The club’s AGM which was postponed since December was held on Sunday week last, January 20th, and was well attended. In his address the chairman, Seán Dunleavey, stated that the year 2001 was a mixed one for the club. Success in winning the North Board GPC Shield was tempered by the disappointment of being eliminated solely on scoring averages for a place in the play-offs for senior status. He summarised the activities of the year, particularly with regard to FÁS for their maintenance work on the club grounds and facilities and to the Lotto collectors who freely gave their time week after week. He thanked the team managers, selectors and the various panels of players for their turnout during the year.
The congratulations of all were conveyed to the U10 Community Games team who won out in Connacht, qualified for the All-Ireland series in Mosney and lost narrowly in the final. Special tributes were paid to the team selectors and organisers.
Hon. Secretary Padraig O’Connell circulated his report and outlined the Intermediate, Junior B, U21 and Minor team performances. Special thanks was conveyed to the team managers and selectors, Roddy Grealish, Gerry Higgins, Michael Prendergast, Mick O’Connell (trainer) and Sean Flanagan, the Junior B and Minor team manager.
There was a lengthy discussion on the perennial clash of football and hurling fixures and on how the problem can be resolved. The meeting was informed that a calendar of fixtures for both football and hurling is being drawn up and that should ease matters; we hope so.
Hon. Treasurer Nigel Donovan reported on the club’s finances and thanked main sponsors GK Developments and Ignatius Foy for their generosity. He thanked the additional sponsors to whom the club is deeply indebted for financing club gear. All the age groups have been fitted out in the club strip. Membership subscriptions are now due and the deadline is February 28th.
Team reports were given by Roddy Grealish, Seán Flanagan, Padraig O’Connell, Tony Stephens, Tony Clarke and Jim Gavin.
Officers elected for 2002: Chairman: Seán Dunleavy; Vice-Chairman, Paul Concannon; Secretary Padraig O’Connell; Treasurer, Richard Donovan; Registrar, Paul Concannon; P.R.O., Seán Flanagan.