Friday 26 December 2014

Locals answer call to save GAA club

Greg Harkin

Published 21/01/2013 | 05:00

A GAA club which faced extinction has been spared for another year at least after a closure warning from officials.

The Glenfarne/Kiltyclogher club in north Co Leitrim has plenty of teams and lots of members. But when just eight people turned up for the AGM this month, officials threatened to bring the curtain down on the 103-year-old history of Gaelic games in the parishes.

However, the warnings were heeded and 35 people turned up for a meeting on Saturday night.

"I was worried that there would be some sort of backlash over our warnings about the club but there wasn't.

"It was all very positive and we were delighted to get a new board elected," said Eillis McGourty, a 25-year-old board member and outgoing secretary.

Irish Independent

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