Lismore Camogie AGM 2106 was held in The Lismore Community Centre on Saturday night last November 5th at 7pm.
Outgoing chairperson Mary Russell stated in her address to the meeting that the hosting of Feile na nGael was the highlight of the year eventho' that there was no silverware won as everyone pulled together to make it a success. she thanked Robbie Sullivan and the underage GAA for all their help and co-operation for the event. She went on to thank all the sponsors for the event and all who helped out foe the weekend.
Mary thanked her fellow officers for all their work during the year and all
club mentors and trainers for all their hard work and commitment that they put in during the year.
Mary thanked the local GAA Club for their great support, such as their field and its facilities for our training and matches as well as the use of the Community Centre for our Feile Fundraising Disco and of course the Feile Barbeque. She thanked Tourin GAA for the use of their field for both matches when the Gaa field was unavailable. Mary thanked the local soccer club for the use of the club house leading up to the Feile when we were handing out their gear and their field for the pre Feile training A huge thanks to Michael O Leary (Red House) who is our Senior team main sponsor for last year and this year and is our sponsor for the next two years.
On a negative note, Mary stated the club has no silverware on display this year eventho our Senior teamm and U16 team got to the final. Our failure to complete the minor championship was a disappointment as this is the team that need to be encouraged to feed on to the senior team. She said that special effort should be made for the 2017 season to make sure that we do field a minor team because if we don’t our senior team is going to diminish.
At the end of her address Mary said that she was stepping down as chairperson of Lismore Camogie Club and thanked all who supported her in the four years, and what an enjoyable four years it was to see our senior team capturing the long awaited all Ireland Intermediate title that they were so eagerly battling for in the years prior to it, and indeed to be so near to regain the All Ireland title in 2015. This was a huge achievement for the club, the town and the girls and their mentors and an achievement that can be spoken of well into their old age.
The hosting of Feile this year was also a very enjoyable event and especially when it ran off so smoothly. The capturing of the U16B and U18 titles in 2014 was a great thrill as well as winning the Feile plate in 2015. Mary said that she's fully sure our club will be back up there again with a bit more work.
Mary congratulated the Lismore Intermediate hurling team on capturing the Co Intermediate title winning them senior status again and wished them the best in the Munster Final. She wished the incoming committee all the best for the year ahead.
Outgoing secretary Marie Russell read out a very comprehensive report on the years happenings and urged all members to keep involved for the promotion of our great game (camogie) in the Lismore club.
Outgoing treasurer Trish O'Keeffe read out her comprehensive end of year treasurers report.
The following are elected for the 2017 season;
Presidents; Helen Barry, Liam Kirby and Francess Whelan
Vice-President; Fr. Cullinan
Chairperson; Not elected on the night.
Secretary; Marie Russell Vice Secretary; Ciara Prendergast
Treasurer; Olivia Flynn, Asst Secretary; Nicola Morrissey
PRO ;Mary Russell
Registrar; Emily Heneghan
Child Welfare Officer; Ciara Prendergast
Schools Liasion Officer; Shauna Prendergast
GAA Liasion Officer; Marie Russell
County Delegates; Committee Rotation