Colemanstown United FC AGM 2020

Our club AGM was held in the clubhouse yesterday evening whilst observing social distancing rules. It was by no means a record breaking crowd but a nice attendance nonetheless and a few welcome new faces too. Due to the 2019/2020 season being declared void as a result of Covid-19 our meticulously prepared financial reports didn’t reflect a full seasons activity. There were excellent detailed reports presented by all team managers, all of whom incorporated the development of the players together with football matters while all managers appreciated the efforts of their players over a short season. The level of participation by all team managers present created an interesting audience which was a pleasure to be seen at our AGM. Teams were finalised for the forthcoming season.

Girls soccer was mentioned in detail and the aspiration to strive to become a 50/50 club while the U12 girls team were amongst those highly commended. In their first competitive year they were runners up in the Cup Final while just one win away from potentially winning the league with only 1 game remaining.

We are thankful to our many sponsors who were duly mentioned as well as The Burke Family, Colemanstown, Ballymac Hall Committee & Porter Cooling Services who deserve special mention.

The Executive committee spoke of the current energy and enthusiasm within the club with new approaches to campaigns and out-of-the-box ideas for social media publicity. For this we thank Johnny Lally, Laura Parker & Jason Finn who will continue to assume this role.

Reflecting on the clubs steady progress to date and the reforms which have already taken place, there remains much networking and work yet to do to commence plans on the proposed Astro & playground for which government funding has already been approved.

The following officers were elected for this coming season: Chairman: Adrian Burke. Secretary: Martina Donnellan. Joint Treasurers: Orla McCaffrey/ Kenny Duane. Director of Football: Rob Parker. Fixtures Secretary: Johnny Lally. Facilities Manager: Tony Kenny. Social Media Team: Johnny Lally, Laura Parker & Jason Finn.

All present enjoyed some light refreshments after the meeting concluded. We wish the incoming committee & all our teams a rewarding and enjoyable season ahead.