AGM Report 2014


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Comhdháil Bhliantúil Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Coiste Tuaisceart Chorcaí. San Cumann Cill Seannaigh ar an 3rd 

Nollaig 2014 AgTosnú ar 8 i.n

 

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Avondhu Divisional Board Annual Convention in Kilshannig Gaa Club on 3rd December 2014 @ 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 Convention

 


Introduction

Beidh an Coinbhinsiún Bord Abhann Dúbh  ar siúl ag Cill Seanaigh ar an gCéadaoin 3rd  Nollaig 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 2014.

Ba mhaith liom an deis seo a thapú chun comhghairdeas a dhéanamh go léir an Craobh agus Sraith buaiteoirí i Abhann Dúbh do 2014.

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 2014 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 2014,

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 2015.

The Avondhu Board Convention will take place at Kilshannig on Wednesday 3rd December 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 2014.

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the Championship and League winners in Avondhu for 2014.

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 2014 and I want to Congratulate those from the Division who wore the red jersey and those who were part of selection committee's for 2014.

This year was again a busy year for the Division the Board under took many projects outside of the day to day running of the Board

A total of €5000 was given for grants towards development work carried out by clubs in our Division this will continue in 2015.

The Board also ran a very successful Golf Classic in the Mitchelstown Golf Club the Money from this event went towards Hurleys for all the Primary Schools in the Division.

Board Officers 2014

 

 

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; Michael Murphy (Mallow)

 

Oifigeach Cultúir ; Paddy Ryan (Ballygiblin)

 

 

Management Committee  Members 2014

 

Tom Fox (Kildorrery) (League Committee)

 

John Twomey (Kilworth) (CCC)

 

Tom   Barrett (Castletownroche) (League Committee)

 

Liam Hanley (Doneraile) (Finance Committee)

 

Arthur O Keffee (Glanworth) (League Committee)

 

Christy Morrissey (Newtown) (CCC)

 

Michael Sheehan (Liscarroll) (Finance Committee)

 

Tim Watson (Milford) (League Committee)

 

Tom Lenahane (Buttevant) (Finance Committee)

 

John Roche (Clyda Rovers) (Finance Committee)

 

AVONDHU CHAMPIONS 2014 IN PICTURES

 

 

 AVONDHU SENIOR TEAMS 2014

 

SENIOR FOOTBALLER’S

 

Div/Coll Rd 2 14/4/14  Avondhu 1 09  Carbary 1 16 in Cloughduv

 

Selectors; Pat Spratt (Buttevant), Jerry O Connell (Kilshannig), John Courtney (Mitchelstown)

 

SENIOR HURLER’S

 

Div/Coll Rd 2 22/4/14 Avondhu 3 11 UCC 3-17 in Caherlag

 

Selectors; Jodie Hayes (Mallow), Richard O Hara (Milford), Trevor Conney (Fermoy), Denis Twomey (Araglin)

 

The Board would like to thank both selection Committees for their commitment to the Avondhu Teams for 2014 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 CHAMPIONSHIP & LEAGUE COMPETITIONS IN AVONDHU FOR 2014

 

