AGM Report 2011
ROINN TUAISCEART CHORCAI
AGM IN SAN HALLA BEAL ATHA HULLA
AR 23rd SAMHAIN 2011 AG 8PM
AVONDHU DIVISIONAL BOARD ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING IN BALLYHOOLY HALL ON 23RD NOVEMBER @ 8PM
CLAR OIBRE AGENDA
1. CHAIRMANS ADDRESS
2. TUARASCAIL AN RUNAI
3. TUARASCAIL AN CHISTEOIR
4. PRESENTATION OF MEDALS
5. ELECTION OF OFFICERS
6. MATTERS CONSIDERED BY THE CHAIRMAN
TO BE RELEVANT TO THE AGM
1. AVONDHU SENIOR FOOTBALLERS
The Avondhu Senior Football Team had a very successful 2011. Under the Management Team Of Daithi Peirce (Glanworth), Mitchel O Leary (Mallow), Eddie O Connor (Kildorrery), Paudie Curtain (Clyda Rovers) and Eugene Casey (Ballyclough). The Footballers started their Campaign in Dunmanway on the 14/3/11 with a win over Beara on a score line of 2 13 To 0 08. From here it was back to Mallow on the 24/3/11 and a Meeting with Seandun despite the loss of Star Forward Colm O Neil with a serious knee injury which would rule him out for the rest of the year. Avondhu overcame Seandun and Qualified to meet C I T In The Qualifier To Enter The County Championship Proper. This Game was played in Fermoy on 18/4/11 and it took extra time to get a result after an hour and half of Football. Avondhu were victorious. This Victory saw Avondhu Senior Footballers go into the 4th Round Draw of the Cork County Senior Football Championship where they were drawn against Aghada. This Game was played in Castlelyons on 7/8/11 in a titanic struggle the game ended in a Draw 10 Points Each.
The Replay was again played in Castlelyons on 26/8/11 and after a very tight 60 minutes the game finished level and went to extra time where Avondhu came out on top on a Score Line of 1 16 To 1 06. This Victory set up a mouth watering tie in the Quarter Final for Avondhu with a match against County Football Kingpins Nemo Rangers. This Game Took Place in Fermoy on 3/9/11 and a massive upset was caused when Avondhu made short work of the mighty Nemo by beating them on a score line of 1 08 to 0 07. They had now qualified for the Semi Final of the County Championship. Their Opponents were the students from UCC this Game was played in Pairc Ui Rinn on 24/9/11. Confidence was high in the Camp of reaching a County Final for the first time since 1961 but the Students proved to be too strong on the night and won out on a score line of 0 08 to 0 12. This was a disappointing outcome at the end of a terrific year for our footballers. In a year when we honour the Team Of 1961 who won the County Senior Football Championship it was fitting to see the Avondhu Senior Football Team Of 2011 compete so well in this Years Championship playing 7 Games and going to 2 terms of extra time. I would like to thank the Management Team who put in a tremendous amount of work with this Team and left no stone unturned to get success. I would also like to thank the players who made themselves available to the Avondhu Team in 2011. Hopefully the Division can go on from this in 2012 and capture the Senior Football Championship.
AVONDHU SENIOR HURLERS
The Avondhu Senior Hurlers 2011 Under the Management of Johnny Keane (Liscarroll), Pat Fenton (Kildorrery) And Trevor Cooney (Fermoy) competed in a Round Robin Style Competition with Duhallow Muskerry and Imokilly making up the other teams in our Group. Avondhu’s Campaign started in Mallow on 19/4/11 against Duhallow and Avondhu came out on Top on a Score Line Of 1 14 To 0 08. This was a good start and next up were Muskerry again in Mallow on 25/4/11. This Game was very tight all through and Avondhu led going into injury time but a Goal from Muskerry ensured the Game would end in a Draw. If Avondhu had held on for a Victory, we would be in a strong position to qualify to play 1 of the Colleges. The Draw meant qualification went down to the last game when Avondhu Met Imokilly in Rathcormac on 3/5/11. The Winner of this Game would progress to meet the Colleges. After performing well, Avondhu came out at the wrong side of the score line and Imokilly advanced. This was a disappointing end to the Season but with a bit more work in 2012 the Avondhu Senior Hurlers could be a force to be reckoned with. I would like to thank the Management Team and the Players who showed Great Pride in The Avondhu jersey.
