GAA, Hurling, Sports

Former Tipp Hurler Added To Mills Management


The O’Callaghan’s Mills GAA club held a very successful AGM recently, which saw the appointment of Kevin Sammon as senior manager with former Tipperary hurler Dinny Ryan as trainer of the side.

There will be no change at the top table with chairman Joe O’Gorman, secretary Neil O’Brien and treasurer Joe Meaney opting to stay on for another year.

Colm McHugh was appointed to the vacant position of Oifigeach Gaeilge . Neil O’Brien provided a very detailed report covering the games, club development and membership. He expressed disappointment in the length of time it took last year to secure a management for the senior team and thanked Declan Noonan for helping out on a temporary basis at the start of the season.

Club Treasurer Joe Meaney reported a surplus of €4k between income and expenditure for the year. Adrian Flaherty remains in the role as registrar while for the coming year Pat O’Brien and Patsy Neville will share the PRO job. Ollie O’Driscoll stays on as the membership officer and the club have agreed to get all team managers and selectors helping in this difficult area.

The outgoing senior team manager Declan Hogan provided a very detailed report to the meeting. It was read out in his absence by one of his selectors Fergus Donovan. In it he expressed disappointment that the team did not a win the Senior B championship but it was not for the lack of work and commitment from the panel of players. Regretfully he is unable to continue in the role but expressed every good wish to the club for the coming season. Kevin Sammon was appointed as his replacement and his selectors are Pat Fawl, Kevin Lynch and Fergus Donovan. The team coach will be former Tipperary hurler Dinny Ryan while Sixmilebridge man, Gerry O’Halloran is the new strength and conditioning coach.  Orla Considine will continue as Physio and John Lyons in First Aid

Martin Howard makes a return to the position of  team Manager for the Junior A team and his selectors will be ratified at the January executive meeting. The Junior C team were forced to withdraw from the championship earlier in the year because of the difficulty with fielding a team, as a result it was decided not to enter a team at this grade for the coming season.

John Cooney will continue in his role as U21 team manager . Pat O’Brien will be county board delegate and his proxy will be Michael Baker. The Minor Club officers are Billy Murphy, Darren McGregor and Brian Nolan.  An executive committee will again run the club for the coming year and at their first meeting in January the various sub-committees will be appointed. There were 11 motions on the agenda and all were dealt with on the evening.


About Páraic McMahon

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


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