By Billy Horan, Club PRO
Alan Flannery, chairman, speaking at the annual general meeting of Ballinrobe GAA club, held in TACU Family Resource Centre, said that 2015 was a reasonably successful year. Senior status was maintained in the championship, while Division 1B status was also safeguarded. The winning of a number of underage titles was very encouraging for the future.
Donal McCormack, secretary, surveyed the year’s activities in his wide-ranging report and alluded to fixtures difficulties.
John Culhane, treasurer, dealt with the club’s financial position and reports were also submitted by Peter Ford, senior and under 21 team manager; Martin O’Connor, coaching; Declan O’Loughlin, Robe Rockets; Emma Jennings, ladies officer; and Peter Stanton, Bord na nOg.
Warm tributes were paid to Alan Flannery who retired after three years as chairman and five previous years as treasurer. The contribution of John Culhane, the retiring treasurer, was also acknowledged. Declan Corcoran, who has been actively involved in a wide range of areas within the club, was elected the new chairman, and former chairman John Gilrane took over the position of treasurer.
Michael Coyne said that the most fitting way to honour the memory of the late Martin Flannery, who died during the year, was for everyone to work for the good of the club.
Patron Fr Conal Eustace, PP; President Billy Horan; chairman Declan Corcoran; vice chairman Liam Horan; secretary Donal McCormack; assistant secretary Dave Conway; treasurer John Gilrane; assistant treasurer Gerry Donnelly; PRO Billy Horan; coaching officer Martin O’Connor; pitch officer Sean Murphy; Lotto officer Michael Coyne; county board delegate position to be filled; South board delegates Billy Horan and Johnny Buckley;
Players’ representative James Quinn; health and safety officer Ronan Macken; oifigeach na Gaeilge Liam Ó hÓráin; equipment officer Gerry Murphy; ladies officer Aidrienne Gleeson; Robe Rockets head Declan O’Loughlin; club designated officer Declan Corcoran; ASAP officer Padraig Costello; child protection officer Tom Carney.
Sympathy was extended to the Walsh and Gibbons families on their recent bereavements.