GERARD “Twin” McMahon is the new chairman of St Joseph’s GAA Club Miltown Malbay taking over from the outgoing chairperson, Caragh Griffin, who did not seek re-election.
The outgoing chairperson in her address, to the large attendance, highlighted the main achievements of the club during the year particularly winning the Cusack Cup. She thanked her fellow officers and the club executive for their hard work. She thanked those who managed and trained the clubs team and all who worked for the club during the year particularly the stand development committee.
The club secretary Shane O’Connell gave a detailed account of the club’s activities in 2010. He said, “The club’s momentum is moving in the right direction and while great work was being done at under age level and is showing fruit, more people need to become involved”.
He had a special mention for the senior team management and players. He congratulated Gordon Kelly on captaining the Clare senior football team.
The treasurer Tommy Byrne gave a detailed account of the club’s income and expenditure showing a closing balance of €3,260 in the clubs coffers.
The stand development committee chairman, John Reidy, reported on the development including income and expenditure to date. Phase 2, which includes the construction of four dressing rooms under the stand and a gym has commenced.
The committee, Martin Curtin, Maurice Reidy and Mickey Wilson, which had been assigned to source new officers for the club reported its findings. They proposed a full executive with four new members but had been unable to secure a new secretary. Mickey Wilson paid tribute to the outgoing officers, Caragh Griffin and Shane O’Connell
The following officers were elected for the coming year: president, Very Rev Canon Mullin; vice-presidents, Aidan Carroll and Martin Marrinan; club executive, Gerard Twin McMahon (chairman); Tommy Byrne (treasurer), Noel Walsh, Willie Healy, Michael O’Loughlin, Gordon Kelly, Francis Cahill, Tomás McKenna, Paddy Joe Egan, Jonathon Wilson and Cathal O’Loughlin; senior team management, Michael Neylon (manager), John O’Malley and Martin Flynn.
New chairman at the ’Mills
O’CALLAGHAN’S Mills GAA club held its AGM in the clubhouse in Kilkishen, last Sunday.
Neil O’Brien, secretary presented his report for 2010 in which he reflected that it was a year of progression for the club with the senior team qualifying out of the group for the first time in seven years.
Chairman Joe Cooney congratulated Robert Frost on becoming the new vice-chairman of Munster Council. Joe addressed the crowd before stepping down as chairman after four years of service in the position. Tributes flowed in for Joe’s years of service and the great work he had done in the club, with the opening of the Callaghan’s Mills GAA pitch being the stand-out achievement along with the ongoing development of the stands in both Kilkishen and O’Callaghan’s Mills.
Michael O’Brien was elected chairperson for 2011season with Joe O’Gorman as vice-chairman. Neil O’Brien was returned as secretary and registar along with Joe Meaney as treasurer, John Cooney as assistant secretary and Mike Hogan as PRO.
Ollie O’Driscoll became the new assistant treasurer with Seán McNamara as the new county board delegate and Adrian Flaherty as players’ representative for 2011. Both Irish officer and membership officer positions were not filled but it is expected that the posts will be filled by the first executive of 2011.
Management positions for the upcoming year were also filled with Peter Carmody returned as senior manager, with Seán McNamara junior A manager, Joe Cooney U-21 manager and Joe O’Gorman as minor manager.
The club launched its 2011 calendar reflecting the past 125 years of the club with over 50 pictures of teams included. The calendar is available from all club officers. On St Stephen’s night, the club will hold a dance in the Mills Tavern and tickets are available from club members.
THE annual general meeting of Bodyke GAA Club was held recently. 2010 was reviewed and plans for 2011 were commenced. The meeting heard comprehensive reports from the secretary, treasurer and chairman and various matters were debated.
Outgoing chairman, Gordon Daly, did not seek re-election due to other commitments and he was thanked for his hard work over the past four years particularly in relation to progressing improvements to the field and the clubhouse. The meeting also extended their congratulations to long-serving secretary Seán O’Halloran on completion of his five-year term as chairman of Bord na nÓg Iomaint with the meeting also noting that club president Fr J Minogue was the first chairman of the Bord 50 years ago.
The intermediate and junior team managements were also thanked for their hard work and commitment in 2010 and particularly for ensuring that two teams were fielded against a backdrop of reduced playing numbers. They were also praised for successfully introducing many younger players to championship action. The meeting unanimously re-appointed Leo Doyle and Gearóid Devanney as managers of the intermediate and junior B/U-21 teams respectively. In terms of underage hurling, the year was viewed as being particularly successful and enjoyable and everyone associated with this success were thanked for their ongoing hard work. The highlights of the year included Féile and the winning of the U-15D competition. The U-14 team also had a very enjoyable return trip to visiting Féile team, Fermanagh champions, Lisbellaw St Patrick’s on All-Ireland hurling final weekend.
