AGM Report 2013


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Comhdháil Bhliantúil Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Coiste Tuaisceart Chorcaí. San Cumann Fánuithe na Claide ar an 27th Samhain 2013 AgTosnú ar 8 i.n

 

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Avondhu Divisional Board Annual Convention in Clyda Rovers Gaa Club on 27th November 2013 @ 8pm.

 

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CLAR  OIBRE / AGENDA

 

1. Chairman’s 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 Convent

 


 

Beidh an Coinbhinsiún Bord Abhann Dúbh  ar siúl ag Mourneabbey ar an gCéadaoin 27 Samhain ag 20:00.

Tugann sé an-áthas orm mar Rúnaí don Bord Abhann Dúbh a chur i láthair a thabhairt duit tuarascáil ar ghníomhaíochtaí an bhoird do 2013.

Ba mhaith liom an deis seo a thapú chun comhghairdeas a dhéanamh go léir an Craobh agus Sraith buaiteoirí i Abhann Dúbh do 2013.

Ba mhaith liom tréaslú freisin leis na gClubanna sa Roinn a gabhadh Contae onóracha na bliana seo.

Bhí ionadaíocht ag an rannóg Abhann Dúbh go maith freisin ar fhoirne Chorcaí i 2013 agus ba mhaith liom comhghairdeas a ghabháil as an Roinn a chaith an geansaí dearg agus iad siúd a bhí mar chuid de Tá coiste roghnóireachta do 2013,

I mbliana arís bhliain ghnóthach í an roinn agus ba mhaith liom buíochas a ghabháil le mo chomhghleacaithe oifigigh agus baill an choiste as ucht a gcúnamh uile i rith na bliana..

Mar fhocal scoir ba mhaith liom buíochas a ghabháil leis na gClubanna as a gcomhoibriú ar fud na bliana agus guím gach rath orthu le haghaidh 2014.

The Avondhu Board Convention will take place at Mourneabbey on Wednesday 27th November at 8pm.

It gives me great pleasure as Secretary of the Avondhu Board to present to you a report on the activities of the board for 2013.

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the Championship and League winners in Avondhu for 2013.

I also want to congratulate the Clubs in the Division who captured County honours this year.

The Avondhu Division was also well represented on Cork teams in 2013 and I want to Congratulate those from the Division who wore the red jersey and those who were part of selection committee's for 2013.

This year was again a busy year for the Division and I would like to thank my fellow officers and committee members for all their help throughout the year.

Finally I would like to thank the Club’s for their cooperation throughout the year and wish them every success for 2014.

Board Officers 2013

 

 

Uachtaráin; Owen McAuliffe (GLANWORTH)

 

 

Cathaoirleach; John O Donnell (CHARLEVILLE)

 

 

Leas- Cathaoirleach; Barry Aherne (CHURCHTOWN)

 

 

Runai; Denis Twomey (ARAGLINN)

 

 

Cisteoir; Denis Hickey (BALLYHOOLY)

 

 

Oifigeach Caidreamh Poiblí; John Courtney (MITCHELSTOWN)

 

 

Oifigeach Forbartha; John Geaney (KILSHANNIG)

 

 

Oifigeach Cultúir ; Paddy Ryan (BALLYGIBLIN)

 

Management Committee  Members 2013

 

Tom Fox (KILDORRERY)

 

John Twomey (KILWORTH)

 

Tom   Barrett (CASTLETOWNROCHE)

 

Liam Hanley (DONERAILE)

 

Christy Morrissey (NEWTOWN)

 

Micheal Sheehan (LISCARROLL)

 

Micheal Murphy (MALLOW)

 

Micheal O Mahoney (BALLYHEA)

 

John Roche (CLYDA ROVERS)

 

AVONDHU CHAMPIONS 2013


MITCLESTOWN JUNIOR A & DIV 1 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS


