A large attendance converged at the Carnmore Community Centre recently for the AGM of the Carnmore Hurling Club. Prior to the meeting, a Commemorative Stone erected at the pitch and grounds to honour deceased members was blessed by Canon Noel Mullin and was followed by Mass for all deceased members with special remembrance for the late Paul Kenny (20) whose tragic loss was a devastating blow to all.
The Outgoing Chairman, Malachy Hanley welcomed everyone, thanked and praised all Officers, Managers, Trainers, Selectors, Players and Club members for their dedication and commitment to the Club during the year. He complimented the Juvenile Club and Camogie Club for promoting the game by encouraging young players and special praise was given to the U10 and U14 Camogie Teams, which brought cups to the Parish during the year. He thanked Dr. Brendan Day and Paul Hehir, Physiotherapist for their medical attention and time during the year.
In a comprehensive report, Outgoing Secretary Martin Leonard outlined the Club’s activities during the year. He mentioned the achievements of John Paul O’Connell who was a member of the successful Galway All Ireland Minor winning team and now that same Team are to receive an All Star Sports Award. He also congratulated Declan O’Brien on winning an All-Ireland Medal with the Galway Intermediate Team and congratulated both Declan and Ronan Walsh who were members of the Galway Senior team during the year.
The outgoing Treasurer, Thomas Fox, gave a detailed report on the Club’s finances and attributed the healthy financial position to the Sales of Lotto, Golf AM/AM and Horse Race Night. He also expressed gratitude to the many generous sponsors and in particular the main sponsor Harry’s Cycles and Machinery.
As the Chairman, Secretary or Treasurer did not seek re-election, it took some time out and re-grouping to deem the following officers elected for the year 2000.
- President Michael Ó hEidhin
- Vice Presidents Roddy Kenny, Martin Hanley, Fr N. Mullin
- Chairman Paraic Fahy
- Vice Chairman Malachy Hanley, Paddy Walsh
- Secretary Tom Lenihan
- Asst. Secretary Enda Flaherty
- Treasurer/Finance Michael Fox
- Asst. Treasurer Joe Fahy
- Delegate to Hurling Board Malachy Hanley
- Social Activities Thomas Fox
- Pitch Development Malachy Hanley
- Liaison Officer Juvenile/Senior Team John Feeney
- Team Managers
Senior Johnny Duggan
Junior A Brian Fox
Junior C John Abbott
Minor Declan Walsh
P.R.O. Mary Hanley