Date
Competition
Champions
Runners up
Venue
Score
Referee
31/8/14
J A H C
Dromina
Newtown
Ballyhea
1 18 to 0 09
M Sheehan
19/10/14
J B H C
Ballyclough
Ballyhea
Churchtown
1 16 to 2 10
J Murphy
5/10/14
J C H C
Churchtown
Milford
Dromina
2 10 to 1 09
E Walsh
22/9/14
U 21 A H C
Shandrum
Charleville
N/A
Walkover
N/A
13/9/14
U 21 B H C
Ballygiblin
Kilworth
Araglin
0 15 to 0 11
N O Regan
19/10/14
U21 C H C
Mill Rovers
Doneraile
Castletown
1 12 to 1 10
C O Regan
10/8/14
Div 1H L
Dungourney
Newtown
Fermoy
1 17 to 1 15
D O Leary
1/8/14
Div 2 H L
Newtown
Harbour Rovers
Castletown
2 15 to 1 12
N O Regan
18/8/14
Div 3 H L
Ballyclough
Ballygiblin
Buttevant
2 23 to 3 05
M O Kelly
15/11/14
Naughton Cup
Newtown
Dromina
Newtown
1 15 to 1 14
J Sexton
23/3/14
Coughlan Cup
Ballyhea
Fermoy
Buttevant
2 17 to 1 11
W Cole
7/9/14
J A F C
Kilshannig
Ballyclough
Buttevant
2 15 to 3 11
M Sheedy
14/9/14
J B 1 F C
Ballyhooly
Grange
Kilworth
1 09 to 2 03
J O Brien
6/8/14
J B 2 F C
Kilshannig
Kildorrery
Doneraile
0 15 to 0 07
D Curtain
29/3/14
U 21 A F C
Mallow
Fermoy
Kildorrery
1 09 to 0 06
M Sheedy
12/4/14
U 21 B F C
Kilshannig
Buttevant
Mallow
3 10 to 1 10
J O Leary
23/8/14
U21 C F C
Mill Rovers
Castle Rovers
Doneraile
3 11 to 3 06
T Harold
14/7/14
Div 1 F L
Kilavullen
Liscarroll
Fermoy
2 07 to 0 10
D Farrell
28/6/14
Div 2 F L
Ballyhooly
Fermoy
Castletown
2 07 to 0 09
J Murphy
28/6/14
Div 3 F L
Kildorrery
Ballyclough
Castletown
1 13 to 1 08
D Curtain
 
Nagle Cup
2015
2015
2015
2015
2015
 
Brennan Cup
In Progress
In Progress
In Progress
In Progress
In Progress

 Season Activity Summary Report 2014

 

 
Competition
Total Fixture
Outstanding Fixtures
Conceded Fixtures




 
Health & Safety Services U21 A Hurling C'ship 2014
7
0
1




 
Ballylough Milling U21 C Football C'ship 2014
4
0
1




 
Ballylough Milling U21 C Hurling Championship
4
0
0




 
Barnes Jewellers Fermoy U21 A Football C'ship 2014
6
0
0




 
Brennan Cup 2014
7
1
0




 
Cavanaghs of Fermoy Div 1 Avondhu/Imokilly Hurling League Group 1 2014
48
0
2




 
Cavanaghs of Fermoy Div 1 Avondhu/Imokilly Hurling League Group 2 2014
45
0
2




 
Cavanaghs of Fermoy Div 1 Football League 2014
49
0





 
Cavanaghs of Fermoy Div 2 Football League 2014
25
0
3




 
Cavanaghs of Fermoy Div 2 Hurling League 2014
59
0
11 




 
Cavanaghs of Fermoy Div 3 Football League 2014
24
0
6




 
Cavanaghs of Fermoy Div 3 Hurling League 2014
32
0
3




 
Country Clean Recycling U21 B Hurling Championship 2014
11
0
0




 
Fermoy Credit Union Junior A Football C'ship 2014
15
0
0




 
Hibernian Hotel Junior Hurling C'ship 2014
17
0
0




 
McAuliffe Hurleys Charleville Junior C Hurling C'ship
5
0
0




 
NAGLE CUP 2014
1
1
0




 
Naughton Cup 2014
4
0
2




 
O Sullivan Lewis & Co Accountants U21 B Football C'ship 2014
11
0
0




 
Shreelawn Oil Junior B Hurling C'ship 2014
14
0
0




 
Walshs Bar Mitchelstown Avondhu JB 2 Football Championship
6
0
0




 
Walshs Pharmacey Avondhu Junior B 1 Football C'ship
6
0
1













           (Total’s for 2014)  22
   399
 2
40
















 

(Total’s for 2013)     19               396     3                 38
     

(Total’s for 2012)     20               427                        43

 

(Total’s for 2011)     18               325                        20

 

DETAILS OF CHAMPIONSHIP COMPETITIONS IN AVONDHU FOR 2014

 

Hibernian Hotel  Junior Hurling Championship

Dromina are the champions for 2014 after they defeated Neighbours Newtown in the Final in Ballyhea on Sun 31st September on a score of 1-18 to 0-09. Dromina were  defeated by the Duhallow Champions Kilbrin in the Q Final of the County Championship.

