Monday, November 21, 2011
Our AGM was held on Friday 10th November 2011 in Old Connaught and as usual was well attended. Preceding the AGM, members of our development committee gave an update on phase three of our development plan for Old Connaught. The AGM was very efficiently run by our Chairperson, Frances Stephenson ably assisted by our secretary Vincent Duffy and treasurer Dermot O Brien. The Annual Report contained comprehensive details of club activity from members of management and all our team mentors. Similar to other years, the treasurer's report was discussed at length and was excellently presented by Dermot O' Brien. There were a number of motions discussed with some being passed and other referred back to the incoming committee. Two members of the committee were stepping down after three years in their positions, Ann Longmore, Communications and Gerard Murphy, Development/Facilities. We thank Anne and Gerard for their commitment over the last three years. Niall McCarthy, the Juvenile Rep also stepped down due to work commitments and we thank Niall for taking the position for the year. The election of the incoming officers did not require the use of ballot papers as all were elected unopposed. Emmet Bhre 2012 An Coiste Bainistíochta (Management Committee): Cathaoirleach: Frances Stephenson, Leas Chathaoirleach Tom Walsh, Runai, Vincent Duffy, Cisteoir, Dermot O' Brien, Cláraitheoir (Registrar) Hugh Connaughton, Oifigeach Forbartha d'oiliúint agus Cluichí, (Coaching/Games Development): Liam Mc Graynor, Oifigeach Forbartha / áiseanna, ((Development / Facilities Officer): Patrick Wogan, Oifigeach Cumarsáide, (Communications) Anne Healy, Cluichí do dhaoine fásta, (Adult Games), Ray Donoghue, An tOifigeach Gaeilge agus Cultúr, Brian Lamb, Cathaoirleach na n-óg , (Juvenile-Chairman) John Mc Mahon, Ionadaí na n-imreoir (Players rep), Willy Nolan, Cathaoirleach na mban, (Ladies Chairperson), Siobhan Egan.
Paul Sweeney has been named as Club Person of the Year for his work in establishing the Camogie side of the club which is growing all the time. Paul has put in a huge amount of effort and through this we now have over 100 active members participating in teams from Under 9 through to under 15.
Congratulations to Under 10 player, Jamie Baguley, who was a recent Silver medallist in the Butterfly of the Leinster Schools Swimming Gala. He now goes on to the All-Ireland stage of the competition.