THE 87th Annual convention of the North Kerry Hurling Board was held in Hartys Bar in Causeway on Thursday last, along with their invited guests from the Kerry County Committee, Eamon O'Sullivan and Gerard McCarthy.
Secretary Pat Dineen with a comprehensive report thanked each club for their continuing support in the development and promotion of hurling in North Kerry. Pat also congratulated both Pat Ryan and the Kerry Minors and Joe Walsh and the Under 21s in their All Ireland success.
In the secretary's report, the board ran 25 competitions from Under 10 to Senior and could not do so without the continuing support from their sponsor Lee Strand Co-op Creamery Tralee.
North Kerry Hurling Board Chairman Joe Walsh congratulated all of the winners in the 25 competitions that were run and that for them to be such a success, it took great committed support from the clubs, their players, along with all NKHB Officials and Referees for their contributions in that success. The Chairman also had a special thanks to all clubs for the use of their venues for the year past.
Tommy O'Connor of St Brendans is now the official historian for the North Kerry Hurling Board and has set upon a two year project to update the full history of the Board.
The Board will begin their 2014 hurling promotion on Friday and Saturday, January 31 and February 1 with a major coaching seminar called 'Educate and Motivate' to be held in the Causeway Comprehensive School, commencing at 7.30pm on the Friday and at 10am on Saturday with Liam Sheedy and Brian Horgan who be amoung the guests of honours.
For more info on this, contact your club or Pat Dinnen NKHB Sec.
In the Election of Officers, all were returned unopposed:
President: Seán Seosamh Ó Conchubhair (Kilmoyley); Chairman: Joe Walsh (Kilmoyley); Vice Chair: Mikie Leahy (Abbeydorney) & Tom Lawlor (Ballyheighue); Secretary: Pat Dineen (Kilmoyley); Treasurers:Paudi Dineen (Abbeydorney) & James O'Connor (Ballyheighue); PRO: Gerard Doyle (Abbeydorney); Cultral Officer: John Lucid (Ballyheigue); Fixtures Sec: Gerard Hannafin (St Brendans); D'vlmt & Historical Officer: Tommy O'Connor (St Brendans); Childres Officer: Mary Barrett (Causeway)