Drumconrath GAA held their well attended AGM on Thursday the 28th of November and there was no change at the top table where officers were re-elected unopposed. Chairman Paul Carey thanked everyone for their continued support in 2018.
Although it was a disappointing year on the playing field there was a great sense of belief and positivity looking ahead to 2019 with no retirements forecast and some new players coming through.
Development on the multi-purpose fitness Hall has commenced in mid-November when we had a blessing and turning of sod by Fr Connaughton and Co Board chairman Peter O'Halloran. With the new build underway and all other listed development plans hoped to be completed in 2019 it is sure to be a busy and exciting time for the club and community.
We had the election of officers with Leighton Irwin now taking up the role of membership officer and Aine O'Neill as Assistant PRO. Attracta Ward became Drumconrath's first lady Honoraury President when she was elected for her endless contribution to the club throughout the years.
For anyone who was unable to attend our AGM I have attached below a copy of a presentation that was shown at our AGM highlighting some of the items that were up for discussion. This will also be available to view on our website shortly.
Honorary Presidents: Rev Fr Eamonn Butler, Rev Fr Finnian Connaughton, Pat Dempsey, Nicky Callan, Joe McGahan, Francis Saul, Attracta Ward.
Chairman: Paul Carey
Vice Chairman: Mickel Reilly
Secretary: Joanna Duff
Assistant Secretary: Michael Og O Gallachoir
Treasurer: Mary O'Neill
Assistant Treasurer: Kevin Flanagan
PRO: Helen Byrne
Assistant PRO: Aine O'Neill
Insurance Officer: Michael Og O Gallachoir
Sean Gael officer: Attracta Ward
School Liaison Officer: Shane Byrne
Health and Safety Officer: Stephen Lynch
Membership Officer: Leighton Irwin
Irish Officer: Michael Og O Gallachoir
Health and Well-being Officer Joanna Duff
IT Officer: Cathal Reilly
Child Welfare Officer: Lenore McGahan
Martin McCullagh, Stephen McKenna, Paddy Duff, Michael Gallagher, Shay Durnin, Pete McMahon, Peter O'Halloran, Niall Carolan, Peter Ludlow
Drumconrath GAA held their well attended AGM on Thursday 18th in the Parish Centre. History was made at our AGM as the Meath County Board Chairman was in attendance, our own clubman Peter O'Halloran. Our club Chairman Paul Carey welcomed and congratulated Peter on his recent achievement of becoming the clubs first ever Co Board Chairman. Peter addressed the floor and thanked the club for all their support over the years. He acknowledged that it all starts at club level and that this has helped bring him to the position he holds today.
The 2017 football teams management of Anthony Monaghan, Cathal Byrne and Mickel Reilly were thanked for their great efforts in managing the team to a JF Quarter Final and a Tailteann Cup Final.
Off the field there was also great success for the club as their main fundraiser 'Lip Sync Battles' exceeded all expectations and secured great financial reward for our proposed new development. Chairman thanked all involved for their hard work including performers, volunteers, sponsors, committee and everyone who supported it. It was a great night for club and community.
Club President Fr. Connaughton spoke about how the club has got behind and helped with many community activities. He also made particular reference to our recently developed walking track and how it is a fantastic amenity for young and old of our parish and surrounding areas. He wished the club continued success for the year ahead both on and off the pitch.
The following Officers were elected for 2018:
CHAIRMAN: Paul Carey, VICE CHAIRMAN: Mickel Reilly,
SECRETARY: Joanna Duff , ASS. SECRETARY: Michael Óg Gallachóir, TREASURER: Mary O'Neill, ASS. TREASURER: Kevin Flanagan, PRO: Helen Byrne, SEAN GAEL OFFICER: Attracta Ward, SCHOOL LIAISON OFFICER: Shane Byrne, HEALTH & SAFETY OFFICER: Stephen Lynch, HEALTH & WELLBEING OFFICER: Joanna Duff, IT OFFICER: Cathal Reilly, COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Martin McCullagh, Stephen McKenna, Áine O'Neill, Paddy Duff, Peter O'Halloran, Leighton Irwin, Shay Durnin, Pete McMahon, Michael Gallagher, Niall Carolan, Robbie McEntegart(Players Rep).
It was decided that Insurance Officer, Irish Officer, Membership Officer and Child Welfare Officer would be ratified at the 1st committee meeting of 2018.