As you were in Ross District
IT WAS a case of as you were at the New Ross District G.A.A. annual general meeting in Taghmon on Wednesday.
All outgoing officers were re-appointed at the well-attended meeting which means that Denis Nolan remains as Chairman while P.J. O’Farrell is still Secretary.
The Geraldine O’Hanrahans club had the honour of choosing the President for the coming year and their choice, Monsignor Joe McGrath, proved to be a very popular one.
Denis Nolan congratulated all clubs which won county titles during 2017 and paid a special tribute to the St. Mogue’s hurlers who are still in the hunt for an All-Ireland title.
Nolan also commended the Geraldine O’Hanrahans on their double success at Under-21 level in the District, and he a hoped that the club would build on this success in the coming years.
P.J. O’Farrell reflected on a year in the District when a total of 75 games were played in all competitions. He thanked the clubs for their co-operation and said that all fixtures ran smoothly.
Lizzie Kent was present in her capacity as Health and Wellbeing Officer for the New Ross area of the G.A.A., and she encouraged all clubs to appoint such an officer within their own clubs. She explained that the purpose of this officer is to ensure that the club is a healthier place for everyone to enjoy by communicating the good work that clubs do and promoting healthier lifestyles.
County Chairman, Derek Kent, was full of praise for the New Ross District and the work that was being done to promote the games in the area. He wished all clubs well for 2018 and said he was already looking forward to the Ross District annual awards night on February 24.
Other officers to be re-appointed were Pat Walsh as Vice-Chairman, Michael Wallace as Assistant Secretary, Michael Bowe and John Hanton as joint Treasurers, and Paudie Foran as P.R.O.