NEWTOWNSHANDRUM PREMIER JUNIOR HURLING CHAMPIONS

FERMOY U21 A FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS

KILWORTH U21 B FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS


CLYDA ROVERS J B 2 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS

AVONDHU CHAMPIONS 2013


GLANWORTH DIV 2 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS

ABBEY ROVERS DIV 3 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS

BUTTEVANT DIV 3 HURLING CHAMPIONS

DONERAILE JUNIOR A & DIV 2 HURLING CHAMPIONS

 

AVONDHU CHAMPIONS 2013


BALLYGIBLIN JUNIOR B HURLING CHAMPIONS


CLYDA ROVERS U21 B HURLING CHAMPIONS


MALLOW U21 A HURLING CHAMPIONS


CHARLEVILLE JUNIOR B 1 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS

AVONDHU SENIOR TEAMS 2013

 

SENIOR FOOTBALLER’S

 

Div/Coll Rd 1 28/3/13 Avondhu 1-07 Duhallow 1-11 in Fermoy

Div/Coll Rd 2 11/4/13 Avondhu 1-11 Muskerry 0-10 in Mourneabbey

Div/Coll Rd 3 16/4/13 Avondhu 0-07 UCC 1-12 in Fermoy

 

Selectors; Mitchell O Leary (Mallow), Eddie O Connor (KIldorrery), Jerry O Connell (Kilshannig), Paudie Curtain (Clyda Rovers)

 

SENIOR HURLER’S

 

Div/Coll Rd 1 26/3/13  Avondhu 1-18 UCC 2-17 in Fermoy

Div/Coll Rd 2 4/4/13 Avondhu 2-18 Muskerry 0-12 in Mallow

Div/Coll Rd 4 8/6/13 Avondhu 1-15 Carbery 2-12 in Cloughduv

Div/Coll Rd 4 Replay 15/6/13 Avondhu 6-15 Carbery 0-13 in Cloughduv

Rd 4 SHC 10/8/13 Avondhu 1-14 Killeagh 3-15 in Castlelyons

 

Selectors; Johnny Keane (Liscarroll), Pat Fenton (Kildorrery), Elton Pearce (Kilworth), Denis Twomey (Araglin)

 

The Board would like to thank both selection Committees for their commitment to the Avondhu Teams for 2013 and also a big thank you to the Players who made themselves available for these Teams. It is very important that Avondhu Board  keep promoting the Divisional teams as this is the only outlet some players will ever have of playing Senior Hurling and Football Championship.    

 SUMMARY OF COMPETITIONS IN AVONDHU FOR 2013

 

Date
Competition
Champions
Runners up
Venue
Score
Referee
7/9/13
P J H C
Newtown
Churchtown
Charleville
2-16 to 1-08
J Sexton
6/10/13
J A H C
Doneraile
Araglen
Castletown
1-15 to 0-09
C O Regan
6/10/13
J B H C
Ballygiblin
Milford
Castletown
1-12 to 0-04
J Murphy
15/10/13
U 21 A H C
Mallow
Fermoy
Kildorrery
2 13 to 0-11
M Sheedy
3/10/13
U 21 B H C
Clyda Rvrs
Blackwater Rvrs
Mallow
1-13 to 1-05
M Sheehan
12/8/13
Div 1H L
Sarsfields
Cobh
Fermoy
2-14 to 3-08
D Farrell Snr
9/8/13
Div 2 H L
Doneraile
Castletown
Kilavullen
3-18 to 2-08
W Cole
31/7/13
Div 3 H L
Buttevant
Kilavullen
Shanballymore
4-12 to 2-15
J Murphy
 