The following officers were elected for 2011: president, Fr J Minogue and Michael Walsh; vice-president, Peadar Daly; chairman, Kevin O’Brien; vice-chairman, Seán McNamara; secretary, Seán O’Halloran; treasurer, Diarmaid Walsh; assistant treasurer, Marie Kelleher; PRO, PJ Kelleher; Irish officer, Marian Quigley; coaching officer, Seán Doyle; children’s officer, John Slattery; membership officer, Shane Walsh.
ENNISTYMON minor football club had a good attendance at their annual meeting last week when they reviewed the 2010 playing season.
The election of managers and selectors for all underage teams for 2011 will be decided at the January meeting of the club.
Meanwhile, the following officers were elected at the annual meeting:
Chairman, Declan Rynne; vice-chairman, Conor Fitzgerald; secretary, Gerry Murphy; assistant secretary, Cathal Crowe; treasurer, Kevin Glynn; PRO, Shane Talty; youth coaching officer, Conor Fitzgerald; child protection officer, Michael Vaughan; Bord na nÓg reps, JJ Crowe and Conor Fitzgerald; Irish officer, Pádraig Brennan.
THERE were 46 members present, which led to a constructive meeting when the annual general meeting of Coolmeen GAA took place last week.
Six new officers were elected to the following positions chairman, vice-chairman, assistant secretary, assistant treasurer, PRO and youth officer.
The following are the officers for 2011: president, Fr J O’Keeffe; life vice-presidents, Gerald Griffin, John Joe Reidy, Siney Neenan, Morgie Connell, Frank Kennedy, James O’Neill, Johnny Donoghue; chairman, Enda Haugh; vice-chairman, David Neenan; secretary, Des Farrell; assistant secretaries, Susan King, Antionette Quinlivan; treasurer, Anthony Hanrahan; assistant treasurer, Geraldine McMahon; PRO, Joe Corry; Irish officer, Pat Shannon; youth officer, Lourda Carrigg; referees, Tommy Haugh, Gerry Corry, Paul Kenny; registrars, Susan King, Seán McMahon; Bord na nÓg, Lourda Carrig, Noel McMahon;
Players’ injury, Des Murphy; coaching officer, to be elected; county board delegates, Enda Haugh, David Neenan, Susan King, Antoinette Quinlivan; junior management, Tommy Tubridy, Kevin Shalloo, John O’Connor, John McMahon, Tommy Haugh; U-21/minor/U-16; Mike Murphy, Enda Haugh, John Murphy; U-12 13 and 14, Lourda Carrigg John Wallace Noel McMahon, Jack McMahon; U-8/10 John Meaney, Tom Meaney, John Wallace, Micheal Kenny.
IN her report to the annual general meeting of Ruan GAA, secretary Emer Murphy said it was a very successful year for the club, reaching their first adult championship final since 1988.
Many tributes were paid to Emer for her work as club secretary. The meeting failed to find a replacement.
Outgoing chairman, Fintan MacCoitir stressed the need for positivity, stating that the GAA was the heart of the community and that it largely defined our sense of Irishness.
Treasurer John O’Sullivan outlined an operating profit and thanked the Féile sub-committee and the ladies’ finance committee for their fundraising achievements during the year under review.
Intermediate team manager Pat Meaney thanked all for their efforts and Cyril Lyons stressed the need to push on from the start of 2011 and strive to win the intermediate title.
Members observed a minute’s silence for deceased members.
Frankie Lyons is the new club chairman and other officers elected are: Presidents, Jimmy Smythe and Michael Considine; vice-president, Fr Pat O’Neill PP; chairman, Frankie Lyons; vice-chairman, Tom Roughan; assistant secretary, Emer Murphy; treasurer, John O’Sullivan; assistant treasurer, Kevin O’Regan; PRO, Ger Lyons; assistant PRO, Gearóid Roughan; registrars, Niall O’Connor, Danny Lynch; Irish officer, Fintan MacCoitir; child protection officer, Donal Ó hAinifeán; adult team manager, Pat Meaney.
THE annual general meeting of Feakle GAA was held last week when the following officers were elected: president, Jimmy Lynch; patron, Fr Brendan Quinlivan; chairman, Michael Daly; vice-chairman, Harry McMahon; secretary, Damien Pepper; assistant secretary, Francis O’Grady; treasurer, Peter Collins; assistant treasurer, Pat Bane; PRO, Maura Keane; youth officer, Val Donnellan; Bord na nÓg delegates, Val Donnellan and Michael Daly; child protection officer and Irish officer, Fergal Gray; field officer, Jim Loughnane; U-21 delegate, Gary Guilfoyle.
Team managements for 2011 will be appointed at a meeting in the new year.