Our annual general meeting took place on Sunday last in the club house and was well attended. Our chairman, secretary and treasurer presented very successful statements for last year with the club in an extremely healthy position all round. Our chairman Jimmy Halpin stepped down after 3 successful years at the helm as did our treasurer Danny Keogh having presented his final set of accounts. Looking around the grounds as we entered the AGM in splendid conditions on Sunday, one could not but see the hard work these men and their fellow outgoing committee members have undertaken in the last number of years with the facilities now available second to none and looking magnificent. We thank these two men in particular for their hard work, dedication and long hours put in over the last 3 years. The pivotal roles on the club committee are akin to a full time job with no remuneration. Thanks again to both.
The following officers were elected for 2016:
- Chairman: Jim McGoldrick
- Vice Chair: Kevin Prunty
- Secretary: John Dowd
- Assistant Secretary and PRO: Thomas Quinn
- Treasurer: Brian Donoghue
- Assistant Treasurer: Danny Keogh
- Website Administrator: Robert Browne
- Registrars: Jim McGoldrick and Sean Whelan
- County Board Delegates: Frank Toher, Brian Donoghue and John Dowd
- Irish Officer: Marie McCormack
- Children’s Officer: Ann Harte
Best wishes to all officers appointed for the coming year.
Our annual dinner dance takes place next Saturday night in the Landmark hotel in Carrick On Shannon with the excellent Late night Radio providing the entertainment. Tickets at €30 are now available from any committee member. Doors open at 7.30pm with dinner being served at 8.30p.m sharp. Tickets for players will be available on the door. If there is sufficient interest we intend running a bus to the event which will depart Begley’s car park at 7pm sharp. The bus fare will be €10 return with the bus returning after the event. To book a seat on the bus please contact Jim McGoldrick on 087 9585128 or Thomas Quinn 087 9248311.
Our lotto draw took place on Sunday night in the Olde Forge and the numbers drawn were 5, 14, 16 and 23. There was no jackpot winner. €20 winners were Emer and Sharon Muldoon, C/O Ann Murray, Patsy Duke, Annally Park, Michael Carrigy, Kiltyreehir, Kevin Prunty, Dooroc and Sean Carrigy, Ballinalee. This weeks sellers prize went to Margaret McCormack. Next weeks draw for a jackpot of €3,100 will take place in Begleys bar on Sunday night.
We were delighted to welcome a new member to Gerry Rowley’s lotto team over the weekend, our very own Mìchael Kenny whom we know will be a great addition to the lotto team.
Finally we offer our deepest sympathies to the McKeown family, Aughaboy on their recent bereavement, and to all who were bereaved during 2015.
Thomas Quinn – PRO Emmet Òg.