Naughton Cup
In Progress
In Progress
In Progress
In Progress
In Progress
 
Coughlan Cup
In Progress
In Progress
In Progress
In Progress
In Progress
25/8/13
J A F C
Mitchelstown
Buttevant
Kilavullen
0-15 to 0-07
E Walsh
20/10/13
J B 1 F C
Charleville
Araglin
Kildorrery
3-08 to 2-09
D Farrell Jnr
27/7/13
J B 2 F C
Clyda Rvrs
Ballyclough
Doneraile
2-12 to 1-05
N Brosnan
30/3/13
U 21 A F C
Fermoy
Clyda Rvrs
Castletown
1-10 to 0-08
D Farrell Snr
30/3/13
U 21 B F C
Kilworth
Buttevant
Castletown
1-08 to 1-07
J O Leary
6/7/13
Div 1 F L
Mitchelstown
Carrignavar
Fermoy
5-18 to 0-05
M Sheedy
6/7/13
Div 2 F L
Glanworth
Grange
Fermoy
2-12 to 0-10
N O Regan
29/6/13
Div 3 F L
Abbey Rvrs
Kilshannig
Doneraile
0-12 to 0-04
D Farrell Jnr
5/10/13
Nagle Cup
Liscarroll
Shanballymore
Liscarroll
4-09 to 1-11
D Curtain

 

SEASON ACTIVITY SUMMARY REPORT
 
Competition
Total Fixture
Total Results
Outstanding Fixtures
Conceded Fixtures




 
Health & Safety Services U21 A Football Championship 








 
Barnes Jewllers Fermoy U21 A Hurling Championship 








 
Cavanaghs of Fermoy Avondhu/Imokilly Div 1 Football Group 1 
31 
31 






 
Cavanaghs of Fermoy Avondhu/Imokilly Div 1 Football Group 2 
21 
21 






 
Cavanaghs of Fermoy Avondhu/Imokilly Div 1 Hurling Group 1 
47 
47 






 
Cavanaghs of Fermoy Avondhu/Imokilly Div 1 Hurling Group 2 
46 
46 






 
Cavanaghs of Fermoy Division 2 Football League 
39 
39 






 
Cavanaghs of Fermoy Division 2 Hurling League 
39 
39 

12 




 
Cavanaghs of Fermoy Division 3 Football League 
24 
24 






 
Cavanaghs of Fermoy Division 3 Hurling League 
36 
36 






 
Coughlan Cup 


2





 
Country Clean Recycling U21 B Hurling Championship 
14 
14 






 
Fermoy Credit Union Junior A Football Championship 
15 
15 






 
Hibernian Hotel Premier Junior A Hurling Championship 
16 
16 






 
McAuliffe Hurleys Charleville Junior B Hurling Championship 








 
Nagle Cup 2013 








 
Naughton Cup 2013 


1





 
O Sullivan Lewis & Co Accountants U21 B Football championship 
10 
10 






 
Shreelawn Oil Junior A Hurling Championship 
14 
14 






 
Walsh's Pharmacy Fermoy Junior B 1 Football Championship 








 
Walshs Bar Mitchelstown Junior B 2 Football Championship 


0





 




 




 
(Total’s For 2013)    19
396
396
3
38




 

(Total’s for 2012)     20                 427 (93)(58)                              43

 

(Total’s for 2011)     18                 325                                          20

 

 

DETAILS OF CHAMPIONSHIP COMPETITIONS IN AVONDHU FOR 2013

 

Hibernian Hotel Premier Junior Hurling Championship

Newtownshandrum are the champions for 2013 after they defeated Churchtown in the Final in Charleville on Sat 7th September on a score of 2-16 to 1-08. Newtown were narrowly defeated by the Duhallow Champions Kilbrin in the Q Final of the County Championship.

 

Shreelawn Oil Junior A Hurling Championship

Doneraile are the Champions of this competition for 2013 with a win over Araglin in the Final on a score of 1-15 to 0-09 in Castletownroche on Sunday 6th October. Doneraile will now move up to the top grade of hurling in Avondhu for 2014.

 

McAuliffe Hurley’s Charleville J B Hurling Championship

Ballygiblin captured this title when they defeated Milford in Castletownroche on Sunday 6th October on a score of 1-12 to 0-04. Ballygiblin will move up a grade for 2014.

 

Barnes Jewellers Fermoy U21 A Hurling Championship

Mallow with a very strong side captured this title when they defeated Fermoy on a score line of 2-13 to 0-11 in Kildorrery on Tuesday 15th October. They went on to defeat Duhallow in the Q Final of the County Championship. They were beaten by Midleton in the County Semi Final,

 

Country Clean Recycling U21 B Hurling Championship.