Hopefully More Players Can Make Themselves Available To The Senior Hurling Team For 2012. Finally I Would Like To Wish Dessie Fitzgerald(Charleville) All The Best In His Recovery From A Serious Injury. He Picked Up Playing With His Club In 2011.Dessie Has Worn The Avondhu Jersey With Great Pride And Performed At Full Back For The 2011 Avondhu Senior Hurling Team.
CHAMPIONSHIP SUMMARY 2011
|DATE||COMPETITION||CHAMPIONS||RUNNERS UP||VENUE|| SCORE||REFEREE|
|6/11/11||P J H C||CHARLEVILLE||KILDORRERY||BUTTEVANT||2 12 TO 0 10||D COPPS|
|16/10/11||J A H C||KILWORTH||KILSHANNIG||BUTTEVANT||3 10 TO 0 10||W COLE|
|2/10/11||J B H C||BALLYHEA||SHANBALLYMORE||DONERAILE||0 15 TO 1 10||S STOKES|
|27/9/11||U 21 A H C||CHARLEVILLE||NEWTOWN||MOURNEABBEY||1 13 TO 1 12||D FARRELL|
|20/9/11||U 21 B H C||BALLYHEA||KILDORRERY||MALLOW||4 09 TO 2 06||J O LEARY|
|22/10/11||U 21 C H C||SHANBALLYMORE||MILFORD||BUTTEVANT||1 23 TO 1 08||M CASEY|
|11/9/11||J A F C||MITCHELSTOWN||CLYDA ROVERS||BALLYHOOLY||2 22 TO 1 05||M SHEEHAN|
|30/4/11||U 21 A F C||GLANWORTH||FERMOY||KILDORRERY||4 07 TO 2 09 RPY||M SHEEHAN|
|23/4/11||U 21 B F C||BUTTEVANT||KILDORRERY||CHARLEVILLE||3 10 TO 0 11||N O REGAN|
|19/3/11||U 21 C F C||SHANBALLYMORE||DEEL ROVERS||BALLYHEA||2 09 TO 0 08||A MORRISSEY|
|13/11/11||J B 1 F C||ARAGLIN||DEEL ROVERS||KILDORRERY||2 09 TO 0 09||M SHEEDY|
|5/7/11||J B 2 F C||MITCHELSTOWN||KILDORRERY||ARAGLIN||2 15 TO 0 05||B O REGAN|
_LEAGUE SUMMARY 2011
|DATE||COMPETITION||CHAMPIONS||RUNNERS UP||VENUE|| SCORE||REFREEE|
|31/7/11||DIV 1 H L||SARSFIELDS||NEWTOWN||FERMOY|| 2 15 TO 1 15||C MCALISTER|
|18/7/11||DIV 2 H L||HARBOUR ROVERS||CLYDA ROVERS||CASTLETOWNROHE|| 3 15 TO 0 15||M SHEEHAN|
|27/7/11||DIV 3 H L||FERMOY||SHANBALLYMORE||MALLOW|| 2 14 TO 0 07||J O LEARY|
|26/6/11||DIV 1 F L||LISCARROLL||KILSHANNIG||BUTTEVANT|| 2 08 TO 0 08||D FARRELL|
|2/7/11||DIV 2 F L||DONERAILE||SHANBALLYMORE||CASTLETOWNROCHE|| 3 10 TO 2 11 AET||J O KEFFEE|
|30/6/11||DIV 3 F L||GRANGE||CHARLEVILLE||DONERAILE|| 1 08 TO 0 04||W COLE|
PREMIER JUNIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP.
Charleville Are The P J H Champions This Year After They Overcame Kildorrery In The Final On A Score Line Of 2 12 To 0 10 In Buttevant On 6/11/11. They Are Also County Junior Hurling Champions After They Were Nominated By The Board To Represent Avondhu In The Competition. They First Overcame Ballinhassig on a Score Line of 2 21 to 0 06. Next up were the Duhallow Champions Kilbrin who Charleville beat on a Score Line of 2 17 to 0 12. In the County Final Charleville over came Mayfield after a replay on a Score Line of 2 10 to 0 11. The North Cork Final was played after the County Final
JUNIOR A HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP.
