SIXMILEBRIDGE GAA Club is confident that it will be successful in getting one of the GAA’s €25,000 grants from the use of Croke Park by other sports bodies for its development programme.
Clare GAA is to choose 10 clubs, who will each receive a grant of €25,000.
The recent annual general meeting of Sixmilebridge GAA was told that in the past four years, the club had spent €1 million developing its facilities to the highest possible standards. This has included the installation of a full sand-based pitch at O’Garney Park, the installation of flood lights, resulting in the pitch being able to host evening matches, the installation of an electronic scoreboard and the provision of an extension to the Tom Morey Stand. In addition, the club has carried out the complete levelling and redraining of its second pitch at Cappa Lodge and the erection a new building with four state-of-the-art dressing rooms and gym facilities.
Very soon, the club will install 1,200 new seats in the Tom Morey Stand at O’Garney Park, which will cost €20,000.
To date, almost €400,000 has been raised for the development by local contributions. The development is on target and on budget.
Plans to acquire lands adjacent to the Cappa Lodge field from Clare County Council are now underway and it is hoped that an AstroTurf facility for all clubs in the parish can be built. These details were presented by the development committee chairman, Paddy Meehan, to club members at the annual general meeting of the Sixmilebridge senior club last week in the GAA pavilion. The meeting was preceded by mass for deceased members, celebrated by Fr Harry Bohan.
Treasurer, Christy O’Connor reported that it cost €73,000 to run the club last year.
The U-21 hurlers were congratulated on winning the A championship in ’09, while the Scór groups were also praised.
Discussions took place on the county senior hurling team management and the county board’s handing of the situation.
The meeting heard reports from their various sub-committees. The position of adult team selectors, senior, intermediate and junior, will be discussed at a re-convened AGM in January.
The following officers were elected: The president/patron is to be appointed the next meeting; chairman, PS Mac Giolla Phádraig; vice-chairman, John O’Meara jnr; secretary, Rory Liddane; treasurer, Christy O’Connor; assistant treasurer, Mary Corbett; PRO, Tom Sheehan; development chairman, Paddy Meehan; lotto chairman, Seán Griffin; hall chairperson, Francis Downes; registar, Michael Liddane; U-21 manager, Seán Stack; county board delegate, Seamus O’Halloran; proxy, Pat Keane.
St Senan’s, Kilkee
St Senan’s, Kilkee GAA Club held their annual general meeting last week. All reflected on a successful year for the club, which saw the senior team return to the Cusack Cup by winning the Garry Cup and reach a third county senior football championship final in seven years. The year also saw the return of the Cois Fharraige Music Festival, which provided a big boost for both the club and the town in general.
The meeting paid tribute to Donal Hayes, who stood down as chairman after a very successful seven years of service. Peter Muldoon was unanimously elected as the new chairman. Robert Fitzpatrick was also elected as joint assistant treasurer, while Jane Larkin took over from Karen Reilly as assistant secretary.
The officers for the coming year are: president, Willie Keane Snr; vice-presidents, Seán Marrinan and George Roche Snr; patron, Fr Gerry Kenny; runaí, Seán O’Loingsigh; chairman, Peter Muldoon; treasurer, Darragh Kelly; assistant treasurers, David Russell and Robert Fitzpatrick; PRO, Diarmuid Keane; youth officer, Michéal Keane; Irish officer, Ger Keane; county board delegate, Seán O’Loingsigh; assistant secretary, Jane Larkin; vice chairman, Patrick Keane; registrar, Karen Reilly.
Liscannor GAA Club held their AGM on Saturday night in Moher. At a well-attended meeting, there were a number of changes in the executive of the club. Caitriona O’Connor is the club’s new secretary, while Niall Considine has taken over as treasurer after serving as assistant treasurer for the last number of years.
Former player Martin Guerin has taken over as manager of the senior team, while it was decided that the club will not field a junior B team in 2010, a year that will mark the 25th anniversary of the reformation of the club. The meeting decided that the club will mark this occasion and plans will be announced shortly. The following officers were elected: president, Tom Hogan; vice-president, TJ Nagle; chairman, Patsy Considine; vice-chairman, Martin Clohessy; secretary, Caitriona O’Connor; assistant secretary, Kieran Considine; treasurer, Niall Considine; assistant treasurer, Brian Considine; registrar, Karol Greene; PRO, Marie Considine; county board delegate, Richard Nagle; Irish officer, Dara Blake; youth officer, Joe Considine; finance committee, Niall Considine, Brian Considine, Karol Greene, Robert Lucas, Michael O’Gorman, Michael McInerney and Tony Considine; field committee, Martin Clohessy, Michael Murray, Neilus Burke and Brian McDonagh.
The annual general meeting of the Cratloe Minor GAA Club was held in the school hall last week. Members reviewed a year in which the club had teams competing at all levels in hurling and football from U-8 to minor and played over 100 games.
The following were elected for 2010: president, Fr L Enright; vice-president, Denis Conroy; chairman, Jerome De Loughrey; vice-chairman, Brian McMahon; secretary, Geraldine Hallisey; assistant secretary, Joan Deegan; treasurer, Norma Lehane; assistant treasurer, Noreen O’Brien; PRO, Barry Gleeson; registrar, Linda Daly and Helen O’Kelly; child protection officer, Margaret Carroll; Scór na nÓg, Maria Lucey and Betty O’Kelly.
Many tributes were paid to outgoing chairman, Denis Conroy and outgoing secretary, Eileen McGrath for their work over the past three years.