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Coolmeen GAA AGM Minutes

posted 13 Feb 2016, 09:23 by Eimear McMahon   [ updated 3 Feb 2017, 12:02 ]

Coolmeen GAA Club    A.G.M.

The Annual Genera l Meeting of Coolmeen GAA Club was held on Sunday 24th January 2016 at 2pm.

ATTENDEES;  David Neenan, Mike Murphy, Antoinette Quinlivan, Marie O Connor, Geraldine McMahon, Paul Kenny, Sheila Meaney, Tom Meaney, Gary Meaney, Mark Meaney, Noel Meaney, Joe Corry, Francis Kennedy, Jack McMahon, Kevin McMahon, Micheal McMahon, Darragh Cleary, Patrick Meaney, Siney Corry, Declan Casey, Cathal O Connor, John McMahon, John O Connor, Eoin O Connor, Johnny McMahon, David Hehir, Cian Murphy, Des Murphy, John Murphy, Anthony Hanrahan, Tony Brann.


Chairman David Neenan welcomed everyone.

 Secretary’s Report;  Antoinette Quinlivan, in her first yeart as secretary, gave a comprehensive review of all competitive action during the year, including underage competition, Junior A and B league and championship, in what was one of the most successful years to date in the Club. As there were so many memorable days, winning the Junior A Championship and reaching the Munster Junior A Football Final and going on to win the U 21 C Football Title were definitely the highlights, but reaching the Minor A Final (with Kildysart) and victory for the u14 s in the West Clare Divisional B Final were also great achievements.  She also reported on Fundraising and Pitch Development during the year, which included the purchase of New Nets and Poles and the Sanding of the pitch. In October 2015 Coolmeen GAA were delighted to be able to facilitate a fundraising benefit night held in aid of Patrick & Mary Meaney house fire fund. Antoinette thanked all who contributed to the Club in the past year and greatly appreciates all the support to her from assistance secretary Marie O Connor, in a year that she was privileged to be part of, and wished success to all for 2016.


Chairman’s Report; Chairman David Neenan reflected on a fantastic year for the club. In his dual role as Chairman and player, his hope for the Intermediate Championship for 2016 is to try and build on the success of the past year with the same effort and commitment. He thanked everyone who travelled all year supporting all teams and and for all the financial support received. David also spoke of the need of further improvement of faciilities at the club and also to encourage all children in the parish to participate at underage level. He paid tribute to all who give of their time in helping out in the club and gave special mention to Cathal O Connor, who excelled at midfield for Clare in 2015.


The following officers were elected for 2016

President; Morgan O Connell

Vice-Presidents; Frank Kennedy, John Joe Reidy, Patrick Meaney, Fr. Paul Kenny, Cyril Reidy, Tommy Haugh, Patrick Morgan & Tom Keane

Chairman; David Neenan

Vice-Chairman; Mike Murphy

Secretary; Antoinette Quinlivan

Assistant Secretary; Marie O Connor

Treasurer; Geraldine McMahon

Assistant Treasurer; Sheila Meaney

PRO; Paul Kenny

Assistant PRO; Darragh Cleary

Irish Officer; Pat Shannon

Webmaster; Eimear McMahon

Children’s Welfare Officer; Colette McMahon/ Mary Kennedy

ASAP Officer; Patrick Meaney

Field Officer; Siney Corry

Players Injury Scheme; Des Murphy

Registrar; Alan Corry / Sean McMahon

Bord Na Nog Delegate; Mike Murphy

Co. Board Delegates; Chairman, Secretary, Des Farrell & Martin O Brien

West Clare Divisional Board; Paul Kenny


Votes of Sympathy;

O Brien Family Derreen – on the death of Micheal

Kelly Family Cranny – on the death of Sonny

Murphy Family Clondrina – on the death of Micheal

O Donnell Family Erribul- on the death of Jimmy

Frawley Family Derrynidane- on the death of Joe & Martin

Susan King & Family Birnafadda – on the death of Len Chalkright

Brogan Family Derryguiha – on the death of Cyril

Donnelly Family Cranny – on the death of Kathleen

Doyle Family Six Crosse – on the death of Sr. Nuala

McNamara Family Moyfadda- on the death of Bridget Lambert

Flan McNamara Carrowreagh West – on the death of Marian O Grady

O Halloran Family Moyralla – on the death of Maureen Kelly

O Brien Family Erribul- on the death of Tom & Anne

Keane Family Clonsnaughta - on the death of Mary

Hehir & Vaughan Family- on the death of Barry O Connor

Mary Meaney & Family Boulghera- on the death of Patsy Mc Guane


Teams & Management for 2016

Intermediate Team; Martin Daly (Manager) Brian Meaney, Jack McMahon, Enda Haugh & Declan Casey

Junior B; Tony Brann, Jack McMahon, Alan Corry& Declan Casey

U21; John Murphy & Brian Markham

Minor; TBC

U14 & U16; Mike Murphy & John Murphy

U12; TBC

U6/U8/U10; Anthony Hanrahan, Francis Kennedy & Noel Meaney




Future of underage players;  As number of children in the parish is low, and Coolmeen will not be in the position to field their own team from u12 to minor level for the foreseeable future, a discussion took place to continue to enable them to play football, it was decided to arrange a meeting with Kildysart GAA re same.


Lotto; Currently the club sell Lotto for €100 annually. It was proposed to also sell a yearly subscription of €250.

Minor Players; All members agreed on opposing the introduction of underage players not been allowed play with the adult team.

Word of Thanks; from Patrick Meaney, on behalf of his family, for fundraising night.

Best Wishes were extended to Gerry McInerney and John Joe Reidy on a speedy recovery on behalf of all in Coolmeen GAA.

Meeting Concluded.