*Our AGM before Christmas unfortunately had to be convened due to unforeseen circumstances. We held an EGM last Thursday evening and can now formally announce the Executive Committe for 2019.
Chairperson - Sheena Murray; Vice Chairperson - Rory Murphy; Secretary - Jenny Quinn; Treasurer- Yvonne ONeill; PRO - Gerard Lenaghan; Registrar - Yvonne ONeill, Fixtures Secretary - Orla Flanagan, Coaching Officer - Gerard Lenaghan; County Board Rep(s) - Ben Willoughby & Gerard Lenaghan; Children’s Officer-TBC; Designated Person - Gerard OHare; Health & Well-being Officer - Calum Croskery; Club Development Officer(s) - Sheena Murray & Ben Willoughby; Irish Language & Cultural Officer - Ciara Pickering; Senior Players Rep - TBC.
The additional members are Sheenagh Flanagan, Martin Flanagan, Mary Flanagan, Louise Dornan, John Walsh, Colin Hall,Paul Flanagan, Gerry Flanagan, Faelan Murphy & Shea Croskery.
We extend our thanks to former Chairperson Ben Willoughby who has stepped aside however he continues in his role as County Board rep and Club Development Officer. Also thanks to Sheenagh Flanagan who has stepped aside as Registrar after a number of years in the role. Finally thanks to Louise Dornan who has stepped aside as Children’s Officer with the replacement to be appointed at the next meeting of the committee.
Congratulations to our first ever female chair Sheena Murray who has shown great innovation in her role as secretary last term taking the lead in key fundraisers for the club and her work behind the scenes. She will be replaced as secretary by Jenny Quinn who has shown brilliant endeavours last year as assistant secretary. Yvonne ONeill continues in the role of treasurer and will also take on the role of registrar. Yvonne brings a lot of experience to the table in terms of financial planning and fundraising and has been instrumental in putting the club on a sound financial footing going forward. We are also pleased to have Ciara Pickering taking up the position of Irish Language & Cultural Officer. Our club are keen to promote Scór and her experience in this area is a great boost to the Club. All our officers are supported by a very strong and vibrant group bringing a mixture of experience and youthful enthusiasm. We welcome our new additions to the committee and the door is still open should others wish to become part of yet another history making period for Down’s youngest club. Ní neart go cur le chéile.
*Our first Committee Meeting was held directly after the EGM. The next meeting will be held Tuesday 5th February at 8.30 pm in the Fin Hall Annex.
*Membership renewals are now due. We will be holding our club registration event to facilitate this on Sunday 3rd February at 11 am. There are various membership types and the costs of these have been set at our EGM. They can be made available upon request from our secretary Jenny Quinn.
*Our Annual Christmas Draw was another great success and thank you to everyone who supported the fundraiser. All the winners can be viewed on our Facebook page. Thanks to Marie Mulholland for hosting the draw itself.
*And is to a new season and the the £120 Club/County Draw ticket uptake is going well and having sold 24 to date every ticket purchased thereafter will see £96 per ticket go directly back into the club providing much needed funds. Please contact our Draw Co-ordinator Sheena Murray if interested in taking a ticket. As an added incentive every person taking a ticket will be entered into our club draw with a pair of All Ireland Football Final tickets up for grabs along with cash prizes. Our target is to exceed the 51 sales from last year.
*Our Senior and Minor Players are now back in training for the new season. The first session will be held this Tuesday at 7 pm in the Fin Hall and sessions will be held every Tuesday and Thursday for the next six weeks. New players welcome.
*Lotto numbers for Friday 4th January were 10, 11, 22, 23. No winners. Numbers for Friday 11th January were 1, 6, 8,15. No winners. Jackpot is now £4,200.