After a well contested Championship Clyda Rovers Made it 2 in a Row when they defeated  Blackwater Rovers on a Score of 1-13 to 1-05 in Mallow on 3rd October. They were defeated by Watergrasshill in the Semi Final of the County Championship.

 

Fermoy Credit Uinon Junior A Football Championship

Mitchelstown are again kingpins of Junior A Football in  Avondhu when they defeated Buttevant on a score of 0-15 to 0-07 in Kilavullen on Sunday 28th August . They defeated Kilmichael in the Q Final of the County Championship and Glenbower Rovers in the County Semi Final on a score of 0-11to 0-08. Mitcheltown were crowned County Champions on Sun 10/11/13 when they defeated St Colums 0-12 to 2-05.

 

Walsh Pharmacy Fermoy J B 1 Football Championship

Charleville completed a double of Junior B titles by capturing this championship when they defeated Araglin on a score of 3-08 to 2-09 in Kildorrery on Sunday 20th of October. Charleville had already captured the Junior B County Football Championship when they defeated Ballinacurra in the County final. They still have a Munster competition to look forward to and will play Junior A football for 2014 in Avondhu.

 

Walsh’s Bar Mitchelstown Junior B 2 Football Championship

Clyda Rovers are The Junior B 2 Football champions for 2013 when they defeated  Ballyclough in Doneraile on a score line of 2-12 to 1-05

 

Health & Safety Services U21 A  Football Championship

Fermoy captured this championship this year when they defeated Clyda Rover in Castletownroche on a score line of 1-10 to 0-08 on Saturday 30th March. They defeated ballincollig in the Q Final of the County Championship but were defeated by eventual County Champions Valley Rovers in the County Semi Final on a score of 1-11 to 1-09.

 

O Sullivan Lewis & Co Accountants U21 B Football Championship

Kilworth defeated Buttevant on a Score of 1-08 to 1-07 in Castletownroche on Saturday 30th of March.  Kilworth defeated Kinsale in the County Q Final but were defeated by Robert Emmetts in the County Semi Final.

 

 

 

DETAILS OF LEAGUE & CUP COMPETITIONS IN AVONDHU FOR 2013

 

Cavanaghs Of Fermoy Avondhu/Imokilly Div 1 Football League

Mitchelstown made it back to back Div 1 titles when they defeated Carrignavar on a score line of  5-18 to 0-05 in Fermoy at the time of writing Mitchelstown  were due to play Kilmurry in the County League  Semi Final.

 

Cavanaghs Of Fermoy Div 2 Football League

Glanworth are the Champions of this Competition they defeated Grange in Fermoy on a score  of 2-12 to 0-10 . Glanworth were defeated by Fr O Neils in the County League Playoff. Both Glanworth  and Grange will play Div 1 Football for 2014.

 

Cavanaghs Of Fermoy Div 3 Football League

Abbey Rovers are Div 3 football league champions when they defeated Kilshannig on a Score of 0-12 to 0-04 in Doneraile. Both teams step up to Div 2 football for 2014.

 

Cavanaghs Of Fermoy Avondhu/Imokilly Div 1 Hurling League

Sarsfields of Imokilly made it 3 in a row Div 1 Hurling  league titles when they defeated Cobh in a all Imokilly final on a score line of 2-14 to 3-08 in  Fermoy on 12/8/13. At the times of writing Sarfields were waiting to play in the County League Semi Final.

 

Cavanaghs Of Fermoy Div 2 Hurling League

Doneraile had a good win over Castletownroche in the Div 2 Hurling league Final on a score of 3-18 to 2-08 in Kilavullen on 9/8/13. Doneraile defeated Carrigtwohill in  the County League Playoff and defeated Gleann na Laoi in the Semi Final at the time of writing they were awaiting the County League final, Both Doneraile and Castletownroche will play Div 1 Hurling for 2014.

 

Cavanaghs Of Fermoy Div 3 Hurling League

Buttevant claimed this title with a win over Kilavullen on a score of 4-12 to 2-15 after extra time in Shanballymore on 31/7/13. Both Buttevant and Kilavullen will play Div 2 Hurling for 2014.

