Erin’s Own News 28th November 2012

Bord Na Nog A.G.M.

The AGM of Erin’s Own Bord Na Nog took place on Friday last the 23rd November in the club room’s of Ballycomey. A very good attendance of parents and coaches attended this very important information evening and review of the year. The Chairman Colm Meagher in his last address before stepping down from his role after three years thanked all the coaches, parents and of course the players. He highlighted the enormous role the Bord Na Nog plays in the overall running of the club and all its activities. He thanked the various coaching/management teams involved with all the teams from under 6 up to Minor level. He had special praise for the players on all the teams and the disciplined way in which the carry themselves when representing the club. He felt this was because of the way they were brought up at home and he noted that it is over five years since any underage player had been sent off representing the club and is how it should be. He thanked Sean Smyth for his help in the grounds, the numerous catering committee groups and he spoke at how well all our tournaments were run and go game blitz’s and that we are constantly complimented by participating clubs on how we run our blitz’s. He wished the club well for the next year and asked that the same effort be applied to keep the club moving in an upward way as it had been for the last number of years. The secretary Michael Holland gave a detailed report on all the clubs activities on the field and again thanked all the coaches. There was a discussion on bringing on new coaches who would like to get involved in the coaching of the club’s juvenile players. Never has the club had so many enthusiastic volunteers willing to get involved and it is testament to the way the Bord na Nog is run in the club that there will be up to five coaches per each team for 2013. The meeting elected a new Chairman and Secretary for the coming year. John Buggy will be the new Chairman and Martina O Reilly will take on the busy roll of Secretary. The club intend to organise advanced coaching courses and introductory coaching courses for anyone who would like to get involved. Chairman of the Club Mr. Billy Moran thanked all who gave of their time to look after the juvenile members of our club and assured them that the club would always be there to support this section of the club which was playing the most vital part of the clubs progress into the future.

Club Kilkenny Flag.

On the night of the Erin’s Own Bord Na Nog AGM the club was presented with the Club Kilkenny Two Star Flag. This new initiative was launched last February by the Games Development Committee of the County Board. It involved all the clubs in the County participating in a new scheme where clubs were encouraged to run their juvenile sections of their clubs in a structured way under a number of headings and were then marked and judged on these headings. Our club attained a two star flag and were one of only eight clubs in Kilkenny to attain this achievement. This is indeed a fantastic achievement and all in the Bord Na Nog section of the club from the administration to the coaches to especially the players can be very proud of this award.

Club Lotto

The club lotto is now up to €17,550.00 Be in to win. Get your tickets from any committee members or from local shops. You can also sign up to a direct debit scheme whereby you are entered every week in the Local lotto so you don’t have to worry about getting your ticket. Contact Helen at 087 6645022 or any committee member if you would like to take up this way to play the local lotto. Remember all the money raised goes back into your community.

All members and supporters are reminded that they can support Erin’s Own GAA Club when renewing your car or home insurance with Campion Insurances. Simply quote Erin’s Own/Kilkenny when contacting Campion Insurances for your quote and Campion’s will contribute €10.00 per policy to the club. This is open to all new and existing customers.

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