Tributes to outgoing secretary John Kelly

St. Mary’s Hurling Club

St. Mary’s Hurling Club

Last Saturday we held our AGM. The officers for the next year are Noel Buckley, Chairman; Ger Deely, Vice Chairman; Sean O’Sullivan, Secretary; and Ger Quigley, Treasurer. Other officers include Assistant Treasurer, John O’Connor, Registrar; John Kelly and PRO Seamus Moore. The officers and members at the AGM paid tribute to the work John Kelly had done as secretary over the last four years. He was complimented for his courtesy, efficiency and communication skills which he used so well to serve St Mary’s. Chairman, Noel Buckley said he was blessed to have had such an efficient Secretary and complimented John for the heavy work load he carried and the positive approach he had to all the challenges that he faced in his time as Secretary. He was delighted he was staying on as Registrar.

The AGM reviewed the year which again saw St Mary’s achieve success at U/ 14, 16 and Minor. The Chairman in his address thanked all team mentors and players who have worked with teams in the past year. The positives are “we are now achieving success and growing as a club. With success and growth come challenges and a larger club needs more people to help out and in particular in the area of administration”. He appealed for club members and parents to respond to this call if they want St Mary’s to continue to grow and succeed. Our goal over the next three years must be, he said, “to have success at county level. County medals in hurling are hard earned and demands from players a huge commitment if they want to achieve that goal”.

There will be a meeting of the officers and committee in the new year where they will draw up plans for the year ahead.

Under 8s
After six weeks of tough competitive hurling the U/8 league final takes place next Saturday, December 15. All four teams played with great skill throughout the league with only 3pts separating 2nd and 4th place. The Red Leopards and Yellow Bombers will contest the final, the Blue Hawks and Jerseys Boys will have a play off. All boys will be presented with medals on the day and an U/ 8 team photo will also be taken.

Christmas Party

Remember that the Christmas Party for the kids is on in the Central Technical Institute Hall, The Mall between 2.00 and 4.30 pm next Sunday, December 16. A special visitor from the North Pole is also expected!

Christmas Gift Sale

John Carew has great bargains, but only while stocks last. Club tracksuits are available at €20 each, and raincoats for €10. you can contact John at 087 8391542.