


David McKeown U12


Janet Trehy U11


Conor Gahan U10


Sebastian Orsi U9


Gavin Lee U8


Mark Quinn U7/6




As you can see, putting all this together is a major logistical exercise, so well done to all. There will be a wine and cheese/get together for the mini rugby parents some time during the season.


We have formed four new sub Committees reporting directly to the Executive, we feel these committees will be of great assistance to Elayne and it also gets more volunteers involved in the running of the club.


Ticketing Committee, Chair Dermot McCarron.

House Committee, Chair Simon Coyle

Membership Committee, Colin Murtagh.

Commercial and Marketing, John Quinn.

The Chairmen are free to co-opt anyone they think fit for purpose and who’ll make a difference. Any member who would like to sponsor something John Quinn is your man.


I would also like to show my appreciation to Alan Cuffe, Gates on AIL days, Michael O’Brien, photography, Cathal Boyle, social media, John Delaney our club PRO and Ricky Geraghty, Fixture Secretary and Noel Boyle, Registrations Officer, who looks after all the senior club registrations ,  as they say “ these things don’t just happen”. Thanks also to Michael Daly who produces excellent match reports for the AIL games, capturing the games to bring to those who can’t always attend and Frank Kenny who takes care of the referees with such diligence.


Obviously this is a big year for the club celebrating the “ sesquicentennial “ and it needs to be celebrated but we also need all of the above to happen, so it was decided to separate the running of the club from the “ sesquicentennial “ celebrations.


Michael Ryan undertook the role as Chair, to keep an eye on all of us, the following people came on Board to help out


Michael Kearney (150 Ball )

John Kearney ( the Match v Irish Universities )

Mark Dawson ( The History Book )

Ciaran O’Reilly ( Business Lunch )

Simon Coyle ( Golf )

Stephen Tunney ( Organizer of the Launch )

Brian Sparks

Joe Leddin

Colin Goode

This committee has been meeting for well over a year and great work has been achieved.



Two things to note from the Executive.









Michael Dawson


President 2022-23


Lansdowne Football Club

Jack O'Sullivan

Captain of Lansdowne FC 2022-23

To the honorary exec, club members, past members, visitors, players, parents and relevant others, it is my pleasure to welcome you all to Lansdowne FC for what is my second stint as the club captain which coincides with the clubs 150th anniversary.

After what might be considered a successful year both on and off the pitch last year collecting Leinster league honours along with All Ireland Bateman cup success and an agonisingly close semi final defeat to Terenure in Lakeland’s, we return for another crack at the coveted AIL.

It is brilliant to see the vibrancy back in our club across all divisions, Lansdowne enjoyed success at senior, u20, junior and underage levels across the season and this wouldn’t be possible without all the players and coaches efforts and time invested in the club so a massive congrats to all and let’s look forward to hopefully repeating it all again.

I would like to congratulate Colin Goode on his tenure as president for the 21/22 season and furthermore welcome president Mick Dawson to his role for the forthcoming season. Mick as we all know will bring a wealth of experience and leadership which I am sure many look forward to learning from. I would also like to congratulate Elayne Power on her new role as General Manager of the club – Elayne puts in a mountain of work for our club on a weekly basis and I am thrilled her efforts are rewarded with this new role. I would like to thank Michael Diskin for all his support over the years and wish him all the very best in his next venture.

With the 150th anniversary of Lansdowne brings its own unique expectations across the club with members who may not have been seen for some time beginning to resurface and it’s fantastic to rekindle those connections. I know Dave and his team are always delighted to see the numbers flock in regardless of the occasion.

We are thrilled to welcome back so many faces from the team of last season while also welcoming the latest crop of new additions. There is a wealth of talent at our disposal and it’s credit to the players and coaches who have dawned the Lansdowne colours before that have created such a lucrative environment. As mentioned, the 150th anniversary brings its own expectations but the key focus will be to continue to bring the brand of rugby which has sparked the great turnouts at some of our AIL fixtures last season.

To all the players, coaches, volunteers, staff and supporters, I wish you all the very best in the season ahead. I look forward to playing my part in pushing this group in the direction of further success and also celebrating a special year in the Lansdowne history books.

Jack O’Sullivan
Club Captain 2022-23

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