Time to step up a gear and bring the title back

Marlfield GAA

Marlfield GAA

The AGM of Marlfield Hurling Club took place in the clubhouse recently. We received full and detailed reports on the past year’s activities from the outgoing officers Joe O’Donoghue, Mick O’Keeffe and Maurice Kennedy.

Junior hurling manager Philip Phelan recounted the team’s performances during the year, saying that we seem to be progressing that little bit more each year and urged the lads to try and go that little bit extra again in 2013 and bring the title back to the club once more. There was much praise for the outgoing officers, manager and selectors.

Officers elected for 2013 were: President, Theo English; Vice Presidents, Paddy O’Keeffe, Phil Corrigan and Benny O’Connell; Chairman, Mick Murray; Vice Chairman, Philip Phelan; Hon Sec, Joe O’Donoghue jnr; Treasurer, Mick O’Keeffe; Asst. Sec/Asst. Treas, Gavin Murray; Draw co-ordinators, Shamie Gubbins and Mick Murray; Committee, PJ O’Meara, T McDonnell, M Kennedy and Paudie Quinlivan (players rep).

We have not yet appointed a trainer and selectors but Paudie Quinlivan graciously agreed to step into the breach for the short term. Reports indicate that there is a good response from the lads. Numbers are promising, though low as yet, but that is usual for this time of year and is expected to change pretty soon.

There was an air of sadness at last week’s committee meeting when the club expressed its condolences to three families who had lost loved ones recently: the O’Donoghue family of 20 Wilderness Grove suffered the sudden passing of Catherine O’Donoghue of Patrickswell, Co.Limerick, niece of Joe Snr at a young age; Deirdre Murray and family of 38 Mountain View bade a sad farewel to Deirdre’s mother, the late Mai Kelly of King St; and just two weeks ago club members and village residents were stunned to receive news of the sudden death of former club captain Michael Lambe. Michael was highly regarded as a player and was a popular and respected resident of the old village. A very sad month indeed. May they rest in peace.