FERMOY GAA club held its AGM on Sunday last with a larger than usual attendance of players.
This was a very welcome sign, said Chairman Brendan Keane in his address to the well attended annual gathering.
He congratulated all club teams and mentors for their achievements on the field during the past year and announced that all medals won by the club would be presented at the club's annual social, to be held in the Grand Hotel on this Saturday night, Jan 18.
The meeting was attended by former Co Board chairman Mick Dolan and retiring Cork Co Board development officer Diarmuid Gowen, who was congratulated on having served his term in that office. The meeting, through the chairman, wished him the very best of luck in his bid to become an officer on the Munster Council in the forthcoming election to elect a new treasurer to that body.
Two outgoing officers did not seek re-election. Long serving Brian Shinnick was the club's planning officer, amongst many other positions which he has held over many years. He was thanked for his services to the club by the chairman, who noted, however, that Brian will not be lost to the club as he will continues to operate as one of the supremos in the very vital weekly club lotto draw, for which he has done Trojan work over the years.
Also retiring but not to be lost to the club is outgoing treasurer Mark Condon, who is stepping down due to work pressures. He will be a big loss in this vital area and the club will now have to search for his replacement.
The chairman remarked in his address on how difficult it has become in recent years to get people to allow their names to stand for office in any club, not just in Fermoy, and he appealed to all to think seriously about it before the next club meeting.