Treasurer Liz Flanagan reported a deficit of 14,422 Euro for the year and said that while the deficit was down on last year, no effort should be spared until the Board is back in surplus once again.
The Moycarkey Borris lady encouraged all clubs to seek out gatespeople for the Board. Of the 15 clubs in Mid Tipp, only 7 provide gates people and she offered the view that unless more people volunteer for the job, they will be unable to run games.
Income for the year amounted to 197,283 whereas expenditure amounted to 211,625 Euro.
The Treasurer added that the Mid Board having to collect fines for the County Board is an awkward scenario and should not happen. Mid Board fines should be collected by the MId Board and County Board fines by the County Board, she said.
In congratulating the officers of the Board and the clubs on the season just passed, President Pat Cullen expressed disappointment that clubs did not respond positively to a seminar given by Pieta House in Roscrea for GAA clubs on the topic of suicide.
“The lack of response was disappointing because this is a big problem everywhere. I don’t wish to be disrespectful to anyone, but life is for living. You only get one chance and when the bad times comes your way, please think of the good times and it might not seem so rough. I appeal to people to think of this,” the Loughmore Castleiney man said.
Clubs of the Year
Intermediate Club of the Year - Clonakenny
Senior Club of the Year - Loughmore Castleiney
Chairman: John Devane (Boherlahan Dualla)
Vice Chairman: John Moloughney (Clonakenny)
Secretary: Jonathan Cullen (Loughmore Castleiney)
Ass. Secretary: Aoife Percy (JK Brackens)
Treasurer: Liz Flanagan (Moycarkey Borris)
Ass. Treasurer: John O’Donovan (Thurles Gaels)
PRO: Andy Fogarty (Sarsfields)
Trustee: Matty Ryan (Drom-Inch)
Youth Officer: Caitriona Maher (JK Brackens)
Cultural Officer: Francis Cleere (Moyne Templetuohy)
Semple Stadium Rep: Jim Max (Sarsfields)
Gate Checkers: Batt O’Dea (Loughmore Castleiney), Jimmy Meighan (Gortnahoe Glengoole)