THE AGM for the Banteer hurling club took place in the Glen Theatre last weekend.
Issues which came up for discussion included, the amalgamation for a second year with Dromtarriffe at under-21 grade as Dr Pat O Callaghan's, the amount of games required to be played at both the Junior levels in football and hurling by the end of May, and efforts which could be made at increasing the fundraising capabilities of the club.
With no hesitation, three of the existing officers agreed to say on, with Con Lane as Chairman, Martin Barry as Secretary and Connie Tarrant as Treasurer.
Huge credit was due to all three for their fine work in the positions in 2012, a reflection of this evident in the fact that there was no challenge to the nominations.
Management of teams threw up no surprises as managers at both levels were reinstated for another years work. Denis Withers as Junior A manager and Martin Barry as Junior B manager.
It was also decided at the meeting that the club would increase the membership to €50 for all members, a move which was recognised as being necessary for the future of the club. This met no opposition as the attendance expressed views on how most other clubs had been at prices equal to this and higher for the past number of years.
Those attending the meeting also received information in relation to the recently published five-year plan from Banteer Community Council, and it was widely accepted that the work being done by them for our community was of an excellent standard.
Officers of the club expressed their concern at the attendance levels at monthly meetings, and urged more members to become active in the club.
The January monthly meeting will take place on the last Thursday of the month, Thursday, January 31.
Banteer GAA would sincerely like to thank The Glen Theatre for the use of their facilities.
Players meeting: On Saturday, January 19, at 8pm players meeting and presentation of Duhallow 2012 Junior hurling league medals at Glen Theatre.
Banteer Ladies Football Club will hold their annual AGM on Wednesday, January 23, at 8pm in Banteer Community Centre.
Kitchen, all players and their parents are required to attend. Any ladies of any age are welcome to join the club and we are also recruiting new trainers for all ages.
If you are interested please call Lisa on (085) 173819 or Marj on (086) 3145317. Thank you.
SPORTS PARTNERSHIP AWARDS
These awards, promoted by the Cork Sports Partnership, an initiative of the Irish Sports Council, and again this year in partnership with the Oriel House, Ballincollig, and the Evening Echo, recognise the achievements and dedication of local sports people, volunteers and coaches of all ages, across all sports and communities in Cork.
Local people, sports clubs, schools, higher and further education establishments together with community groups and other members of the local sports scene can nominate individuals and teams who they feel have made a really positive contribution to the community and/or their sport.
Awards will be presented to winners in 11 different categories, at a special function to be held in the Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig, in February.
Many thanks to all members who supported the 2012 draw and this funding along with IRD Duhallow and Cork County Council grants has helped complete a lot of work this year including spectator stand renovation, new dug outs ,solar water heating system, pitch maintenance and a new hurling wall as well as maintenance of the facility.
The committee hopes to do further works next year including Outdoor Gym equipment, carpark area (thanks to support of IRD grants) as well as pitch drainage works and ask that all clubs, joggers, walkers etc that use the facility support the fundraising draw again in 2013 costing €100 p.a.
From January 1st 2013, all players playing in all grades up to and including U18 (Minor) are required to wear a mouth guard in all football games and training sessions. detailed information can be obtained directly from http://www.gaa.ie/medical-and-player-welfare/mouthguards/ or by con---
tacting a club officer or club trainer.
Community gym get fit for 2013: special offers at Banteer gym, three months: €75; one month €30. Special rates for students at €20 per month, couples €50 per month or €140 for three months. New opening hours 9.30 to 11.30am Monday to Friday and 6 to 9pm from Monday to Friday. Any queries contact Kevin at (087) 6308353.
Social badminton every Monday 8pm to 10pm at Banteer Community Centre: €3 per night, all welcome.
Banteer camogie club are forming a junior team for 2013 and new players are welcome contact Donncha Foley (086) 2657662 and Margaret McAuliffe (086) 3941548.
DUHALLOW AC FIT
4 Life is restarting back again on Thursday, January 17, at 7.30pm in Banteer Sportsfield.
This Tuesday: jackpot €4,000, total prizes €6,000.