The adjourned AGM of Tiobraid Arann Theas Bord na nOg took place on Monday, January 28 in Moyle Rovers. The meeting was well attended. While waiting for the second appeals meeting of County Bord na nOg, we took the opportunity to relay some information and protocols for the coming year. We hope to start the U/16 and Premier 12s the weekend of March 9/10 and hope to start the U/14 on April 1. A copy of our Protocols for 2013 was emailed to all Club Secretaries and we have asked them to pass this information on to their Coaches/Selectors.
As agreed at the AGM, we have made every attempt to produce more fixtures for Premier 12s lower grades by not splitting them into groups. As a result, some of these and other fixtures will need to take place on other days or evenings, so make sure you double check your dates in the booklet when you get it.
The Fixture booklets will be with Clubs by end of the first week of February allowing ALL Clubs the opportunity to arrange for these fixtures. Barring an emergency, we will not be expecting any last minutes changes. We do, however, appreciate that the Senior fixtures have not been released as we print, and if there are any clashes or changes needed, again, Clubs have ample time to do this.
With the shortage of Referees in South Division, we cannot stress enough that we show our gratitude to those who referee our fixtures by showing respect to them at all times during fixtures, from the moment they enter your GAA Club grounds to the moment they leave and insisting that your players and spectators do likewise.
On the subject of referees, there is a course for referees starting in February and we really hope and need Clubs to encourage their Coaches or enthusiastic members to attend. Also we request anyone, now over the age of 18 years, who completed a Young Whistler’s Course to consider attending this Referee’s Course, believe us when we say that there will be enough fixtures to go around!
At the Adjourned AGM, Brian White, Chairman made a presentation to Martin Cody, a token of the South Division Bord na nOg’s appreciation for his term as Chairman from 2009 to 2012. Martin remains as Assistant Treasurer and serves on the CCC as well. We congratulate him and wish him the very best of luck in his new role as Senior Chairman of his own Club, Mullinahone Kickhams.
SCOR NA PAISTI: Last Sunday the South Final of Scor Na Paisti was held in the Community Hall Cahir at 2.30pm. It was moved to Cahir this year as the GAA Centre was unavailable due to refurbishment. In recent weeks all Clubs were contacted and encouraged to participate in this competition. We had a full house and the talent performing was of the highest quality. We thank the Clubs that supported it and wish the winners the very best in the County Finals which will be held in Cashel on Sunday February 17. The Clubs that participated were Ballingarry, Cahir, Grange, Kilsheelan-Kilcash, Moyle Rovers and Newcastle.
The winners and runners up were as follows: Rince Foirne: 1st Newcastle and 2nd Kilsheelan-Kilcash, Solo Singing: 1st Tommie Mullins Kilsheelan-Kilcash and 2nd Leah Murphy Cahir, Recitation: 1st Niamh Martin Kilsheelan-Kilcash and 2nd Kaylan McGrath Newcastle, Instrumental Music: 1st Newcastle and 2nd Kilsheelan-Kilcash, Ballad Group 1st Cahir and 2nd Newcastle, Novelty Act: Ballingarry Question Time: 1st Moyle Rovers and 2nd Ballingarry, Rince Seit: Newcastle, Sean Nos Rince (first year) 1st Cailin McGrath and 2nd Seairse Ryan both from Newcastle. It is the winner of each group that will go forward to the Co Finals. Thank you to the Cahir Juvenile GAA Club for their assistance with this event.