The following are some of the AGM / Club reports from Clubs that have been submitted for the County Ladies Football News
The WEST CORK GAA LADIES FOOTBALL AGM was held recently in the parkway hotel Dunmanway...
It was well attended by all club delegates and reports were well received on the night with a fabulous year had by many of our west cork teams both in west cork and county competitions with some teams going onto further honours...such as the winning all Ireland junior winners Clonakilty ladies team...
Special mention was has to be made of Beara ladies who won their county competition but were unfortunate to lose in Munster and of Tadgh McCarthaigh ladies team in only their second year in existence completed a double in winning both the west cork and county competition...
From underage to adult teams West cork Many clubs in the division have fared very well with teams still waiting to play in their respective county finals due to the recent inclement weather...
Other Results to date of 2009 Competitions are as follows:
U12 A League Rosscarbery
U12 B League Valley Rovers
U12 C League Rosscarbery B
U14 A League Rosscarbery
U14 A Championship Rosscarbery
U14 C Championship Keelnameela
U16 A League Rosscarbery
U16 B League Clonakility
Minor C League Clann na nagael
Junior B Championship Dohenys
Junior C Championship Tadgh Mac Carthaigh
Also special mention has to paid outgoing Chairperson Mary O Sullivan(Beara) who made a significant difference to the west cork division in her tenure however she will no doubt contribute to ladies football in west cork ... ...
The Officers elected for the year coming were as follows:
Chairperson...ANTHONY MCDERMOTT CLONAKILTY
Vice-Chairperson JOHN MCCARTHY BANTRY BLUES
Secretary PAUDIE O` SULLIVAN ST.COLUMS
Assistant Sec..MAURA COLLINS ILEN ROVERS
Treasurer ........KAREN O SULLIVAN KEELNAMEELA
Fixtures Secreatry GORDON SALTER DOHNEYS
P R O BRIAN MCCARTHY CLANN NA NGAEL
As Anthony MacDermott took over the role as Chairperson he said that he looked forward to the year ahead and working together with his fellow officers in the best interest of ladies football in West Cork.
Some things, in brief, to look forward to in the new year include:.
Development of football at the U10 and U13 age groups.
Tightening up of fixtures so to have all games completed by the October Bank Holiday weekend!
First Aid and coaching courses.
Also The Launch of the West Cork Ladies Gaelic Football Medal took place ...In early December the launch took place of a new, unique Ladies football medal designed specifically for West Cork. During the year the board ran a competition for all players and members to design a medal which would be cast and used for all future competitions in West Cork. Sarah Hayes, an 11 year old pupil of Glandore NS and a member of Rosscarbery Ladies Football Club was the lucky winner and together with Tim O’ Sullivan of ‘Clash Awards & Gifts’ Innishannon, produced a beautiful medal. Congratulations to all involved and as Ladies football continues to thrive in West Cork, we hope that girls throughout the division strive to achieve this distinctive medal!
The Next Meeting will take place on Jan 27th, Parkway Hotel, Dunmanway at 8pm and all delegates are asked to attend.
Douglas Ladies Gaa Club Agm
The Douglas Ladies Gaelic football club held their annual AGM recently at the Douglas Gaa hall and despite the freezing temperature and icy roads turnout was well above what was expected.
Club Chairman Eddie Murphy got proceedings underway with his chairman’s address followed by a very detailed secretary’s report which was prepared by outgoing secretary Sheila McCarthy. All aspects of the clubs affairs were discussed from street leagues, the first ‘junior’ team to be put forward by the club to the clubs finances but most importantly were the issue of the support shown to the club by many individuals and organisations throughout the year. It was acknowledged that the ladies football club could not survive without the support of the Douglas hurling and football club and thanks was given to outgoing hurling and football club chairman Joe Barry who was very supportive of ladies football in Douglas right from the beginning and also to new club chairman Fergal Hayes who has also shown great support for the ladies football club. Fergal attended the meeting and gave a brief outline of the proposals for the Douglas Gaa club and was at pains to stress that the ladies Football club and camogie club were integral parts of the Douglas Gaa club setup. This was very reassuring to hear as often ladies football clubs are left out in the cold when it comes to facilities and pitch allocations; thankfully this has not been the case within Douglas Gaa club with great credit due to John Barry who has been more than generous with his allocations to the ladies football club this was also acknowledged on the night.