 

Shreelawn Oil Junior B  Hurling Championship

Ballyclough are the Champions of this competition for 2014 with a win over Ballyhea in the Final on a score of 1-16 to 2-10 in Churchtown . Ballyclough also won the County Junior B Hurling Title and will now move up to the top grade of hurling in Avondhu for 2015.

McAuliffe Hurley’s Charleville J C Hurling Championship

Churchtown captured this title when they defeated Milford in Dromina on a score of 2-10 to 1-09. A good win for Churchtown

 

Health & Safety Services U21 A Hurling Championship

Shandrum are the Champions of this Competition. There was no Final played as Charleville would not play this game on the Ratified Date, This was a very disappointing end to this Competition and it’s a competition which has to be serious looked at for 2015, Is there need for Back door? Shandrum Subsequently defeated Duhallow in the Q Final of the County Championship but were defeated by Carrigaline in the County Semi Final.

Country Clean Recycling U21 B Hurling Championship.

After a well contested Championship Ballygiblin  defeated  Kilworth  on a Score of 0-15 to 0-11 in Araglin . They were defeated by Clonakillty in the Semi Final of the County Championship.

 

Fermoy Credit Uinon Junior A Football Championship

Kilshannig are again kingpins of Junior A Football in  Avondhu after a lengthy spell when they defeated Ballyclough on a score of 2-15 to 3-11 in Buttevant  This was a superb Final . Kilshannig were defeated by St Finbarr’s in the County Q Final after a Replay

 

Walsh Pharmacy Fermoy J B 1 Football Championship

Ballyhooly are the JB1Football Champions for 2014 after they defeated Grange on a score of 1-09 to 2-03 in Kilworth.

 

Walsh’s Bar Mitchelstown Junior B 2 Football Championship

Kilshannig are The Junior B 2 Football champions for 2014 when they defeated Kildorrery after a replay in Doneraile on a score line of 0-15 to 0-07

 

Barnes Jewellers Fermoy U21 A  Football Championship

Mallow Captured this Championship for 2014 when they beat Fermoy on a Scoreline of 1 09 to 0 06 in Kildorrery. Mallow were defeated by Nemo Rangers in the County Q Finals

 

O Sullivan Lewis & Co Accountants U21 B Football Championship

Kilshannig are the U21 B Football champions for 2014. They defeated Buttevant on a Score of 3 10 to 1 10 in Mallow. Kilshannig were defeated by Coursey Rovers in the County Q Finals

 

Ballylough Milling U21 C Hurling & Football Championships

Both of the U21 C Competitions were won by Mill Rovers in the Football they defeated Castle Rovers on a Score of 3 11 to 3 06. While in the Hurling they defeated Doneraile on a Score of 1 12 to 1 10. It’s a pity that only 3 Teams entered these competitions I would encourage teams that are struggling to field 15 a side to have a look at the 12 aside competitions.

 

DETAILS OF LEAGUE & CUP COMPETITIONS IN AVONDHU FOR 2014

 

Cavanaghs Of Fermoy Avondhu/Imokilly Div 1 Football League

Kilavullen made a welcome return to winning ways when they defeated Liscarroll on a score line of  2-07 to 0-10. Kilavullen defeated Lisgoold in the Q Final of the County League and were defeated by Knocknagree in the Semi Final.

