CLG Cora Chaitlín, otherwise known as Newmarket-on-Fergus GAA Club, held its annual general meeting on Sunday 26th November in what turned out to be a very productive gathering.
Runaí Cora Chaitlín, Concepta O’Connor, opened proceedings by reading off the minutes from the 2016 AGM. Concepta then delivered the Secretary’s report in which the exploits of all adult hurling teams were detailed.
Concepta also acknowledged those who promote the games at all levels and the work being done in the four local primary schools as well as that of her fellow officers.
In his Treasurer’s report, Jimmy Clancy had positive news with a strong year for the Cora Chaitlín finances. A lot of this goes down to the success of the Dogs Night, Family Day and various other fundraisers.
Public Relations Officer, Páraic McMahon spoke of the important role the annual Tradraí magazine plays in the club. Social media’s role was commented upon and how this can be abused by some people.
McMahon noted that very little team success was achieved in the club and efforts must be done to reverse this. He thanked several people for their assistance including the local media as he stepped down after a successful three-year term.
Freddy McInerney, who is entering his third year as Chairman of Cora Chaitlín CLG, outlined the requirements of his role. He went through the various committees in the club, highlighting the importance of each and every one.
Freddy stressed the “social aspect” of the club and how vital it is. He suggested that a more professional approach needs to be adopted for the hosting of games in Fr Murphy Memorial Park.
Motions relating to the wearing of club gear and the possible redesign of the crest were passed. Several ideas were passed on to the relevant committee to flesh out while a proposal was put forward to revise the parish rule.
A proposal to increase the cost of membership to help alleviate the costs of running the club was defeated by an overwhelming majority.
In addressing the gathering, Pat Halpin suggested the clubhouse be opened once a month to allow people meet for a cup of tea, a chat and a game of cards. He also wants a review into access to club grounds.
A minute’s silence was held at the end of the gathering in memory of all those who have had involvement with the club and have since died.
Maurice Gough, Paula Carr Whelan, Aileen Kilmartin, Tanya Arthur and Pat Keogh are new additions to the Club Executive for 2018 while Diarmuid O’Leary, Sinead Keogh, Marie-Louise Kaiser, Brendan Ryan, Carol O’Leary and Páraic McMahon depart.
CLG Cora Chaitlín Officers 2018
Patrons: Canon Reuben Butler & Fr Tom Fitzpatrick
President: Buddy McMahon
Chairman: Freddy McInerney
Vice Chairman: Seanie McMahon
Secretary: Concepta O’Connor
Asst Secretary: Kenneth Arthur
Treasurer: Jimmy Clancy
Asst Treasurer: Brian Clancy
Chair Camogie Club: Aileen Kilmartin
Chair Ladies Football Club: Tanya Arthur:
Chair Bord na nÓg: Maurice Gough
Secretary Bord na nÓg: Paula Carr Whelan
Field Maintenance Officer: Cathal Conway
Chairman Park Dev: Damian Hogan
Games Development Officer: Liam Clancy
County Board Delegate: Pat Corry
Delegates to Co Convention: Pat Corry, Seanie McMahon, Concepta O’Connor
Child Protection Officer: Siobhán Conway
Scór: Pat Keogh
U21 Manager: Vacant
Intermediate Manager: John Guilfoyle
Junior Manager: John Hannon
Registrar: Ken Tucker
Hurling Committee Chairman: Mike Clancy