A fantastic night organised by the club on Saturday 21 January in the Southcourt Hotel. Thank you to every one who attended and supported. Oliver Mann, Chairperson of Limerick GAA said a few words of praise about our club before he presented the Intermediate Hurling Championship & U21 Football Championship Medals. Keeping Oliver company was Sean Burke, Secretary of the City Board who presented the Junior B City Hurling players their medals. The well know Pa O Brien, Mungret St. Pauls President was on hand to present the County League Winners medals. Keeping the night rolling on was our master of ceremonies Donal Fitzgibbon, who is a mind of information on our club members and player.
It is always great to be able to celebrate a win and this was the perfect way to get our players, parents, members, supporters and sponsors together. The night was signed off by The Tiny Giants playing into the night.
Club AGM 2016
The 2016 Club AGM took place at the clubhouse on Sunday 8 January in front of a great attendance with a compliment of players and parents. The meeting opened with a minute silence to honor and remember those who have passed through the year.
The Secretary’s Report delivered by Brian O’Halloran ran through the various competitions that Mungret St. Pauls had entered. Covering the highs and lows from all sections in the club. Reports from the various other sections were read; Healthy Club, PRO, Child welfare, Brian thanked the sponsors to the club and everyone that supported the club’s events.
The Treasurer’s Report by Brendan Ryan took the members through the Financial Statements for the year ending 31st August 2016.
The keynote speech was Maurice Walsh Chairman’s Address. It was a bittersweet year as the club progresses to Premier Intermediate hurling in great style for this year, but did not manage to covet many juvenile titles.The Music Festival Committee was highly praised as were all the volunteers for the spectacular event that drew many people to our club, who may never of known about us. Maurice also congratulated every player who represented Limerick through the year and wish the best of luck to those who wear the county colours this year.The Chairman thanked his fellow officers for their support and enthusiasm throughout the past year. He thanked all members, supporters and sponsors for their continued support. Maurice also acknowledged the outgoing chairpersons for the other sections. Sinead Hickey for Camogie, Dermot Flahive for Juvenile and Matt Fennell for Ladies Football and welcomed fellow Kerry native to his new roll; John Rochford who is now Chairman for the juvenile section and Larry Mason who was elected the Chairman for the Ladies Football.
The election of officers took place with the Patron of the club to be confirmed.
President; Pa O’Brien,
Vice-President; Raymond O’Hagan,
Chairman; Maurice Walsh,
Secretary; Brian O’Halloran,
Treasurer; Brendan Ryan,
PRO; Wanda Dwane,
Registrar; Colette O’Grady,
County Board Rep; Raymond Dowling,
City Board Rep; James O’Doherty,
Child welfare officer; Trish Barry,
Irish Officer; Anne Flannery-Hayes.
Positions to still be filled are Camogie Chairperson and Secretary, Football Board Rep and Coaching and Games officer.
If you feel you would like to put yourself forward for these positions please contact Brian O’Halloran.
The following items were passed
1. A list of club members placed on the notice board by 15th of March.
2. Officers and members names from the 5 committee’s available on the noticeboard.
3. A financial report to be given quarterly at the open meetings.
4. Each committee report updates quarterly at the open meetings.
5. The 5 year plan is to be reviewed by early March.
6. First aid available at all matches.
From the floor it was questioned that the new gym stay as a gym not as its original use of a storage. It was confirmed that discussions are currently being made on a resolution.
Thank you to everyone who attended on the night.
Stephen Cahill Charity Football
On St. Stephens Day a charity gaelic football match will take place in the club in memory of a great coach and mentor, Stephen Cahill, who passed away this year. Organised by his sons, Donal, Micheál and Eoin. They would like to invite all who are available and able to play to put your details forward with Donal, Micheál and Eoin Cahill. All proceeds from the game will be donated to Headway’s – Aquired Brain Injruy Ireland and Rathfreadgh Chesire Home In Newcastlewest. Both organizations took great care of Stephen during his illness from 2009 to 2015.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1010706232306252/1014034661973409/ for more details.
To make a donation you can go to www.justgiving.com/teams/CharityGaaDec26th
Thanks for the huge response. Due to the big interest, we are going to have two games. The first will be an Over 40’s men’s game as a curtain raiser to the Men’s Current Team V The Exiles. Past players may declare whether they want to play for the Current team or Exiles, we will best try and accommodate.
Donation links will be finalised this week.
Any questions please contact me Michéal on firstname.lastname@example.org or whats app on +1 214 984 6776.
If you are interested in joining the teams or require more information contact Maurice Walsh on 086-8239000