Club Notes: 6th January 2019

Shamrocks GAA Club Notes (Kindly sponsored by Allen Engineering & Agri Sales Ltd).

Club Lotto.
Christmas Lotto held on Dec. 22nd, There was no winner of the main Lotto draw.  €20 winners were Ollie O’ Farrell, P.M.D.L, John Lyons, D & F Corkery, John O’ Donovan.€50 winners were Alan Mills, Paula & Ella McGrath, Aidan Browne, and Karen Landers.  €50 Promoters prize; Ann Tobin, Marian Forbes. Box of Chocolates; Dan Casey, Jack Baldwin, George Mills, Brian Power, and Timmy Flaherty.Box of Biscuits; Pat & Mary Casey, Liam Motherway, Nicky O’ Neill, Eamonn Forbes, and Aobhla Motherway. 

Our thanks to all supporters of our Lotto throughout the year.

Lotto draw held on 5th January 2019, numbers drawn were 13-15-16-24, and there was no winner. €20 winners were Kitty O’ Farrell, Liam Casey, Larry McGrath, Ita Mills, and Ava & Louise Moloney. Next week’s jackpot will be €9,850.

Annual General Meeting.
A large crowd attended the A.G.M. of C.L.G. na Seamroga which was held last Friday in Knockanore, though once again, a lot of players were noticeable by their absence. After welcoming everyone, Chairman Liam Ahearne asked Treasurer Eamonn Lonergan to go through the balance sheet of the club which he did in detail. A lively discussion arose from this, as it is clear that the club is running at a defecit at the moment. Eamonn told the meeting that urgent steps are required to address this, and a finance committee has been set up to look into fundraising. The one bit of good news was that our total payments were lower than they had been for a few years despite the added expense of reaching, and waiting 9 weeks for a football county final, and Eamonn said that further tightening of the payments would be done in the coming year. He complimented all our sponsors for their generosity, especially in the lead up to the co. final. Eamonn was complimented on a very detailed balance sheet, and indeed the role of  Treasurer is probably the most important one in any club nowadays. Next Secretary Ann O’ Keeffe gave a run down of the club’s activities during the year, and she also paid tribute to the Shamrocks Ladies Football Club who had a great run of success in 2018. Ann received a warm round of applause for her report. Chairman Liam Ahearne then addressed the meeting, and complimented all our players who trained so hard during the year, and though winning the Western Junior Football title, we were unlucky in the final. He also paid tribute to Cois Bhride Chairman Declan Butler, who was in attendance, on the juvenile club’s winning a county title at U-21 B football, and reaching a county final in minor hurling which they unfortunately lost after a replay and extra time. The next item was the election of officers, and following the untimely death of one of our Vice Presidents, Biddy Morrisson a few weeks ago, Tom O’ Donovan was elected as Vice President.

So the full lineout for the coming year is as follows; Chairman Liam Ahearne, Vice Chairman Frank Roche, Treasurer Eamonn Lonergan, Assistant Treasurer Thomas Baldwin, Secretary Ann O’ Keeffe, Assistant Secretary, Padraig Tobin, P.R.O. Frank Roche, Registrar Mark Baldwin, Membership officer Thomas Baldwin, Insurance Officer Padraig Tobin, First Aid Tim Lenehan and Thomas Goulding, Children’s and Health & Wellbeing officer Frank Roche. The outgoing committee were retained as were with the inclusion of Seamus Tobin, Ciaran O’ Keeffe, Thomas Goulding, and John O’ Donovan. A Coach / trainer has yet to be appointed for the Intermediate hurling team, but Noel Crowley has agreed to carry on as coach for the football team along with the same selectors of Dan Casey, Seamus Tobin, and Declan Butler. Peter Morrisson, Joe Ahearne, and Martin O’ Keeffe have agreed to continue as Junior Hurling selectors for the coming year. There were a few other issues dealt with before the meeting was adjourned. We wish all the officers, selectors, and players the best of luck in the coming year.

A big congratulations go out to popular club man Martin Delaney and his wife Aine who welcomed a baby boy into the parish last Friday. Congrats to you both, from all in the club.

New Year, New manager!
Well done to the new Deise Bainisteoir Pauric Fanning who got his managerial campaign off to a winning start by beating Cork in Mallow in the Munster League, and though they lost to Clare by a point in Fraher Field last Sunday, it’s a positive start. Now if we could only sort out the Walsh Park debacle…..

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