Kilworth Beat Kilshannig on A Score Line of 3 10 To 0 10 in Buttevant on 16 /10 /11.
JUNIOR B HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP.
Ballyhea Over Came Being Down To 14 Men to Beat Shanballymore on a Score Line of 0 15 To 1 10 in Doneraile on 2 /10 /11
U 21 A HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP.
Charleville over Came Neigbours Newtown in a Fantastic Final on a Score Line Of 1 13 To 1 12 In Mourneabbey on 27 /9/ 11.
U 21 B HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP.
Ballyhea Won This Competition When They Defeated Kildorrery on A Score Line of 4 09 To 2 06 in Mallow On
20 / 9 /11. They Were Defeated By Ballygarven in the 1st Round of the County
U 21 C HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP.
In Buttevant on 22/10/11 Shanballymore Had a Big Win over Milford on a Score Line of 1 23 To 1 08
D 1 HURLING LEAGUE.
This Years Div 1 Hurling League Was Combined With The Imokillys Division 1 Hurling League After 75 Games The Final Was Won By Sarsfields Of Imokilly When They Defeated Newtown On A Score Line Of 2 15 To 1 15 In Fermoy On 31 /7 /11.
D 2 HURLING LEAGUE.
Harbour Rovers Defeated Clyda Rovers in Castletownroche on A Score Line of 3 15 To 0 15. Harbour Rovers have progressed in the County League with wins over Bride Rovers and St Finbarrs and are now in a County League Final
D 3 HURLING LEAGUE.
Fermoy Beat Shanballymore on A Score Line of 2 14 To 0 07 to capture the Div 3 Hurling League Title in Mallow
Deferred till start of 2012
When writing this Report Newtown and Araglin were in the final of this Competition and they were fixed to play on Sunday November 20th . This Cup Competition was in Memory of Dermot Naughton of Newtown
4.JUNIOR A FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP.
Mitchelstown Claimed Back To Back Titles When They Defeated Clyda Rovers In The Final On A Score Line Of 2 22 To 1 05 In Ballyhooly On 11 /9/11. They Defeated Urhan in the 1st Round of the County. They went on to defeat Courcey Rovers in the Semi Final by 1 04 to 0 06. Mitchelstown were beaten in the County Final by Kanturk.
JUNIOR B 1 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP.
Araglin emerged winners of this competition when they beat Deel Rovers on a score line of 2 09 to 0 09 in Kildorrery on 13/11/11
JUNIOR B 2 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP.
Mitchelstown Over Came Kildorrery on A Score Line of 2 15 To 0 05 in Araglin on 5/7/11
U 21 A FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP.
Glanworth Claimed This Title When They Beat Fermoy After A Replay On A Score Line Of 4 07 To 2 09 In Kildorrery On 30/4/11. Glanworth Were Defeated By Beara In The 1st Round Of The County.
U21 B FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP.
Buttevant Over Came Kildorrery on A Score Line of 3 10 To 0 10 in Charleville on 23/4/11. Buttevant Were Defeated In the Semi Final of the County By Cill Na Martra.
U21 C FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP.
Shanballymore defeated Deel Rovers in Ballyhea on a Score line of 2 09 to 0 08 on 19/3/11
D 1 FOOTBALL LEAGUE.
Liscarroll captured the div 1 football league when they beat kilshannig on a Score Line of 2 08 To 0 08 in Buttevant . They were beaten in the County League by Glenbower Rovers
D 2 FOOTBALL LEAGUE.
Doneraile Defeated Shanballymore after Extra Time on A Score Line of 3 10 To 2 11 in Castletownroche.
Doneraile went on to compete in the County League where they defeated Dungourney but were then defeated by Randal Og in the Semi Final.
D 3 FOOTBALL LEAGUE.
Grange Had A Fantastic Win Over Charleville To Capture this Title On A Score Line Of 1 08 To 0 04 In Doneraile.