 

Nagle Cup

Liscarroll captured the Nagle Cup when they defeated Shamballymore on a score line of 4-09 to 1-11

 

Naughton Cup

Still in progress Buttevant, Churchtown, Newtownshandrum,  & ballygiblin in Semi Finals at time of writing.

 

Coughlan Cup

Still in progress Kilworth & Fermoy in Semi Final, Ballyhea in Final at time of writing.

 

Brennan Cup

Being held over till start of 2014.

 

CHAMPIONSHIP MAN OF THE MATCH AWARDS 2013

The following are the Man of the Match award recipients for 2013.

Premier Junior Hurling; Eric O Connor (Newtownshandrum)

Junior A Football; Steven Fox (Mitchelstown)

Junior A Hurling; Gary Sweeney (Doneraile)

Junior B1 Football; Anderw Cagney (Charleville)

U21 A Football; Darragh Carroll (Fermoy)

U21 B Football; Sean Keane (Kilworth)

U21 A Hurling; Aron Sheehan (Mallow)

U21 B Hurling; Conor Flanagan (Clyda Rovers)

HALL OF FAME AWARD 2013

The Hall of Fame recipient for 2013 is former Treasurer of the North Cork Juvenile Board Mr Dan Collins of Hazelwood.

 

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.

 

SCÓR

The year in review was a relatively successful one for Avondhu Scór with County and Munster titles being claimed by teams proudly representing our division and we also had two teams participating in All-Ireland finals. The Clyda Rovers Scór na n-Óg team of Saoirse, Garrett, Donncha and Cormac O’Hanlon reached the All-Ireland final but unfortunately they did not claim the ultimate prize. The Buttevant Scór Sinsear Ceol Uirlise team of Alan Finn, Mairead Fitzgibbon, Aileen O’Callaghan, Anna Barrett and Ger Naughton also made it to the All-Ireland final but unfortunately ultimate glory was not to be theirs.

We also had County winners in the Scór na Páistí. In the Ceol Aonair Gormfhlaith Ní Shíocháin representing Gael Scoil de h-Íde Fermoy claimed victory in her competition while we had to settle for the runner up spot in the Aithriseoireacht competition where we were represented by Maire Fitzgibbon from Milford.

Club participation in the Scór Sinsear and Scór na n-Óg is far from satisfactory. There is an onus on every club to actively promote our native language and culture, every club must have a cultural officer appointed at their AGM’s. Clubs should put much more thought into who they elect as cultural officer and not to just put a name down on paper. If not for the efforts of the scór committee in getting clubs to compete we would not be able to even stage a divisional final. Thankfully the Scór na Páistí is much more successful with almost 60% of the schools in the division competing. There is great credit due to the teachers for the amount of time and effort that they put in after school hours to prepare their pupils for these competitions and this is very much appreciated by the Scór committee.

A number of changes have been made to the format of Scór for this year which in our opinion do not add to the competitions, namely the Trath na gCeist being changed to a table quiz format and the Nuachleas being eliminated from Scór to be replaced by a Léiriú competition.

The Scór committee is indebted to Michael O’Donovan who has acted as Fear an Tí for our competitions and to our dedicated judges.

The board acknowledges and appreciates the work of the Scór committee Daithi Pierce, Barry Aherne, Tim Ring, Dave Curry, Liam Hanley and Alec Morrissey and they are hard at work in preparations for this years competition.

Fionbarra O hEacthain Scor Committee

SPONSORS 2013

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 Recycling; U 21 B H C

Fermoy Credit Union; J A F C

Walshs Pharmacy Fermoy ; J B 1 F C

Walsh’s Bar Mitchelstown;  J B 2 F C

O’Sullivan Lewis Mitchelstown; U21 B F C

Health & Safety Services Newmarket; U21 A F C

Mick Fitzgerald Hurleys Araglin

Ballylough Milling

Brooks Solicitors Mitchelstown.

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.

 

GAELTACHT SCHOLARSHIPS.