 

Cavanaghs Of Fermoy Div 2 Football League

Ballyhooly are the Champions of this Competition they defeated Fermoy in Castletowroche on a score of 2-07 to 0-09 . Ballyhooly were defeated by Carrigtwohill in the County League Playoff. Both Ballyhooly and Fermoy will play Div 1 Football for 2015.


Cavanaghs Of Fermoy Div 3 Football League

Kildorrery are Div 3 football league champions when they defeated Ballyclough on a Score of 1-13 to 1-08 in Doneraile.

 

Cavanaghs Of Fermoy Avondhu/Imokilly Div 1 Hurling League

Dungourney of Imokilly defeated Newtownshandrum in the final on a score line of 1-17 to 1-15 in  Fermoy . At the times of writing Dungourney were waiting to play in the County League Final.

 

Cavanaghs Of Fermoy Div 2 Hurling League

Newtownshandrum had a good win over Harbour Rovers in the Div 2 Hurling league Final on a score of 2-15 to 1-12 in Castletownroche. Newtown gave a walkover to Erins Own in  the County League Playoff .

Cavanaghs Of Fermoy Div 3 Hurling League

Ballyclough claimed this title with a win over Ballygiblin on a score of 2-23 to 3-05.

Nagle Cup

Being held over to 2015

Naughton Cup

 NewtownshandrumWon the Naughton Cup with a win over Dromina.

Coughlan Cup

Ballyhea Won the Coughlan Cup with a win over Fermoy last March

Brennan Cup

Liscarroll, Charleville & Mallow still in this Competition

 

CHAMPIONSHIP MAN OF THE MATCH AWARDS 2014

The following are the Man of the Match award recipients for 2014.

 Junior A Hurling; Diarmuid Buckley (Dromina)

Junior A Football; Killian O Hanlon (Kilshannig)

Junior B Hurling; Tom O Neill (Ballyclough)

Junior C Hurling; Michael Doyle (Churchtown)

Junior B1 Football; Darragh O Riely (Ballyhooly)

U21 A Football; Killian O Connor (Mallow)

U21 B Football; Owen O Sullivan (Kilshannig)

U21 B Hurling; Michael Walsh (Ballygiblin)

I want to thank all the Man of the Match Selectors who picked the above Players

 

HALL OF FAME AWARD 2014

The Avondhu Board Hall of Fame recipient for 2014 is Mallow stalwart Sean Cooney. Congratulations Sean.

 

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. This year the Avondhu Board presented hurleys to all Primary Schools within our Division This was done with the help of McAulliffe Hurleys Charleville & Fitzgerald Hurleys Araglin

SPONSORS 2014

Cavanaghs of Fermoy ; Div 1 2 & 3 Hurling & Football Leagues      Walsh’s Bar Mitchelstown;  J B 2 F C

Hibernian Hotel Mallow; J H C                                               O’Sullivan Lewis Mitchelstown; U21 B F C

Shreelawn Oil; J B H C                                                  Health & Safety Services Newmarket; U21 A H C

McAulliffe Hurleys Charleville ; J C H C                                           Walshs Pharmacy Fermoy ; J B 1 F C

Barnes Jewellers Fermoy; U21 A F C                                                Ballylough Milling U21 C H&F C

Country Clean Recycling; U 21 B H C                                                 Brooks Solicitors Mitchelstown

Fermoy Credit Union; J A F C                                                            Mick Fitzgerald Hurleys Araglin

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 19 scolairi go dti an Gaeltacht. This year 19 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 Massive amount of 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.

 

CORK GAA CLUBS 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 and will also offset the Cost of redeveloping Pairc Ui Chaoimh. I would urge clubs to continue to support the Cork Gaa Clubs 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 new 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. I also want to take this opportunity to wish John Sexton of Ballyhea all the best in his retirement, John has given great service to both his Division & County over the years as a top class Referee.

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS.

