A new committee has been formed tasked with all fundraising on behalf of Monaghan GAA. Club Monaghan is a merger of the old Monaghan Supporters Club and other fundraising activities under one committee. The idea came from County Board Chairman Paul Curran and it follows on from similar operations which have had success in other counties, such as Club Tyrone. Club Monaghan will seek to raise much-needed funds through activities such as the half-time draws; merchandise sales; a golf classic; a revamped direct-debit Cloghan scheme and a ‘Take Me Out’ night.
The first meeting of the new committee took place in the Hillgrove Hotel in Monaghan last Friday. The committee is made up of Chairman Declan Flanagan, Secretary John Kieran, PRO Séamus McMeel and committee members Paul Curran, Mary Kerr-Conlon, Séamus McCarville, Eugene ‘Nudie’ Hughes, Mark Kellett, Gabriel Reilly and Séamus Reilly.
The following coordinators were appointed: Mary Kerr-Conlon (half-time draw); Séamus McMeel (merchandise); Séamus McCarville (golf classic); ‘Nudie’ Hughes (‘Take Me Out’); and Declan Flanagan (direct-debit scheme).
Perhaps the most significant undertaking by the committee is the forthcoming re-launch of the direct-debit scheme. A new brochure has been prepared by John Kieran, Mark Kellett and Gabriel Reilly, details of which will be released in the next couple of weeks. Declan Flanagan will visit all the clubs in the county to outline the plans for the scheme.