The AGM of South Bord na nOg took place on Tuesday, November 20 in Moyle Rovers Sports Centre. It was very well attended with only a couple of clubs not represented. Joe Brennan, South Board Chairman and Noel Cosgrove, Referee’s Secretary spoke to the Convention. Also attending was Noel Byrne, the South Board Secretary.
Martin Cody was the outgoing Chairman, as his term of office was up, he thanked everyone who had helped him through term, especially Kieran Hogan and Liam Bolger. The post of Chairman was filled by Brian White, Clonmel Commercials. Other officers elected to office were Vice Chairman: Michael ‘The Boxer’ Lonergan (Ardfinnan), Secretary: Ann Fleming (Fethard), Assistant Secretary: Carol Gibbs (Kilsheelan-Kilcash). Treasurer stayed the same with Harry Morgan of Ballylooby Castlegrace holding the purse, assisted by Martin Cody of Mullinahone Kickhams. The post of PRO, which has been very hard to fill over the past couple of years has been taken on by Bridget Holohan of Kilsheelan-Kilcash. Those representing the South Bord na nOg (and its clubs) at County Bord na nOg are Carol Gibbs and Martin Cody. Our Senior Board Representative has not changed and remains Christy Aylward (Clonmel Og). Thomas O’Leary of Ballybacon-Grange accepted his nomination as Special Representative and will also serve on the CCC along with Brian White, Michael Lonergan, Ann Fleming, Carol Gibbs, Harry Morgan, Martin Cody and Christy Aylward.
Besides the discussion regarding Premier 12s which will be followed up at the adjourned AGM, the subject of mouth guards and helmets was discussed. In 2013 ALL juvenile players MUST wear a gum-shield during football training and fixtures. If during a fixture, it comes to the attention of the referee that a player is not wearing a gum shield, the player will be asked to put one in, if he does not have one, then he will need to be substituted. If the player refuses to wear a gum shield then he will be asked to leave the field on an infraction with no replacement player.
Cooper helmets were the next discussion. As we know, many of our children love them yet they are not covered by the GAA Injury Scheme. There is however, one type of Cooper helmet approved, it bears the IS355 mark. The Cooper Senior SK100 helmet is IS355 approved. The Injury Scheme will also cover a player wearing a helmet with a faceguard which bears the CE mark. Please note that all helmets will be stamped with either the IS355 mark or the CE mark clearly visible on the helmet.
The Adjourned AGM of South Bord na nOg will take place on Tuesday January 15th in Moyle Rovers at 8.30pm. The agenda will be sent to all Clubs the week prior.