THE annual AGM took place on Sunday afternoon and, with seven outgoing members of the committee, this was an important meeting for the club.
The departure of Michael Heffernan from the Chairperson position was met with unanimous acknowledgment that he had brought the club on leaps and bounds throughout his tenure and he steps down with the upmost respect and gratitude from everyone at the club. Michael will be replaced by Tony Jackson as the new chairman of Steelstown and we wish him all the very best, confident that he will continue to do the sterling work he has contributed to the club for so long now.
Sean Heraghty also vacated his Vice Chairperson role after tireless efforts to support Michael during his time in charge and we have no doubt that Sean will still be the same invaluable club man that he offers as a service every single day. Paddy McGurk comes into the role with the best wishes of the committee and the club.
Ann Lindsay will move from Secretary to Assistant Secretary and, anyone who has had any dealings with the club in any way over the last couple of years, they will have had dealings with Ann and her meticulously flawless efforts both in the office and on the ground, supporting absolutely every function of the club. Brendan Doherty steps up from assistant in a role reversal with Ann with the thanks and confidence of the committee.
After a superb year managing the club accounts, Louise Logue stepped down from the Treasurer position which she looked after so well. Louise dedicated a lot of hard work to keeping the finances of the club documented and under control during a very healthy year for Brian Óg’s and she leaves the post with everyone’s thanks.
Louise’s daughter Orlaith comes in along with Gerard Roarty to the Youth Officer positions after the absolutely fantastic precedent set by Mark Rabbett and Brid Moore and, if Orlaith and Gerard are half as committed and enthusiastic as Mark and Brid were, they’ll not go far wrong.
Dominic Concannon also steps down from the Coaching Officer role from which he set a remarkable template for all underage groups at Steelstown to follow. Dominic’s work with all teams at Brian Og’s, his involvement in the Feile, and in helping to educate new and existing coaches at the club has been second to none and he goes with huge admiration to be followed by Martin Dunne who will no doubt continue the excellent work left for him.
A new position was also proposed by outgoing Chairman, Michael Heffernan, that the role of Merchandise Officer be added to the committee and, after unrivalled efforts and roaring success in this area already, Grainne Concannon was voted in with unanimous approval.
See below the new committee for Steelstown Brian Óg’s. Contact details will be updated as soon as possible.
Chairperson: Tony Jackson
Vice Chairperson: Paddy McGurk
Secretary: Brendan Doherty
Assistant Secretary: Ann Lindsay
Treasurer: Brendan Maguire
Assistant Treasurer: Brian O’Connor
Registrar: Don O’Donnell
PRO: Conán Doherty
Facilities Development Officer: Vincent McMonagle
Clubhouse and Grounds Co-Ordinator: Hugh Boyle
Officer for Irish Language and Culture: Máire McKeever
Coaching Officer: Martin Dunne
Youth Officer (Male): Gerard Roarty
Youth Officer (Female): Orlaith Logue
Delegate to Ladies Board: James McGurk
Fundraising Officer: Louise Davis
Merchandise Officer: Grainne Concannon