At the time of writing this competition was at Semi Final stage.
At the time of writing this competition was at Semi Final stage.
5.SUMMARY OF TOTAL AMOUNT OF GAMES PLAYED IN 2011& NUMBER OF WALKOVERS GIVEN IN 2011
|COMPETITIONS||GAMES PLAYED||WALK OVERS 2011||WALK OVERS 2010|
|P H J C|| 19|| 0|| 0|
|J A H C|| 19|| 0|| 0|
|J B H C|| 8|| 1|| 0|
|U 21 A H C|| 11|| 0|| 0|
|U 21 B H C|| 8|| 3 || 0|
|U 21 C H C|| 2|| 2|| 0|
|J A F C|| 17|| 0|| 0|
|J B 1 F C|| 7|| 2|| 0|
|J B 2 F C|| 5|| 2 || 0|
|U 21 A F C|| 11|| 0|| 0|
|U 21 B F C|| 9|| 0|| 0|
|U 21 C F C|| 3|| 0 || 0|
|DIV 1 HURLING A/I|| 75|| 0 || 2|
|DIV 2 HURLING|| 45|| 1|| 3|
|DIV 3 HURLING|| 22|| 1|| 7|
|DIV 1 FOOTBALL|| 18|| 4|| 6|
|DIV 2 FOOTBALL|| 23|| 0|| 5|
|DIV 3 FOOTBALL|| 18|| 4|| 7|
|COUGHLAN CUP||Postponed till 2012|| 1|| 0|
|NAUGHTON CUP|| 6|| 2|| 0|
|BRENNAN CUP|| 2|| || 0|
|NAGLE CUP|| 2|| || 0|
|TOTAL|| 255 (75) || 23|| 30|
At the time of writing the 255 game have been played this year under the jurisdiction of the Avondhu Board compared to 350 games in 2010 . The decrease in games can be attributed to the Minor grade the junior b (1)football competition and the division 1 Hurling League all leaving the Boards jurisdiction. The breakdown of games can be seen above along with walkovers comparing 2010 with 2011. It is satifying to see that the number of walkover is on the decrease from 2010.
I would like to thank Barry Aherne our PRO and his league committee for running our Leagues with great efficiency in the past year.
6. AVONDHU/IMOKILLY LEAGUE.
This was a historic venture for both Divisions. Set up in accordance with the new County Strategic plain both Divisions bought in to the Format of 18 Division 1 Hurling Teams from both Divisions 9 from each split in to 2 groups of 9. The Committee set up to run this new League consisted of 3 members of the Avondhu Board and 3 members of the Imokilly Board. In total 75 games were played in the league between 21st of March and the 31st July no walkovers were given and only 1 player was suspended trough the entire competition. The winners of the League were Sarsfields of Imokilly and they are now qualified for the Cavanaghs Draw and are also competing in the County League.
I want to thank everyone who helped to run this League especially the Clubs for there cooperation. The Imokilly Secretary and Board Members who attended meetings in Fermoy to arrange Fixtures and to the Avondhu Board Chairman and PRO who really worked hard to ensure this League would be successful. Hopefully this League can go from strength to strength in the coming years.
MAN OF THE MATCH AWARDS.
The man of the match awards this year went to James O Brien (Charleville) P J H C. Sean Beecher (kilworth) J A H C. Shane Cahill (Mitchelstown) J A F C. Tom Kennelly(Araglin) J B 1 F C.
HALL OF FAME AWARD.
This years Hall of Fame Award goes to Tom Dunne (kildorrery)
Cavanaghs of Fermoy ; Div 1 2 & 3 Hurling & football Leagues
Hibernian Hotel Mallow; P J H C
Shreelawn Oil; J A H C
McAulliffe Hurleys Charleville ; J B H C
Barnes Jewellers Fermoy; U21 A H C
Country Clean Shanballymore; U 21 B H C
Brooks Solicitors Mitchelstown; U 21 C H C
Fermoy Credit Union ; J A F C
Walshs Pharmacy Fermoy ; J B 1 F C & U 21 C F C
Health & Safety Services Newmarket; ; J B 2 F C
O’Sullivan Lewis Mitchelstown; U21 B F C
Auntie Maes Mitchelstown; U21 A F C
Mick Fitzgerald Hurleys Araglin
Slattery Sports Fermoy
Cavanaghs of Charleville
I would like to thank all our Sponsors for their support over the past year and wish them every success in
the future and I would also urge all our members to support our Sponsors whenever possible.
