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A.G.M. 2012 Report

posted 7 Dec 2012, 15:26 by Tom Duggan   [ updated 7 Dec 2012, 15:27 ]
Report by Michael Duggan P.R.O.
Mullinavat GAA members gathered in the club rooms in the Hurling field in Mullinavat to review the year 2012.  A good attendance gathered to hear the reports of the various arms of the association on their successes over the year.  The meeting was opened by Billy Walsh Chairman who welcomed everyone and duly asked Secretary Pat Rohan to read the agenda for the meeting.  He also informed the floor that the team managers for 2013 would not be decided on at the meeting as a special sub committee was formed to come back with recommendations for the appointments of Junior and Intermediate team managers.  Pat then read the minutes of the 2011 meeting which were passed and seconded.  He then gave his secretaries report for 2012 in which he thanked all the members who had helped him during the year.  He congratulated the Minor team of 2011 on their victory and thanked former Kilkenny star Cha Fitzpatrick for presenting them with their medals at the Annual Dinner Dance.
He had wonderful praise for the way the players got involved in the Brawl in the Hall fundraiser and in particular Willie O Dwyer who along with his counterparts in Kilmacow brought the night to fruitition.  This was a tremendous success and put a sizeable amount into the club coffers and was a great night for the spectators as well.  His review of the Intermediate hurling year was that training was a little inconsistent but that the potential to be successful was still there and hoped that 2013 would bring success.  The Junior A team received great praise for their efforts during the year suffering only one loss in the semi final of the league.  Their success in the Championship was the highlight of the year beating a fancied Graigue Ballycallan team in the final in Hugginstown after a tense exciting game.  This has now allowed the club to be represented in the Intermediate grade and the junior grade for the first time in the clubs history.  He also wished two players from the team speedy recoveries who had received injuries during the season namely Kevin Aylward and Robbie Malone
The junior B team had a very indifferent year and it proved difficult at times to field a team due to numbers in the club.  He concluded by thanking all the various people in the club who had helped fundraise as this was probably one of the hardest tasks in the running of the club.  He wished the incoming management teams the very best of luck in 2013 and hoped for more success on the field of play.  Next up was the treasurer’s report and after a very detailed report by Jim Conway it showed the clubs to be in a good financial position.  He again thanked all the management teams for their co operation during the year with regard to training and pitch availability.  He was also high in praise for John Joe Aylward and family of Ballyogreek who along with Michael Law kept the dressing rooms spic and span over the last year.  Jim also thanked Anthony Conway for his help in the maintenance of the field.
Chairman Billy Walsh addressed the gathering and thanked the outgoing Intermediate management team he praised the Special Junior A team management who after many years of trying had reached the holy grail.  The other highlights of the year for him were again the massive success of the boxing and the ladies of the parish winning their second senior county final in 3 years.  He again looked forward to 2013 and thanked all his fellow officers for helping him carry out his duties during the year.  John Dempsey then gave a report on the Bord Na Nog activities for the year and said that there were 107 members between under 8 to minor participating.  He then gave a detailed report on all teams activities and thanked his fellow officers and parents for their co operation during the year.  He also mentioned the Juvenile A.G.M. would probably take place early in the New Year with Friday 11th of January as being the likely date.  Michael Law reported on the camogie year with the highlight being the winning back of the Senior championship.  The future looks bright with victories being achieved by the Under 12s and 14s during the year.  He again paid tribute to the hurling club for their support and stressed that without them it would be difficult to keep going.  Joe Anthony was next up with a report on the Handball activities and while victories were thin on the ground club member John Walsh was the hero of the day winning an All Ireland singles title in Monaghan.  He also reported on the World Championships which were held in Citywest and even though we had no winners some of the club members took part.  He finished by saying that the Olympic committee were looking at introducing Handball to the Olympics and that it was going to be showcased at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio in Brazil.
Elections of officers then took place and were as follows.
Presidents: Fr Tommy Maher, Jim Conway, Michael Carroll
Vice President: Fr Liam Barron
Chairman: Billy Walsh
Vice Chairman: John Dempsey
Secretary: Pat Rohan
Ass Secretary: Brian Kenneally
Treasurer: Jim Conway
Ass Treasurer: Andy Aylward
P.R.O. Michael Duggan
Co Board Rep: Michael Carroll
South Board Rep: Andy Aylward
Bord Na Nog Chairman: John Dempsey
                Secretary: Eamon Aylward
School Liasion Officer: Liam Kenneally
Gaelic Officer: Tom Duggan
Committiee: Joe Kelly,Paudge Walsh, Brendan Conway, John Dunphy,Pakie Wall, Declan Wall,Willie Kelly,Anthony Conway,Jamie Fennelly, John Power,Michael Aylward,Michael Law,John Joe Aylward,Tony Duggan,Tommy Duggan.
The meeting concluded with a prayer for all the deceased people in the parish recited by Ned Haberlin.

Congratulations to Pat Hoban formerly Mullinavat on his appointment as Minor hurling manager for Kilkenny in the coming year.  Pat was one of the most successful managers in the county leading Kilkenny to two All Ireland victories at the Intermediate grade when he was in charge.  We wish him and his management team the best of luck and hope they can bring a minor title back to Kilkenny in 2013