San mbliain seo as an Ceanntair cuireadh 7 scolairi go dti an Gaeltacht. This year 7 students were granted Scholarships to the Ballingeary Gaeltacht.

 

JUVENILE BOARD COISTE NA NOG NORTH.

I want to thank the Officers of the North Region Juvenile Board for all their help and cooperation they have given to the Board this year, and congratulate them on doing a fantastic job on running their competitions with great efficiency.

 

APPEAL.

Every year at Convention a collection is taken up for Charity.  I would appeal to your generosity to support this collection.

 

COUNTY MEMBERS DRAW.

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.

 

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 100 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 in 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.

 

REFEREES

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 also want to congratulate all our referees who did finals at both Avondhu Board level and County Board level and wish each one of you every success in the coming year.

 

SYMPATHY

Over the past year we lost some well known people from our Gaa fraternity in Avondhu. These

People are a great loss to our association but more importantly they will be missed by their families.

On behalf of the Board 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.

 

CONGRATULATIONS.

On behalf of the Board I want to congratulate all Divisional competition winners in 2013. A special word of congratulations to Clyda Rovers (Premier Intemediate County Football Champions 2013) to Mitchelstown (County Junior A Football Champions 2013) Charleville (Junior B County Football Champions 2013) and to the Teams who won County Leagues in 2013, Fermoy (Div 4 Football County League Champions) Charleville (Div 3 Hurling County League Champions), Glanworth (Div 3 Football County League Champions) we congratulate all.

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 would like to congratulate the Cork Junior football team who captured Corks only All Ireland for 2013. Congartulation to Andrew O Brien (Kildorrery) who played on this Team and Michael Lyons (Araglin) who was a Selector.

I would like to pay tribute to Paudie Kissane (Clyda Rovers) who retired from inter County football in the past few weeks. Paudie is a player who has been dedicated to his County Club and Division throughout his career and has served all three with total commitment we thank you Paudie for all your commitment and congratulate you on your achievements and wish you well in the future. 

 

Social Media

This year the Avondhu Board decided to set up a new website. This was set up with the help of Esports Manger a soft ware company used by the County Board. The website has been a roaring success and the public can now see what activities are taking place in the Board at first hand.

The website is a one stop shop for fixtures, results, and News in our Division.

Also within our website we have a very active Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Our Twitter account has 1,588 Followers while our Facebook has 956 Fans. As a Board we will endeavour to keep improving our website for 2014. We would hope that all Clubs in the Division would have a Twitter account in 2014.

I have inserted a graph below to show the activity of our Website since it launched in Mid February to present day we have had 51,417 hits,

I would like to thank our IT committee for all their hard work in getting the Website up and running especially Ciaran O Regan and John Courtney for updating the Twitter and Facebook accounts with great efficiency, also a big thank you to Tracey Kennedy County Pro for all her help.   

 

Avondhu Board Website Activity 2014

Coaching

In Avondhu we are so fortunate to have great Coaches looking after our young Hurlers and Footballers I would like to complement these people for the great work they are doing. Unfortunately the Avondhu Board are facing into 2014 without a Coach of our own this is unfortunate and at the moment there is no easy solution to the problem. I would like to thank our last Coach Seamus Murphy for all his time and dedication to the job, I would encourage our Clubs to try and get Coaches in their own Community to go in to the schools and continue on the work of teaching our young people the skills of Hurling and Football.

Thanks to Kevin O Callaghan and Noel Crowley for all there help during the past year.

 

Cultúir agus Gaeilge

 Tá dhá bhliain den treimhse trí bliana caite agam anois mar Oifigeach Cultúir Abhainn Dubh.