Over the past year we lost some well known people from our Gaa fraternity in Avondhu. I would like to
take this opportunity to pass on the Boards condolences to the Families and Friends who have lost Loved
Ones in the past year. Ar eis de go riadh se.
7. DEVELOPMENT SQUADS.
This year saw the Avondhu Junior Board take over the running of the Development squads at U14 U15 and U16 both Hurling and Football. John Geaney(Development officer) Kevin O Callaghan and Paudie Kissane Paddy Ryan and Tom Fox were entrusted with getting selectors for the various squads. I would like to thank the three lads for doing a fantastic job in getting the right people to be in charge of the various teams.
The U14 footballers have played two matches in the inter divisional competition so far losing both to Muskerry and Imokilly respectively. Unfortunately the 2nd phase of this competition does not take place until Jan 2012.
The U15 football blitz is due to take place in Jan 2012, while the U16 football blitz is due to take place on Sat 3/12/11 in Mallow.
The U14 hurlers played the first phase of their competition in Belgooly and they had wins over Carrigdhoun and Imokilly B. These victories qualified them for the right to play in the Stephen Nolan Cup which was played in CIT on Monday 31/10/11.They emerged victories over Imokilly A on a score line of 2 07 to 1 09 and a win over Seandun by 2 09 to 2 06 saw them capture this prodigious prize.
Congratulations to all involved including the selectors Jonathan Linehan (Mill Rovers), Michael Copps(Ballyhea), Mossie Fitzgibbion(Charleville)
The U15 hurlers competed in the Dick Barrett Shield competition where they beat Seandun but were beaten by Imokilly by a point in a winner takes all clash.
The U16 hurlers took part in the Munster competition where they took on Limerick City /Limerick West, Mid Clare, and West Tipperary, Unfortunately they were beaten in 2 matches and drew 1 and didn’t qualify for the semi finals, injuries and 1 player being called up to the Cork Minor panel did not help our cause. A lot of work had been put in to this team by the Management.
I want to thank all the selectors who took charge of the Development squads for 2011.
The Division was also well represented on the Cork Development Squads in 2011.The following are players and selectors who were involved with the various teams.
U14 Hurling; Jonathan Linehan (Mill Rovers) selector, Darragh Fitzgibbion(Charleville), Sean Gleeson & Kieran Cagney(Charleville), Dermot Twomey(Tomas Russells) Jack Barry & Darren Butler(Charleville).
U15 Hurling; Fergus Ryan (Mallow) selector, Sean Hayes (Mallow) Joseph O ‘Sullivan (Ballygiblin) Glen Fitzpatrick (Tomas Russell’s) Patrick Buckley(Shandrum)
U16 Hurling; John Mortell (Ballyhea) selector, Killian O Connor(Mallow) Conor Twomey , Eric O
Connor (Newtown), Pat O Callaghan, Michael Browne (Ballyhea), Michael Wade (Kilworth),
Jonathan McCarthy, Luke Hanley ( Ballyhea), Padraig Buckley(Mallow)
U17 Hurling; George fitzgibbion (Milford) selector, Aaron Sheehan, Pat Herlihy, Padraig Buckley (All Mallow), Gavin Kelleher , James O Brien, (Charleville) , Brian O Rielly (Mill Rovers).
I would like to congratulate all who represented the Division in these Development squads and wish them well in the future.
San mbliain seo as an Ceanntair cuireadh 30 scolairi go dti an Gaeltacht. This year 30 students were granted Scholarships to the Ballingeary Gaeltacht.
COISTE NA BUNSCOILEANNA.
The officers of Coiste na Bunscoileanna and teachers that promote our games with in the primary schools of the division deserve great credit. I want to thank them and urge the juvenile clubs to keep supporting Coiste na Bunscoileanna
As it stands the Board have two full time coaches going into the primary schools of our division. They are Claire Sheedy (Kilworth) who is coaching in the No.1 area. And Seamus Murphy (Mallow) who is coaching in the No.2 area. I would like to thank both of them for teaching the children the skills of our games and hopefully the clubs will benefit in the future.
