Thursday, May 6, 2010

Ballymore Ladies GFC

Ballymore Ladies held their Annual General Meeting in January. Outgoing Chairperson Jacinta O’Rourke opened the meeting by thanking Caroline for the Agenda and welcoming everyone who came along.
Jacinta then thanked John Hubbard for his contribution and hard work as part of the management team over the last few years. John has decided that it is time to freshen things up (on the team, not himself!) and it will also give his 4 girls a break! John said he had enjoyed his 3 years with the club and felt the best football had been played in the last year. John will stay involved with the juveniles. He thanked Simon and Joe for their support and said the future would be bright for the Ladies.
Jacinta O’Rourke (Chairperson) and Bid Meade (Treasurer) were also thanked for everything they’ve done for the club over the years. Jacinta said they’d enjoyed their time with the Ladies and wished the club all the best for the coming season.
Johnny Murphy, Chairperson of Ballymore GFC, thanked Caroline Deegan for making the last Bag Packing fundraising event such a success. He explained that they had elected a new senior committee with 3 of the ladies (Dawn, Lesley and Aisling) being a part of it. He hopes that all the clubs will work together and is planning to organise a monthly meeting to ensure this happens. He wished the girls well in the new season and hopes the silverware will come for the Ladies.
Although there was no cup brought home last season, there were many improvements on and off the pitch. Congratulations were offered to all involved in the Camel Night, where the proceeds went to Crumlin Children’s Hospital. It is hoped to have another one during 2010.
Ballymore Ladies Committee 2010
Chairperson Aisling Rigney
Vice-Chairperson Jackie Smith
Treasurer(s) Anne-Marie Gorman and Aisling Hubbard
Secretary Caroline Deegan
Vice-Secretary\Registrar Stacey Balfe
PRO(s) Deirdre Hackett and Michelle Hubbard
County Board Delegates Louise Tutty and Jackie Smith
Fundraising Committee Aisling, Lesley, Anne-Marie, Sheena, Dawn, Steph and Stacey
Management Team Simon Murphy and Joe Piggott

Awards Night
The Awards night will be held on Saturday 6th March in the Thatch starting at 9pm. The Ladies who have been nominated for awards will be presented with them and there will be a dj. With no matches for another while we look forward to seeing all you all there for a good night.

Last Man Standing
Last Man Standing is returning. It will start on the weekend of March 5th. Contact any team or committee members before this date to participate. It is 10euro to enter with the possibility of winning 500euro.

Training is every Monday and Wednesday. The Ladies will be improving their fitness with 6 weeks of aerobics on Monday’s at 9pm in Naas. Wednesday training is at 8pm up on the pitch. The Ladies are also doing a run in Punchestown on Saturday mornings at 10am. The club are looking for new players so if you’re 14 or more (we’ve no max age limit!) please call up to a training session or get in touch with a club member.

A number of the team are also playing college football. Michelle Hubbard is playing for Froebal College Senior Ladies Team, Marilena Norton is playing for Waterford IT and Fran and Louise Burke are playing for Tallaght IT. Best of luck to all.

Thank you to all out going committee members for your invaluable contribution to the club. Best wishes to the new committee and to those remaining on. We know you will carry on the hard work of last year’s committee. Thanks to our out-going PRO Sharon O’Donoghue for extending her PRO duties into this year. We really appreciate your contribution!

Deirdre & Michelle
Ballymore Ladies GFC PROs

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