On behalf of the Board I want to congratulate all Divisional competition winners in 2014. A special word of congratulations to Ballyhea (Premier Intemediate County Hurling Champions 2014) to Fermoy (County Intermediate Hurling Champions 2014) Ballyclough (Junior B County Hurling Champions 2014) and to the Teams who won County Leagues in 2014, Clyda Rovers (Div 2 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 Intermediate Hurling team who captured Corks only All Ireland title for 2014.There was 7 players from Avondhu on this team which was coached by Liam Hayes of Dromina

I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Ladies of our Division for winning honours in Both Ladies Football and Camoige. Milford Senior Camoige team are once again All Ireland Senior Club Champions while Anna Geary, Aisling Thompson & Maire Walsh played starring roles in Corks win in the Camoige All Ireland Final Anna of Course having the honour of Captaining Cork, George Fitzgibbion was a Selector. In the Ladies football Mourneabbey are Munster champions and have Doireann,Ciara & Roisin O Sullivan & Maire O Callaghan  on the All Ireland winning Cork Team, Shane Roynane was a Selector. Congratulations to All

Social Media

The Avondhu Website has been a phenomenal succes in the past year .

Our Twitter account has 2,276 Followers while our Facebook has 1,084 Fans. As a Board we will endeavour to keep improving our website for 2015. We would hope that all Clubs in the Division would have a Twitter account in 2015.

I have inserted a graph below to show the activity of our website for 2014 we’ve almost 70,000 hits,to date this year which brings our total views to 152,300 since the website was set up

I would like to thank our IT committee for all their hard work in keeping the Website running efficiently 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 and I especially want to wish Tracey all the best in the Future she has done a tremendous job as PRO of the County Board. Both Tracey & Ciaran have been recognised this year by receiving awards for their outstanding work in PR

 

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. Last year I wrote that we did not have a fulltime Coach in Avondhu, Thankfully this has changed with the appointment of Pat Spratt as our Full time GDA in the North Region (Avondhu/Duhallow), Pat is doing tremendous work and we look forward to working with him in 2015, 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 also to Kevin O Callaghan and Noel Crowley for all there help during the past 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.

Scor

As we look back on another year of activity in Scór in Abhann Dubh we can proudly lay claim to three county titles and just one Munster crown and unfortunately none at All Ireland level. Two of our county titles came in the Scór Sinsear with Danny Corkery from Milford claiming the title in the Aithriseoireacht competition while the Ballyclough group of Sinead Ducey, Jennifer O'Mahony, Faye O'Donoghue and Lorraine O'Connell claimed the county title in the Bailead Ghrúp competition. These competitors did themselves, their clubs, their division and county proud in the Munster campaign but unfortunately the talent from the other counties proved too much. In the Scór na n-Óg two of our representatives progressed to the county final. Unfortunately for Maura Fitzgibbon from Milford she finished in the runner up position in the Aithriseoireacht. Our other representatives in these finals, Clyda Rovers fared much better. Their team of Cormac O'Hanlon, Saoirse O'Hanlon, Donncha O'Hanlon, Gareth O'Hanlon and Conor Daly claimed the winner’s prize in the Ceol Uirlise. They also qualified for the Munster final where they again claimed ultimate honours but unfortunately they did not have any joy in the All Ireland section.

 

Once again it is disappointing to report that participation in the Scór competitions is very very low. In the Scór sinsear just five clubs competed while in the Scór na n-Óg just six clubs participated. Scór is a valuable outlet to promote our native language and culture and it beholds every club to play their part and clubs that do not participate are failing in this regard. All clubs are to have appointed at their AGM's an Oifig Cultúr agus Gaeilge and this position is every bit as important as that of the Cathaoirleach. It is due in no small part to the trojan work that is done by Daithi Pierce that we have so many competitors taking part in Abhann Dubh.

