Well attended AGM surveys most successful year yet

Post date: Jan 19, 2012 11:03:31 PM

The Officers are suitable obscured by silverware at the 2011 AGM

The AGM of Cumann Iománaíocht Maigh Cuilinn took place on Sunday afternoon, January 8th at the Clubhouse in Baile Doite. The atmosphere at the meeting was understandably upbeat as the club had completed probably their most successful season ever, with the hosting of Féile and the subsequent long awaited achievement of Senior status the high points.

There was high praise for the 2011 Intermediate players and management who had achieved what had eluded all others over the previous 31 campaigns and gone on to add a first ever adult Connacht title.

The hosting of Féile na nGael , the organisation and preparation for which was first class was also given special mention. The Acting Secretary, Kathy Keady and the Juvenile Secretary, Maureen Bohan jointly delivered an extensive report of the club’s activities in 2011. There were contributions also from Juvenile Committee Chairperson, Aodh Davoren, and 2011 Intermediate team manager, Fergal Clancy. The full report of the Secretary is attached for those who wish to read a full account of the club’s activities in 2011.

The Treasurer succeeded in sobering the mood a little on foot of his financial report. While the club did not have any recourse to dip into its financial reserves, despite an income of just short of €90,000 in a year of extraordinary fundraising and huge generosity from supporters, the club only retained a small surplus on the year’s activities. The cash flow situation was even tighter as more than the surplus was currently tied up in stock of club merchandise, although early season sales from this should help the cash flow situation. The Treasurer pointed out that while some 2011 events and expenses would not be repeated (e.g. Feile, the London trip), Senior hurling would lead to greater financial demands such as the gym expenses being incurred in the coming weeks. There was much praise for the Treasurer for his detailed accounts, in what was a year of multiple complex operations and transactions.

In his address, Chairman Kenneth Fox, placed particular emphasis on the need to focus on the ages 16-21 if the club was to produce the standard of players required to sustain Senior status. He acknowledged the excellent work and organisation that was present at Juvenile but we urgently needed to carry that through to Youth level. He thanked his fellow officers at both adult and juvenile levels, the coaches/managers, the sponsors and the supporters but most of all the players for delivering a successful season.

At the opening of the election of officers and the Executive, Honorary President, John O’Connor, congratulated the Intermediate team on their success, the officers on all their work, and remembered all deceased members in particular Vice President Michael O’Malley, who passed away during the year.

Mr John Joe Higgins was added to the list of Vice Presidents.

The following were the only nominations for Executive positions and thus were deemed elected.

Kenneth Fox , Chairperson; Tim Bohan, Vice Chairperson; Kathy Keady, Secretary; Caoimh Davoren, Treasurer; Tom McDermott, PRO; Angela Mannion, Registrar; Caoimhín O’Fatharta, Culture & Language Officer; Martin Magee, Children’s Officer.

Aodh Davoren, Maureen Bohan, Brid Noone, John O’Connor & Michael Darcy are appointed as Officers of the Executive. The Players have yet to meet to appoint their representative.

A motion proposing the appontment of the Intermediate Management of 2011 as the management for the Senior team in 2012 was passed unaminously.

Managers Fergal Clancy and Brid Noone flank player Barry Faherty

as they all look forward to Senior Hurling in 2012