Enniscrone/Kilglass GAA Club Notes

Annual General Meeting

At a well-attended AGM held in the Diamond Coast Hotel last Friday evening, the entire executive retained their positions for the coming year.

On a night of lively discussion, there were a couple of minor changes to the extended committee, with John P Mullaney assuming the Vice-President position, Cathal Mullaney taking on the position of Irish Officer and Francie Gallagher officially ratified as Blotto Coordinator.

In his address to the meeting, chairman Declan Rouse reflected on a busy and successful year, with two county titles returning to the parish as well as a Minor Championship win along with neighbours Easkey. He noted that it what a historic year for the club in many respects, particularly given the start of the indoor astro-turf complex. Declan said 2017 promised to be a busy year to finalise construction and fundraising for the new development, and said he looks forward to the coming year.

Secretary Brendan Murray delivered a comprehensive report on the club’s activities in 2016, and also stressed the importance of 2017 in the lifetime of the club. He appealed to all members, former members, supporters and sponsors to row in behind the indoor astro-turf project.

Treasurer Eugene Nelson gave his first report as club treasurer, in which he revealed the healthy financial state of the club throughout 2016. He complemented the wider club on the successful fundraising initiatives undertaken last year, and also thanked the Ladies Committee for their fundraising efforts. It is testament to the work of Eugene and the club that financially everything is in such good order.

All in all, it was a very successful AGM and the club now looks forward to what promises to be another exciting chapter in our long history.

The committee for 2017 is as follows:

Patrons: Joe Quinn, Joe McManus, Canon George McHale, Edward Harte, Oliver Bourke

President: Oliver Bourke

Vice President: John P. Mullaney

Chairman: Declan Rouse

Vice Chairman: Francie Gallagher

Secretary: Brendan Murray

Assistant Secretary: Catherine Tuffy and Shane Hargadon

Treasurer: Eugene Nelson

Assistant Treasurer: Breda Sheridan and Clair Beglin Duffy (Joe Cawley – development)

PRO: Cathal Mullaney and David Tuffy

County Board Delegate: Francie Gallagher

Oifigeach Gaeilge: Cathal Ó Maoileanaigh

Registrar/Membership: Marty Duffy

Pitch Committee: Paddy Tuffy, Mixie Jacob, Francie Gallagher, Johnny Mullaney, Michael Gordon, Liam Cawley

Schools Coordinator: Martin McHale

Coaching Coordinator: John Paul Carden

Grants/Funding: Declan Rouse, Mixie Jacob, Mattie Coleman, Joe Cawley, Eugene Nelson

Blotto Coordinator: Francie Gallagher

Insurance Officer: Brendan Murray

Astro Turf development

The astro turf development is coming along very well at Quigabar with the roof now in place, and the playing area complete in a number of weeks. We have launched our fundraising drive to help fund the completion of the project, and hope that supporters, players, sponsors and associates of the club can contribute in the next couple of months. There are three ways you can contribute – buying a brick (€100), block (€250) or wall (€1500). All donors will be remembered in perpetuity on a donor wall inside the building when complete. To donate contact Joe Cawley (087) 9173991, Eugene Nelson (087) 2339591 or [email protected] Your support at this extraordinary time in the club’s history would be greatly appreciated.

Dinner Dance

Our annual Dinner Dance takes place on Friday, February 10th in the Diamond Coast Hotel, Enniscrone. It promises to be a great night’s entertainment with the usual club being presented. We will also be honouring the Junior Championship winners of 1966 on the 50th anniversary of their success, as well as the 1991 Intermediate team who captured the championship title 25 years ago. Tickets will are now on sale from any committee member. Don’t miss what will be a great night.


There was no winner of last weekend’s blotto draw. The jackpot is now €4700, and the draw continues every Saturday night. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

Music Festival

This week the news came through that Enniscrone will host a music festival, Live on Air, this May 26th and 27th, organised by David and Brid McGowan. It promises to be a great weekend and a good boost for the village heading into the summer season. Best wishes to all the organisers.