Mention was also given to the pivotal role that the Evening echo plays in the development of ladies football in Cork and in particular Mary White who puts together two great pages of club notes, fixtures and match reports each Saturday evening, this has been a massive tool in the promotion of Ladies Football in the Cork region the importance of which must not be underestimated. Rory Noonan of the Evening echo was also thanked for the support he has shown to the club in the past number of years.
Cllr Deirdre Forde was also in attendance on the night and once again pledged her full support to the ladies football club. Cllr Forde has been of great assistance and has worked tirelessly behind the scenes for the club since it was formed.
Congratulations were passed on to a number of teams and individuals. The u14 and u16 ladies football County winning teams, the Douglas intermediate hurling team that that won the County championship and will contest next season in the senior ranks , the U16 football team that also won the County championship, also the 2009 All Ireland Féile winning camogie team, most of whom also play ladies football. To Clare Shine who became the first person from Douglas ladies football club to win an All Ireland medal playing with Cork and all the girls to took part in the Cork development squads.
After the club finances were discussed, officers were then put forward for election. Eddie Murphy; Chairman, Ted Curtin; Secretary. Kieran Cremin; Pro, Regina McCarthy; Treasurer and child welfare officer, Christy O Mahoney; County Board Delegate and registrar. Thanks were given to Sheila McCarthy as outgoing secretary who did not seek re-election on this occasion.
The meeting was then brought to a close with a special mention to our main club sponsor ‘Douglas village shopping centre’ without whose support the club would not be as successful as it has been.
Dohenys Ladies Football
The Doheny Ladies Football Club will hold a table quiz in the Southern Bar on Thursday, 21st January at 9.30pm. A good night is guaranteed with many prizes on offer. The top two winning teams on the night will go forward to represent the club at county level in \'Quizmania\' which has a €6,000 prize fund. It is hoped that there will be a good turn out from both players and members of the community to help support this fundraiser. All are welcome
Gaberial Rangers Ladies Football
Can I start off by wishing everyone a happy and sporting 2010.
Gabriel Ranges ladies held their AGM on last Wednesday night in Schull. Attendance was very disappointing. The following officers were elected chairperson Fergus Minihane. He stayed on for another year and was unopposed. Kevin Kelleher went up the ranks this year as secretary along with Elaine Cotter making it a joint secretary job. Anita Hurley is the assistant secretary. Catherine Moynhan is the treasurer with Kevin Kelleher as assistant treasurer. The PRO is Christine Deasy. Register is Elaine Cotter. Gabriel Rangers Ladies Under16 county winning team will be presented with their medals on this Saturday 9th January at the Harbour View hotel commencing at 8p.m. also on the night the Under 16 boys team will be presented with their medals.
Best of luck to Anna Ward who is travelling to Zambia on an education project with her college University of Limerick.
Gaberial Rangers U16 footballers were presented with their County medals in the Harbour Hotle Last Saturday night. Sinead O Leary & Aoife Coughlan presented the medals to the girls. Sinead & Aoife were members of the All Ireland Senior B winning team. Also on the night presentations were made to Michelle Lucey & Aidin Hegarty members of the Cork U16 & Minor teams. A special thanks to the parents who supported the event so well and also to the hotel for catering for the presentation evening. Congratulations to Deirdre Ward & Jerry Foley who announced their engagement over the weekend & best wishes for the future.
The following clubs have announced their AGMS
Keelnameela -Agm- on January 28th 2010
Mid Cork Agm – Thursday Jan 21st in Nemo at 8-30pm
Clonakilty AGM - on Thursday Jan 28th
Also for Clonakilty Gala Presenation Night Friday Jan 22nd
Please Text the County Pro 085-1100826 with date for your Agm & send in your reports to firstname.lastname@example.org