Clontibret Camogie Club AGM.
A very well-attended annual, general meeting saw a busy and rewarding 2011 reviewed and an excellent committee and plans put in place for2012.
In a wide-ranging and detailed Secretary’s Report, Nora Tomany chronicled the many highs that the club members had experienced especially the U-14 panel who had been chosen by Croke Park to participate in Féile na nGael in Clare/Galway and had also won the Louth U-14 League. Four of this team won the inaugural Camán and Run competition held in Croke Park on All-Ireland final day while Sorcha McDonald had been chosen to play in Croke Park in the Mini-Sevens exhibition game during the All-Ireland hurling semi-final between Tipperary and Dublin.
In addition the U-16 panel had reached the Louth league final while the senior panel had their most successful year ever winning both ‘Corn Gael Linn’, for the 7th successive year, and adding the Monaghan Senior League for good measure. They then went on to reach the Ulster Junior final, played in mid-November, only to lose out narrowly to Castletara, Cavan. 11 of the senior panel won their second All-Ireland Junior ‘B’ medal and Michelle Morgan was awarded ‘Player of the Match’ following this final against Wicklow. What a year!
Of course achievements like this don’t happen overnight or by accident and gratitude was expressed to the parents, outgoing committee, coaches and team managers for their whole-hearted support during what was a hectic year. Thanks was also expressed to Clontibret GAA Club, especially Colm Gormley, Kieran Lavelle and Robert Kidney for their co-operation throughout the year in respect of training and matches and Liam Swift who kept club notes prominently displayed on the club website. Clontibret Community Centre committee and Geraldine McSkane were also thanked for their generosity towards the club.
A club presentation night is planned for Saturday March 3rd at which these achievements will be officially acknowledged. So pencil the date into your diary! Further details will be available shortly.
On Saturday Feb 4th the first ‘Mum and Me’ fitness session for adults takes place at 4pm. Venue to be confirmed during the week. Everyone welcome whether you have a child involved in camogie or not.
Attendance at County Board meetings was discussed and a number of senior players agreed to attend on a rota basis. Gratitude was expressed to Dympna Kerr for the hard work she does as a valued member of the county Fixtures Committee.
Much praised was lavished on those who had worked so hard at fundraising this year – those who organised the ‘Head Shave Night’ especially Ciara McKeever, Patricia Duffy who organised the clothes collection, the ladies who travelled near and far fundraising for Féile, those who made donations to the club, those who competed in the Ladies Mini-Marathon, those who supported the annual Cake and Jumble Sale in December and those who contributed to our annual Draw held in conjunction with the Sale.
It is hoped to hold another clothes collection in late February so why not clear out those wardrobes – treat yourself to a new makeover – and support the local camogie club!!
The following officers were elected for 2012:
Cathaoirleach: Shauna McElvaney
Leas-Cathaoirleach: Sinéad Madden
Secretary: Nora Tomany
Asst-Secretary: Eleanor McQuaid
Joint-Treasurers: Marie Greenan/Catherine Greenan/Mary McQuaid.
P.R.O.: Michelle Morgan
Children’s Officer: Mary McQuaid
County Presentation Function: This Saturday evening, Joan O Flynn, Uachtarán Cumann Camgógaiochta na nGael, will attend a presentation function in the Westenra Arms Hotel at which the All-Ireland Junior ’B’ medals, Senior championship, League and Blitz medals will be presented. In addition, the senior ‘Player of the Year’ Siobhan McKenna (Truagh), together with ‘Player of the Match’ award winners and ‘Poc Fada’ winner, Marie Greenan, will also be acknowledged. So please ensure that as many as possible turn out to support this function which commences at 8.30 sharp.