Report on Convention 2009

Yesterdays convention was a relatively quiet affair in the Bush Hotel as club delegates over came the mornings poor road conditions. The business of the day was over in record time which was a reflection on the limited number of motions for up for debate.

The meeting was opened with the referral to the printed reports from an rúnaí, Declan Bohan and from the various subcommittees (actual reports are available online on menu on left).

Cisteoir John Mulvey presented a very detailed report regarding the finances of the county board that sees 2008 run with a deficit of €70,000.

Cathaoirleach Gerry McGovern addressed the delegates and covered many areas including Challenges ahead, Past year, Club development plan, Volunteers, Action Plan for Period 2009-2015 Strategic Planning, 2009 Senior Team, Going Forward 2009, Coaching, Under age football, Code of Best Practice, Developments, Further Developments Needed, Club Developments, Discipline, 125 years of our association and Subsidiary Boards.

He also urged that we as followers of Leitrim GAA must rid ourselves of everything that is negative and concentrate totally on all things positive for our county teams and this belief needs to be replicated in every club in the County.

Following this the election of officers was completed with only one change in the officers with Martin McGowan standing aside as coaching officer due to his commitments as selector with the Senior football management team. Kevin Ludlow from Annaduff was nominated and elected unopposed to the position. All other officers were unopposed in their positions except for the youth officer but Thomas Keenan requested that his name be withdrawn thus leaving Dan Gallogly to be elected otherwise unopposed.

The two motions presented for congress (as outlined in pdf report on left menu) were dealt with efficiently with motion 1 carried while motion 2 from Sean OHeslins was defeated.
Uachtarán Michael McGowan complimented and thanked CLG Liatroma for the efforts of 2008 and looked forward to the accomplishment of all goals in 2009 in a difficult economic climate.

Immediately after the completion of convention the monthly county board meeting was convened to deal with the only proposed motion and 3 recommendations regarding the running of the competitions.



08-Dec-08 by Brendan Doyle – PRO