An air of confidence at the Leitrim GAA Convention

Convention began on a very positive note with the Managing Director of the Bush Hotel, Joe Dolan, announcing to delegates that, following discussions with the officers of the Board, that The Bush Hotel would be renewing their sponsorship of the Leitrim County Senior Team for 2012. This was a vote of confidence from the sponsors of the last two years in the Board, the county teams, the clubs and the GAA in the county in general.

The good news from a financial aspect continued with the confirmation that a donation had been received from the Seamus Dillon Trust Fund to help facilitate the installation of a lift in the McGovern Stand at Páirc Mac Diarmada, while Treasurer John Mulvey presented a very concise and healthy balance sheet, illustrating the magnificent work done by the Supporters Club and the Board in fund raising and also in budgetary controls in the various workings of the Association in the county.

There was good news on the footballing front too, with 1994 Connacht Championship heroes George Dugdale and Brian Breen being ratified as Joint Managers of the county team. Cathaoirleach Joe Flynn also paid tribute to Mickey Moran who stepped aside from his role as Leitrim Senior Football Manager for health reasons. In wishing him well he done likewise to former Leitrim coach John Morrison, who is also recovering from illness.

There was widespread acceptance for the changes in the Senior championship format, with the 12 teams to be divided into three groups of four, thus giving all teams three championship outings in the round robin stages.  

The fact that all officers of the Board were returned unopposed does not indicate a sense of apathy from members, but rather a vote of confidence in the officers at all levels who have worked in a most professional and dignified manner for the good of the county and its clubs.

County Board Officers 2012

Cathaoirleach: Seosamh O Floinn / Joe Flynn (Naomh Muire)

Leas Cathaoirleach: Aodh Mac Raghnaill / Hubie Reynolds (Fiodhnach-Naomh Caillin)

Rúnaí: Diarmuid Mac Suibhne / Diarmuid Sweeney (Gleann an Chairthe/Cluainin)

Leas Rúnaí: Déaglán Ó Buacháin / Declan Bohan (Barr na Cúille)

Cisteoir: Sean O Muilbhigh / John Mulvey (Baile na gCleireach)

Leas Cisteoir: Sean O Cianain / John Keenan (Gortleitreach)

Oifigeach Forbartha: Seamus Mac an Phriora / Seamus Prior (Achadh na Síleann

Oifigeach Oiliúna: Padraig Mc Gourty / Padraid McGourty (Gleann fearna/Coillteclochair)

Oifigeach Cultúra agus Teanga: Maire Ni Mhaoilbhigh / Maura Mulvey (Achadh na Síleann)

Oifigeach Ógra: Toirleach O Baoil / Terence Boyle (Achadh na Síleann)

Oifigeach Caidreamh Poiblí: Colette Nic an tSionnaigh / Collette Fox (Gleann an Chairthe/Cluainin

Comhairle Connacht:(2)

Padraig O Miachain / PJ Meehan (Cill Tiobraid)

Gearóid Mac Samhrain / Gerry McGovern (Cluain)

Árd Comhairle: Seamus O Miochain / Jim Meehan (Droim Da Thiar)

Comhdháil Connacht: (4)

Seosamh O Floinn / Joe Flynn (Naomh Muire)

Diarmuid Mac Suibhne / Diarmuid Sweeney (Gleann an Chairthe/Cluainin)

Sean O Muilbhigh / John Mulvey (Baile na gCleireach)

Aodh Mac Raghnaill / Hubie Reynolds (Fiodhnach-Naomh Caillin)

Comhdháil Bhliantúil: (4)

Seosamh O Floinn / Joe Flynn (Naomh Muire)

Diarmuid Mac Suibhne / Diarmuid Sweeney (Gleann an Chairthe/Cluainin)

Sean O Muilbhigh / John Mulvey (Baile na gCleireach)

Aodh Mac Raghnaill / Hubie Reynolds (Fiodhnach-Naomh Caillin)

 

 

 

 

13-Dec-11 by Colette Fox – PRO