 

In the Scór na Páistí competitions the story makes much better reading. Of the forty six schools in the division eligible to compete a total of twenty six of these participated, about 56% of them. For this a huge debt of gratitude is due to the hard working teachers in our primary schools. They put in a huge effort in the preparation of the children to take to the stage in spite of all the cutbacks that have affected them over the years and this work is appreciated by the Scór committee. The best overall school in these competitions and the winners of the Eddie O'Connor Memorial Shield were Ballygown National School.

 

A very special word of congratulations also to Kilavullen girls Niamh and Deirdre O'Gorman. Having come through auditions they got to appear on the TG4 programme Scór Encore. Niamh performed and was accompanied by Deirdre and on the night they finished second to the overall winner.The Scór committee is indebted to Michael O'Donovan who acted as Fear an Tí for our competitions and also to our very dedicated panel of 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.

 

Fionnbarra ÓhEathirn,

Scór committee.

Cultúir agus Gaeilge

 Padraigh O'Riain Oifigeach Cultuir

 

Development Officer & Referees Administrators Report 2014

Grants

2014 has been a Busy year in Avondhu . The Board has given €5000 worth of Grants to 7 Clubs in the Division who have carried out development work in their Ground the Clubs were as follows Araglinn ,Ballyhea, Ballygiblin, Kilshannig, Kilavullen, Milford, Churchtown, Hopefully these grants will go some way to offset the Cost of these Clubs Developments .

County Development Meetings

This year the County Development officer Michael Byrne has organized several meetings to help Club .The club officer night was held in February  and a information night on insurance was also held  and a pre -A G M course in October was also held, A database is being compiled of clubs who  have completed a Strategic Development Plan or who are working on them , Our next plan is to conduct a seminar on ground and pitch maintenance , a first aid and injuries seminar is also  being organized for early in the new year. The County Development officer and I are always on hand to help clubs with Any Development issues they may have. Congratulations to the Clubs in our Division who qualified for Munster Development Grants in 2014

Referees

There is a very good working relationship between the Avondhu Board and the Referees in North Cork .I would like to thank all the referees in the division for looking after our games and would like to congratulate all our referees who participated at County  and National level in 2014.

The Board had a total of 30 active Referees for 2014 we would encourage more new referees to take on the Job.

It was most disappointing that there was very little meetings held this year hopefully that will change in the new year with the a new committee being put in Place on that note I would like to thank John Sexton Chairman of the Referees Committee  who is retiring from refereeing and wish him all the best for the future.

The Referees in Avondhu were kitted out with new Gear this year. The Avondhu Board Contributed to this.

 

Oifigeach Forbatha Micheal O Murchu

 

AVONDHU/IMOKILLY INTERGRATED LEAGUE 2014 REPORT

 

HURLING LEAGUE 2014

  • 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

 

  • No. of Games Fixed; 93

 

  • No. of Walkovers; 4

 

  • No. of Suspensions; 8

 

  • Champions; Dungourney(Imokilly)

 

  • Runners Up; Newtownshandrum (Avondhu)

 

  • Relegated; Ballyhea (Avondhu) Clyda Rovers (Avondhu),Bride Rovers (Imokilly),Carrigtwohill (Imokilly)
  • Finish Date of League; 10/8/13, Final Referee; D O Leary (Avondhu/Imokilly,Watergrasshill)

 

  • No. of Meetings with Clubs & Committee; 4

 

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 this League would be successful. Hopefully this League can Keep going   from strength to strength.

 

 

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 and Mairead, Barbara & Tommy 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 of the Avondhu Board 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 Paddy Ryan Cultural Officer and Denis Hickey Treasurer for all their help and dedication to the board over the past 3 to 4 years and wish them well in the future and I know that they will continue to work within the Gaa Community for the betterment of the Association. I also want to wish both John Roche and Michael Sheehan the very best in their respective new jobs and luck forward to working with you for 2015.

Finally I want to wish everyone the very best of luck for 2015.