In the Club’s 50-year history, the Club’s Annual General Meeting took place for the very first time via Zoom on Tuesday 6th April 2021.
The meeting was well attended. The Chairman, Tony McCarthy welcomed everyone to the meeting. In his final address as Chairman, he thanked everyone involved in the Club for all their help during his term. He thanked the many coaches for all their work and he wished all the members the very best as they pursue their athletic dreams in such trying times. Among the highlights for him over the past 12 months or so was Sean Tobin’s performances, especially making the 3000m European final, our women been crowned Munster Senior Club Champions. He also expressed great satisfaction in knowing that the Sports hub and the IAAF standard track will finally get underway in the next few weeks. He paid special mention to the Development Committee under their chairman, Frank Lynch for all their hard work over the past number of years and it will be great to see it all coming to fruition in the coming months and years. It will be a brilliant facility. He wished the incoming Management team all the very best in the year ahead as the Club celebrates 50 years of activity. The Juvenile and Senior PRO reports showed that while competition was scarce, Club members achieved a great degree of success at both levels. The Treasurer, Shane Greene in his final report as Treasurer gave a very detail report and he was praised for all his work over the past couple of years as Treasurer.
The Election of Officers then took place and the following Officers and Committee were elected for the coming twelve months.
Chairman – Pat O Connor
Senior Vice Chairman – Tony McCarthy
Juvenile Vice Chairman – Frank Lynch
Secretary – Dan O Keeffe
Treasurer – Patrick O Gorman
Juvenile Registrar/ Competition Secretary / PRO – Robert Whelan
Senior Registrar/ Competition Secretary / PRO – Niall O Sullivan
Child Protection officers – Frank Lynch and Nora Palazzo
Committee members – Aine Butler, Aine Roche, Aisling English, Susan Laste, Suzanne Shine, Albert Doyle, Conor Fleming, Shane Greene.
Motions – A Motion was passed on Club membership for 2021 as follows – Juvenile membership 15 Euros and Senior Membership 20 Euros. These fees just cover the Athletic Ireland Insurance and Membership fees for all members.
The incoming Chairman, Pat O Connor, thanked Tony and his team for all their work over the past twelve months and with the New Track development coming on stream as well as talented athletes at both Juvenile and Senior level, the future looks bright once we come out of this pandemic.
The meeting was then closed.