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Good Turnout at A.G.M.

posted 23 Jan 2011, 05:23 by Tom Duggan   [ updated 23 Jan 2011, 14:28 ]
There was a large crowd at the A.G.M. on Sat 21st Jan.There were a number of changes at the top table with Billy Walsh taking over as chairman and Andy Aylward returning for another term as secretary. The mood of the meeting was positive as everyone reflected on a successful year on and off the playing field. Despite the economic recession, the club accounts showed a small surplus thanks to good housekeeping and a number of successful fundraising activities.

A.G.M. Report by Michael Duggan P.R.O.

Last Friday night saw Mullinavat GAA hold its A.G.M. in the club room in the Hurling field.  A large attendance came to review a very successful year for the club which saw them win the senior football league, Intermediate hurling league, Southern Special Junior A and B league.  While the special junior B team went all the way and won the league county final in their grade.
The meeting was opened by outgoing Chairman Paddy Frisby and the first order of business after welcoming all in attendance was the reading of the minutes of last year’s AGM.  This was undertaken by Secretary Tom Reid and was passed and seconded from the floor.  Tom read his secretary’s report for 2010 and was wholesome in his praise for the club and its achievements during the last year.  His hopes for 2011 were that the club could take that step forward and return Mullinavat to the senior grade of hurling within the county.  He congratulated all the teams on their achievements and thanked his fellow officers for the help they had given him through a tough 12 months.
Next up was the treasurer’s report from Jim Conway and not alone are the finances of the Mullinavat hurling club in safe hands but I think if this man was in charge of the country’s finances then the IMF would not be on our soil.  A detailed report on the income and expenditure ensued and when all the bookwork was  done the final tot up led to black numbers and showed Mullinavat Hurling club was in profit after another 12 month dealing.  Jim also thanked the help he got from all the officers at the club and indeed the management teams of the entire club.  He stated that the field was now being utilised to its full capacity between the games and training that were taking place, and that all managers of the teams were very co operative in changing their times and dates to ensure everybody received fair play.
Next item up was the Chairman’s address from Paddy Frisby.  He said he was encouraged by the large turnout and that the future of the club was in safe hands.  Paddy was again wholesome of the support he had received during his Chairmanship of the club from all the officers that had served with the club.  He thanked Pat Butler for taking over the Intermediate e team and said that he had given 110% to the job and hopefully that they could deliver on the potential shown in 2010 in 2011.  He also congratulated the footballers and the special junior A and B teams who had given great pleasure to the people in the parish who had supported them during the year.  Paddy also thanked the people who raised much needed finances for the club through the local lotto ticket sales, The golf classic and the Race night which he said had to be cancelled prior to Christmas due to inclement weather  but was held last Friday night and again proved a great success.  The outgoing chairman thanked the many local businesses who put their hands in their pocket to sponsor the Intermediate team who reached the county final.  He finished up by congratulating the Mullinavat senior camogie team on winning the league and championship double for the first time in their history.
He then called on Michael Aylward secretary of Bord Na Niog in Mullinavat  to say a few words on their behalf.  Michael said that while they had no silver wear to show for their endeavours the club were very competitive in all grades.  He also encouraged some of the hurlers to give of their time in training to help bring on the younger players.  He finished off by congratulating all the adult teams on their victories during the year and would welcome everybody to attend the AGM of Bord Na Nog which will be held in the club house in the Hurling Field on Monday 31st of January at 8pm.
It was then the turn of the Chairman of the camogie club Michael Law to address the gathering he was wholesome in his praise for the achievements that the girls had delivered to the parish.  He said it was a great year for Mullinavat camogie and by virtue of winning the senior championship they were now entitled to have the captain of the county team.  Michael said this privilege had been bestowed to Elaine Aylward and she would have the honour of leading the Kilkenny senior Camogie team into battle in the 2011 season.  He also thanked the hurling  club for the help they gave to the camogie club over the last number of years and wished them the very best  hoping they could go one better than  last year.
Next to address the meeting was Handball Club rep Joe Anthony.  Joe congratulated the GAA club on their victories through the year and also congratulated the camogie club on their great victory in the senior championship.  He also mentioned the handball victories which occurred during the year 9 county titles 4 Leinester titles and 4 All Irelands and Joe did not forget the passing of hurler and handballer the late Jack Frisby.

Next on the agenda was the election of officers for 2011 and this resulted in the following.

Presidents:             Fr T Maher, Michael Carroll
Vice President:         Fr Liam Barron
Chairman:               Billy Walsh
Vice Chairman:          John Dempsey
Secretary:              Andy Aylward
Ass Secretary           Paddy Rohan
Treasurer:              Jim Conway
P.R.O.                  Michael Duggan
Co Board Delegate       Michael Carroll
South Board Delegate:   Andy Aylward
Football Board Rep:     Michael Duggan (Glen Crescent)
Oifigeach Gaelach:          Tomás O Dugáin
Bord Na nÓg Chairman:  John Dempsey
Bord Na nÓg Secretary Michael Aylward

Team managers the coming year were proposed and seconded for the coming year as follows
Intermediate Team       Pat Butler
  Jnr A Team           Paddy Rohan
Jnr B Team           Liam Aylward
Senior Football         Mossy Murphy
All of the above managers will pick their own selection teams.

The meeting ended with a prayer recited by club member Ned Haberlin for the deceased members and former members of the club and all those who passed away in our parish over the last 12 months.  So roll on the playing season for 2011 and with the first game of the Intermediate league against our neighbours Tullogher, this should be a rip roaring start to the new season.  The senior footballers kick off their season on the 6th March against O Loughlin Gales .This game may not go ahead if O Loughlins are involved in the All Ireland club final.