Wick­low hosts Cu­mann na mBun­scol Na­tional AGM

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LAST WEEK­END was an im­por­tant one for Cu­mann na mBun­scol Cill Mhan­tain when they had the hon­our of host­ing the Na­tional AGM. Del­e­gates from all over Ire­land came to the Gar­den County. The venue was the Mar­riott Druids Glen and the choice was highly com­pli­mented by all the del­e­gates for its sur­round­ing beauty and ex­cel­lent ser­vice.

The week­end be­gan with a din­ner on Fri­day night which was at­tended by County Chair­man Andy O’Brien and his wife Ann and County Sec­re­tary Michael Mur­phy. Jim O’Rior­dan, chair­man of Cu­mann na mBun­scol, Cill Mhan­tain wel­comed every­one on the night and Andy O’Brien pre­sented all the mem­bers of the Coiste Nai­si­unta with a Wick­low 125 cel­e­bra­tion book as a keep­sake. A most en­joy­able night was had by all.

The AGM be­gan at 11am on Satur­day. Mar­garet Cun­ning­ham, Cathaoir­leach wel­comed every­one and Joan O’Flynn, Pres­i­dent of Cu­mann Camo­gaiochta na nGael ad­dressed the meet­ing. Also in at­ten­dance were Liam O’Neill, Chair­man, Na­tional Games De­vel­op­ment Com­mit­tee and Michael Martin, GAA Pri­mary Level Co­or­di­na­tor.

Af­ter com­pre­hen­sive re­ports from all the of­fi­cers, there fol­lowed some lively de­bate. Suf­fice to say every­one left with a sim­i­lar goal and that was to pro­mote Gaelic games to all chil­dren who wish to play them in a fun and ac­tive way. That is max­i­mum par­tic­i­pa­tion in as many games as pos­si­ble.

Two of­fi­cers of the Coiste Nai­si­unta re­signed from their po­si­tions, namely the De­vel­op­ment Of­fi­cer Richard Bowles and Wick­low’s Ciaran Byrne as PRO. Both men were highly praised for their ded­i­ca­tion and ex­cel­lent hard work. Jim Fen­nelly (Cill Chan­naigh) was elected as the new De­vel­op­ment Of­fi­cer and Eoin O’Cinneide (Uibh Fhaile) as PRO. All del­e­gates in at­ten­dance were pre­sented with an ex­cel­lent book­let that Ciaran Byrne played a big part in com­pil­ing.

Wick­low’s pres­ence was very much brought to the fore with many pho­to­graphs in­cluded such as Mick O’Dwyer’s vis­its to the schools on 125 day and Trath na gCeist win­ners, to men­tion a few. Ciaran’s tire­less work in the pro­mo­tion Gaelic games through Cu­mann na mBun­scol must not go un­men­tioned as it has been tremendous. All in all it was a most suc­cess­ful event and a mem­o­rable one for the Gar­den County!

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