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Mionúir: Training started on Sunday March 1st. A number of players are participating in both football and hurling trials for the county minor teams. As a result our First Round league match at home to Salthill on March 8th was postponed.

FÉ 16: Training started on Sunday February 22nd and continues on Sundays at 11am. The County A league starts on Tuesday March 31st and games at home and away will be played on Tuesdays. We are grouped with Carraroe, Oranmore/Maree, St.Michaels, Salthill, Ml.Breathnach, Barna.

FÉ 16 Inter-county Ted Webb Cup fixtures:
Friday July 3rd—Galway City V Clare (Home venue)
Friday July 10th—Roscommon V Galway City (Away venue)
Friday July 17th—Galway City V Mayo (Home venue)

Trials for the Galway City panel will commence shortly.

Fé 14: Training started on Sunday March 1st. The County A league starts in mid April and games will be played on Friday evenings home and away. We are grouped with the city teams, details to be confirmed. This year there is a new county championship starting on June 12th when we play Caherlistrane in the Rirst Round at Claregalway.

Féile Peil na nÓg: 16 Clubs from throughout the county will play the Group games on Saturday May 2nd and the Final is on Sunday May 3rd. The venues are not yet decided. rlistrane

Annual General Meetings were well attended

Claregalway GAA Club held its AGM at the Club Centre on Friday, February 13th. Chairman P.J.McGovern welcomed the attendance and in his address reflected on a very active year in terms of team participation in all the competitions, fund raising and the completion of the club facilities. Team performances were characterised by mixed fortunes, the highlights being the West Board successes for our minors and U21s, the latter going on to contest the county final. At Junior level there are important aspects of turnout for training, fitness and teamwork which need to be corrected in order to make progress. Our aim must be to continue to progress and fulfil the potential that is emerging. He thanked his fellow officers for all their work, the sponsors for generous financial assistance, Dr B. Day for his highly valued service, the FÁS team and Peter Greally for maintaining the pitches.

He said that the Club was greatly indebted to the Juvenile Committee and their work as a platform for the future. He thanked the Carnmore and Turloughmore hurling clubs for their assistance. Hon. Secretary Fergus Madden presented a detailed report on club activities during the year, the County Development draw, for which a total of 200 tickets were sold, and the weekly Lotto with special thanks conveyed to Carnmore hurling club, Chairman Johnny Duggan, Martina Casserly and all who helped with this important funding to meet the club’s financial commitments. Paul Concannon reported on his development project. Team reports were presented by Fergus Madden (Minor), P.J.McGovern (U21), Gerry Starken (Junior A) and P.J.O’Hagan (Junior 2). With the new facilities now in place, under-age successes and in line with the local expectations the committee’s first task must be to achieve renewed commitment and team performance for lifting us out of junior ranks.

Officers elected for 1998:

  • President Tom Lenihan
  • Vice-Presidents Patsy O’Hagan, Mattie Boyle, Canon N. Mullins
  • Chairman Gerry Starken
  • Vice-Chairman Kevin McNamara
  • Hon. Secretary Gerry Higgins
  • Assistant Sec. Tom Flaherty
  • Hon. Treasurer Tom Newell
  • Assistant Treasurer John Murray
  • P.R.O. Sean Flanagan
  • Team Managers
  • Junior A Paul Concannon
  • Junior B to be confirmed
  • U21 PJ McGovern

The Juvenile Football Committee held its AGM on Monday February 9th. The attendance was welcomed by Chairman Padraig O’Malley who thanked all his fellow officers, committee members and sponsors for their wonderful support during the year. He made special reference to the success of the ticket sales for the county development draw which provided a good source of funds for the Club. Hon. Secretary Tony Stephens reported on a busy year’s activities and team managers Fergus Madden, Mick O’Connell, Sean Flanagan, Pat Coen, Gerry Starken, John Feeney and Gerry Moran presented reports on the Minor, U17, U16, U15, U14, U13, U12, U10 panels respectively. Hon. Treasurer Pat Coen presented a comprehensive set of accounts, showing a healthy financial balance. Club Chairman P.J.McGovern paid special tributes to the work of the committee and he wished the committee every success in its endeavours. A number of speakers said that more parents should come out and see their boys playing for the club teams in the various county competitions.

Officers elected for 1998:

  • Chairman Padraig O’Malley
  • Vice-Chairman Mick O’Connell
  • Hon. Secretary Adrian Moran
  • Hon. Treasurer Pat Coen
  • Delegates to Coiste Peil na nÓg Tony Clarke, Padraig O’Malley
  • Team managers
  • Minors Mick O’Connell, Jarlath Brennan
  • U16 Sean Flanagan
  • U14 Pat Coen
  • U12 Gerry Starken
  • U10 John Feeney

Note: Sunday May 24th Cluiche Sínsear Craobh Peile Chonnachta
Mayo V Galway at McHale Park, Castlebar
We intend to be there in numbers!

Sean Ó Flannagáin

 
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