8. JUVENILE BOARD. COISTE NA NOG NORTH.
The North Cork Juvenile Board was set aside for 2 years under the Strategic plan for the County. It was replaced with a Board which was given the task of looking after both Avondhu & Duhallow juvenile affairs. I want to thank the officers of this Board for their cooperation over the last year.
Every year at Convention a collection is taken up for Charity. I would appeal to your generosity to support this collection.
CAVANAGHS OF FERMOY DRAW.
This report would not be complete if I did not mention Mr Tom Cavanagh and Cavanaghs of Fermoy who sponsors our leagues. In this past year 6 clubs from our division made a combined total of close on 120 thousand Euro by selling ticket for 2 Cars and 28 other prizes put forward as Sponsorship by Cavanaghs of Fermoy . The Draw for the prizes took place on15th April in Cavanaghs Showrooms and it proved to be a fantastic night. I want to thank Mr Cavanagh and the staff of Cavanaghs for all their help and generosity towards the Board. And wish the six Clubs who have qualified for the draw this year every success.
COUNTY MEMBERS DRAW.
In a time of ression it is good to see clubs still supporting this draw. The profits of this draw benefit the promotion of our games especially coaching in the schools and colleges. I would urge clubs to continue to support the County Members Draw.
I would like to sincerely thank our Referees for doing a fantastic job in officiating at our games in the past year. They are a very dedicated bunch of officials and are really professional in what they do. I would like to congratulate John Sexton (Ballyhea) who was linesman in this years All Ireland Hurling Final. I would also like to congratulate 3 of our Referees who officiated at this years All Ireland Camoige Finals. Michael Kelly (Ballyhea) was in charge of the Senior Camoige Final. Walter Cole (Buttevant) was in charge of the Junior Camoige Final while John O Leary (Mallow) was a side Line official for the Intermediate Camoige Final. I want to congratulate all the Referees who have Refereed Finals both in North Cork and in the County and wish them continued success in the coming year.
I want to take this opportunity to congratulate clubs from this Division who have gone on to win County Titles in the past year. I also want to congratulate players from our Division who have worn the Cork Jersey this year in Senior U21 Intermediate and Minor in both Hurling and Football.
I want to congratulate the Cork Junior footballers who again captured an All Ireland football title for the County. Mick Lyons from Araglen was a Selector with this Team and Hurl Dockery of Mallow Tomas Clancy Fermoy, Andrew O Brien Kildorrery and Fionn O Shea Clyda Rovers were part of the Squad. Michael Linehan Kilavullen was a Selector and Shane Beston (mitchelstown) panel member with the Cork U21 football Team who captured the Munster U21 Football Championship. I want to acknowledge all the other Selectors from the Avondhu Division that have served the County Teams in the past year and I also want to wish the Players and selectors involved with County Teams for 2012 the very best .
At the time of writing this report the Scor competitions were just about to get up and running in the Division. I would urge all Clubs to participate in some activate in some grade of Scor . This is the Cultural side of our Association and should be supported. I want to thank our Scor Committee in the Avondhu Board led by Daithi Peirce (Cultural officer) and Barry Aherne (PRO) for organising competitions within our Division and I want to congratulate those who won titles in Divisional and County competitions in the past year.
In conclusion I want to thank the press and County Sound Radio for the great coverage they have given to our games over the past year.
I also want to thank Mallow Gaa Club for making their magnificent facilities available to the Board for Meetings and for the Training of Avondhu Teams over the past year. Also I would like to thank Prionnsias O’ Murchu and the staff in Pairc Ui Chaoimh for all their help during the year, and the rest of the County Board officers for their cooperation.
As this was my first year as Secretary of the North Cork Board I would like to thank sincerely the officers and Gpc for all their help and assistance over the year. I would like to express my deep gratitude to the Clubs and the referees of the Division for the courtesy and help they have given to me over the past year.
To finish I want to wish you all the best in the year ahead.