The A.G.M. of Holycross - Ballycahill G.A.A. Club was held on Wednesday, 28th December with Chairman, Tom Dwyer presiding.
Recorded a momentus year off the field of play with the opening of the John Doyle Centre after years of magnificent effort by so many people but especially by our Development Committee. On the field of play it had been a disappointing season, the only silverware coming in Autumn with the winning of the County Intermediate hurling league and the Mid Intermediate football title. The growing gaps since we last landed the major mid titles were highlighted for all to see.
In a meticulous report, Treasurer Noel Ryan reported how general tightening saw a much improved current account position on twelve months ago. There was still much work to do but we were certainly going in the right direction.
Chairman, Tom Dwyer thanked everyone who helped the club in any way in 2011, including fellow officers, committee, sub committees, caretaker, sponsors, selectors and players. He appealed for continued support for our fundraising efforts, especially our club lotto and urged everyone possible to promote membership of our gym. He paid particular credit to outgoing Treasurer, Noel Ryan for four fantastic years work and also thanked Jimmy Burke for his great help as a local Garda down the years. Presentations were made to both men.
Development Committee - Tom Comerford thanked all who had brought the Centre to fruition and appealed for help in clearing the debt on the building in coming years.
Lotto Committee Chairman - Declan Ryan reported another hugely successful year with all proceeds being put back into the running of the club.
Juvenile Club Chairman - Paul Mulcahy gave a rundown on another successful year for the Juvenile Club, with titles won in U/12 and U/14 grade and some very successful fundraisers held. He thanked all who helped the Juvenile Club in any way in 2011.
Election of Officers for 2012
President, Fr. Breen, Vice-President, Fr. Tierney, Chairman, Tom Dwyer, Vice-Chairman (2), M. Hassett and P. Byrne, Secretary, Donal Ryan, Asst. Secretary, P.J. Ryan, Treasurer, Eoin Hassett, Registrar, John Butler, P.R.O. Noel Dundon, A.S.A.P. Officer, Eoin Hassett, Mid Board Rep. Johnny Doyle, County Board Rep. Johnny Doyle.
Chairman thanked outgoing Registrar Jim Ryan and wished his successor John Butler well.
Speakers such as John Ryan, Johnny Doyle and Micheal Lowry complemented the great work done in 2011 and wished the club well for 2012, hoping for more obvious camaraderie and effort on the field of play.
Team Affiliations for 2012
Senior Hurling, Intermediate Hurling and Football, Junior ‘B’ Hurling, U/21 ‘A’ hurling and ‘A’ Football, Minor ‘A’ Hurling and ‘A’ Football.
Selectors for 2012
Senior Hurling and U/21’s - Declan Carr (Coach), J.P. Stapleton, Davy Bourke, Noel Ryan.
Minors - John Ferncombe, Brendan Ryan, Adrian O’Keeffe, Timmy Gleeson, Dan Quinlan.
Intermediate Hurling - Philip Ryan, Padraig McGrath, Micheal Lowry.
Intermediate Football - D. Duggan and P. Dwan.
Junior ‘B’ Hurling - N. Lowry, M. Lowry, B. Muldowney.
Membership fees would remain unchanged for 2012. Adult Players - 60 euro; U/21 Players - 40 euro; Minors - 30 euro; Non-Players - 35 euro. Social Membership i.e. use of alley but no voting or ticket rights - 50 euro.
Our club committee for 2012 would be Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Vice Chairman (2), Registrar, Mid and Co. Board Rep. Juvenile Club Rep, Paul Mulcahy; Development Committee Rep. Denny O’Dwyer, Lotto Committee Rep. Declan Ryan, Field Committee Rep. John Ryan as well as the following, Michael Ryan (G), John Bourke, Paddy Dwan, Jim Hayes, Martin Treacy, Seamus Mackey, Eddie Hosty, Noel Ryan.