VERY BUSY YEAR REFLECTED UPON AT BUSINESSLIKE GAA CONVENTION

14 December 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By John Graham
With no contests for any of the positions on the Management Committee and no motions to debate last Thursday night’s County Convention in the Hillgrove Hotel was understandably a fairly low key affair but the reports from the sub committees in particular, along with the secretary’s report demonstrated just what a busy year 2012 had been.
The only matter that was raised after the adoption of the Secretary’s report was when Currin delegate Aidan Quigley referred back to the outcome of the protracted issues surrounding the Monaghan versus Kildare game in the Allianz football league back in February and concluded by stating that in his opinion “the whole thing just stinks”.
In taking the report page by page the secretary paid tribute to long serving Killanny delegate Luke Cunningham and spoke of the major loss to the Management Committee that Cathal Hand would be. He also referred to the excellent work done by the fixtures secretaries Adrian Sherry and Derek McConnon and complimented the clubs who had been successful in securing funding for projects under the Sports Capital Grant scheme and also inform clubs that all of the preparatory work on the new developments at Cloghan had been done and the construction work would start early in 2013.
County Treasurer Marion Donnelly reported on a small working surplus of just over €13,000 for the year on a turnover of almost 2 million euro, the surplus down considerably on that which applied in 2011. In going through the accounts in detail she pointed out that gate receipt at championship matches had increased by …

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