It was a very successful Leitrim GAA Supporters night last night in Dublin as a large crowd attended to see the official launch of the Supporters Member pack and to get an update on various activities of Leitrim GAA. There were various speakers on the night including Dessie Dolan, Gerry McGovern, Eamonn Duignan and Packy McGarty.
Dessie Dolan, Senior and U21 Manager, gave a very detailed account of Leitrim’s exploits in the various competitions in 2005. He also outlined his plans for 2006 in terms of team development and the future direction of on field activities.
Gerry McGovern, Chairman – Leitrim County Board, gave a very enlightening overview of the two proposed developments which the County Board are committed to achieving. The first is the proposed Centre of Excellence located in Annaduff and the second is the erection of a 2,500 seater covered stand in Páirc Seán MacDiarmada. It is anticipated that both of these developments will start in the near future with the Páirc Seán project on target for completion this year while Annaduff is currently subject to planning permission. Some funding has already been secured but Gerry appealed to supporters to give these two substantial projects their full backing and to assist in meeting the costs involved which are likely to reach ?5 million.
Eamonn Duignan, Chairman of Leitrim Supporters Club Dublin, gave a very informative presentation on Tax Relief that is available to sponsors of Leitrim GAA. Various methods apply to the different employment categories, e.g. PAYE, Self-Employed, Corporate.
Finally, the surprise for the night was the guest of honour Packy McGarty who paid many compliments to the work of all concerned in Leitrim GAA and he then proceeded to officially launch the Supporters Member pack which includes the 2006 car sticker.
All speakers were very well received and much delight was shown by supporters on the progress to date and the bright outlook for the future both on and off the playing field.
Many thanks to Eamonn Duignan and Mike Feeney on their organisation of a very successful event.
Leitrim Supporters Packs are now available from any of the officers or if you wish you can become a member by using the online link on the left hand menu.
27-Jan-06 by Brendan Doyle – PRO