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John O’Meara Remains In Sixmilebridge Hotseat

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Approximately thirty people attended the Sixmilebridge GAA AGM which saw county title winning manager of 2013, John O’Meara retain the hotseat as manager of the senior hurlers.

The AGM had been postponed the week before due to the sudden bereavement of Mary Anne McInerney and a minutes silence was held for deceased members of the club as a mark of respect.

Thorough reports were given by the top table of Secretary Louise Corbett, Treasurer Joan Keogh and Chairman Paddy Meehan. The minor club also gave a report and this was relayed by Kieran Keating in the absence of Chairman Mikey Quinn. Club coaching officer Michael O’ Halloran also gave a run down on the underage setup and progress to date in creating a homogenous coaching structure in the club.

Patron  Fr. Harry Bohan said a few words commending the club for the effort of the volunteers. Paddy Meehan echoed those words and gave a special mention to those involved in the Bingo and Lotto which are the main fundraising avenues for the club as well as all those who have helped out in the club in 2014. He commended the U21 team and management for their success in winning the championship against Ballyea, the senior setup who put in a tremendous effort again but lost out narrowly to the finalists, the Intermediate setup who lost out at the semi final stage to eventual winners Feakle, the Junior A setup who took a league final to a replay against Clonlara and maintained Junior A status and the fourth adult team, the Junior C setup who lost out to a Wolfe Tones team who subsequently withdrew from the championship.

The work of the club coaches in helping out at Kilmurry and Sixmilebridge National Schools was commended and it is hoped that this will continue into 2015. Successes at underage and in camogie were also recognised on the night with the U14 success in winning the championship and Féile and Marie McGrath winning an All Star as well as a nomination for Chloe Morey. The county representatives were also recognised especially those on the All Ireland winning U21 setup.

Planned developments are due to take place in both O’Garney Park and the Cappa Lodge facilities in 2015. The position of assistant PRO has yet to be filled while no management teams have been appointed for the Intermediate, Junior A and Junior B teams.

Sixmilebridge GAA Club Executive 2015
President: Johnny Moroney;
Patron: Fr. Harry Bohan P.P.
Chairman: Paddy Meehan
Vice-Chairs: Sean Corbett and Michael Rohan
Secretary: Louise Corbett
Assistant Secretary: Seamus Carr
Treasurer: Joan Keogh
Assistant Treasurer: Christy O’Connor
PRO: Ian Chaplin;
Assistant PRO: TBC
Registrar: Gerard Liddane
County Board Delegate: Christy Murray;
Proxy: Chairman/Senior Manager
Club Coaching Officer: Michael O’ Halloran
Scór Officer: Sean Corbett
Field Chairman: John Corbett
Development Chairman: David O’Meara
Health & Safety Officer: Pat Chaplin
Bingo Chairperson: Mary Corbett
Lotto Co-ordinators: Sean Griffin and Gerard Liddane
Hall Bookings: Frances Downes
Hall Chairperson: Tony Downes
Hurleys and Sliotars: Pat Noonan
Senior: John O’Meara
Intermediate: TBC
U21: Brian Culbert
Junior A: TBC
Junior C: TBC

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About Páraic McMahon

A native of Newmarket-on-Fergus, Páraic McMahon is the Chief Sportswriter with The Clare Herald.

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