Tá athas orm go bhfuil feabhas beag ar dul chun cinn na Gaeilge i measc na gclub.  Tá a Oifeagach Cultuir féin ag gach club anois agus is maith an rud é seo.  Ta sé tabhachtach go ndéanfadh gach club iarracht an duine is oiriúnai sa chlub a fháil cun glacadh leis on bpost seo.  Maidir le clár na gcluichí tá sé go hiontach gur usáid na clubanna go leir ainmneacha na n-imreoirí as Gaeilge chomh maith le as Bearla. Ta sé an-tabhachtach Gaeilge a usáid ar an gcludach. Chomh maith le sin tá dul chun cinn an-mhór déanta ag clubanna maidir le fograí a chur suas ina seomraì feistis, in a hallai agus ar uile. Ta fograí ar nos 'Fir' 'Mná' 'Rèiteoir' 'Chugat' agus ar uile le feiscint go forleathan anois.

Ba mhaith liom buiocas ó chroí a ghabháil le Liam O Laochdha, Oifigeach Cultǜir an Contae, 2012 agus le Ciarán Mac Cana, Oifigeach Cultùir an Chontae, 2013, a chabhraigh liom mo phost a chomhlíonadh. Maidir le Scor tá roinnt rialacha nua leagtha amach don seasúr seo chugainn agus beidh siad seo suimiuil, dearfainn. Impim ar gach club leanuint ar aghaidh chun Scór na bPaisti, Scór na nOg, agus Scór Sinsear a chur chun cinn.

Go raibh mile maith agaibh go leir.

Padraigh O'Riain Oifigeach Cultuir

 

CONCLUSION.

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 Liz and the staff at Mallow Gaa Club for making their magnificent facilities available to the Board for Meetings over the past year. Also I would like to thank Prionnsias O’ Murchu and Diarmuid O Donavan the staff in Páirc Uí Chaoimh for all their help during the year, and indeed the rest of the County Board officers for their cooperation.

I would like to thank sincerely the officers and Management Committee 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. I also want to thank my Wife and Family for affording me the opportunity to do this job.

I would like to thank John Geaney the outgoing Development officer for all his help and dedication to the board over the past 3 years and wish him well in his future and I know that he will continue to work within the Gaa Community for the betterment of the Association.

Finally I want to wish everyone the very best of luck for 2014 


AVONDHU/IMOKILLY INTERGRATED LEAGUES 2013 REPORT

 

HURLING LEAGUE 2013

  • Committee for both leagues; Barry Ahern, Denis Twomey(Runai), John Courtney ,Donal O Keeffe, Don Hegarthy, John O Donoghue,

 

  • Sponsors; Cavanaghs of Fermoy

 

  • Hurling League; 20 Teams in 2 Groups of 10,

 

  • Starting Date of league; 10/3/13

 

  • Num, of Games Fixed; 93

 

  • Num of Walkovers; 3

 

  • Num of Suspensions; 6

 

  • Champions; Sarsfields(Imokilly)

 

  • Runners Up; Cobh (Imokilly)

 

  • Relegated; Kilshannig (Avondhu) Harbour Rovers(Avondhu), Killeagh (Imokilly), Erins Own(Imokilly)

 

  • Finish Date of League; 12/8/13, Final Referee; D Farrell (Avondhu, Mitchelstown)

 

  • Num of Meetings with Clubs & Committee; 6

 

FOOTBALL LEAGUE 2013

 

  • Sponsors; Cavanaghs of Fermoy

 

  • Football League; 15 Teams in 2 Groups of  8 & 7

 

  • Starting Date of League;10/2/13

 

  • Num of Game Fixed; 52

 

  • Num of Walkovers; 5

 

  • Num of Suspensions; 3

 

  • Champions; Mitchelstown( Avondhu)

 

  • Runners Up; Carraig Na Bhfear (Imokilly)

 

  • Relegated; Ballyhooy(Avondhu),Kilavullen(Avondhu), Cobh(Imokilly), Aghada (Imokilly)

 

  • Finish Date of League; 6/7/13 ,  Final Referee; M Sheedy (Avondhu, Shanballymore)

 

I want to thank everyone who helped to run these Leagues especially the Clubs for their cooperation. The Imokilly Secretary and Board Members who attended meetings in Fermoy to arrange Fixtures and to the Avondhu Board  Vice Chairman and PRO who really worked hard to ensure these Leagues would be successful. Hopefully these Leagues can go from strength to strength in the coming years.