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In the first AGM to be held in our newly completed function room on Thursday February 12 last, outgoing chairman Mick Higgins reviewed a very active year in which the new dressing rooms and Club centre were completed, the Junior 2’s won two cups and the Intermediate Team was relegated. He paid a special tribute to the Lotto organisers, P. J. McGovern, Gerry Starken, Mattie Boyle, in particular, who give up their Sunday nights every week to the cause of fund raising for the Club. He appealed for more helpers from within the ranks to lighten the work load. The benefit of the FÁS scheme was clearly evident in financing the building of the Club centre, otherwise it would have been much more costly. The work of the Juvenile football committee deserves special praise for the turnout of teams and also for organising the exciting trips to the big inter-county championship games in Tuam, Castlebar and to Dublin. He thanked Dr. Day for his time and attention. He conveyed special thanks to Gerry Starken, Mattie Boyle and his previous fellow officers who helped him so much. In return, several speakers from the floor complimented him especially on supervising and directing the building of the new Centre so successfully.

Although there was disappointment at relegation, there was all-round resolve amongst those present to regain Intermediate status as soon as possible. Incoming chairman, P. J.McGovern appealed to all present to rise to the challenge with renewed effort. To successfully harness the talent available, a lot of work will be required, he said. Gerry Starken, Hon. Secretary presented his report and also circulated and explained a very well presented and detailed set of financial accounts. Carnmore hurling Club was thanked for the use of their pitch during training. The team reports were presented by Val Hanley and Paul Concannon. M. Higgins and G. Starken did not seek re-election.

Officers elected:

  • President T. Lenihan
  • Chairman P. J. McGovern
  • Vice-Chairman Seán Flanagan
  • Hon. Secretary Fergus Madden
  • Assistant Secretary Tom Flaherty
  • Hon. Treasurer Tom Newell
  • Co. Board Delegate Mick Higgins
  • North GPC Delegate Fergus Madden
  • P.R.O. Seán Flanagan


FÉ 16

Tuam Stars travelled to the Leisure Centre to play us in a challenge on Sunday, 2nd March. There is training on Sundays at 11am. The County League starts on Tuesday lst April and we are grouped with Salthill, St. Michaels, Oranmore/Maree, Killanin, Carraroe, Spiddal, in the West A Division.

FÉ 14

Athlone travel to play us in a challenge at the Leisure Centre on Saturday, 8th March at 3pm. Training is on Sundays at 11am.

Seán Flanagan