Kilmaley Camogie club held their 31st AGM last weekend. All officers of 2014 were returned unanimously for an additional year except treasurer, Martin O Halloran, who stepped down due to work commitments.
Club secretary Donal Hurley gave an extensive report of the clubs activities and some of the highlights of the year included the club winning two major championships, the senior championship for the 4th time and the Division 1 Féile for the first time in 30 years.
Hurley spoke of the importance of the underage setup and comended the club’s work in the Camog Óg Nursery, which was established in March. Currently the nursery has 37 girls ages 5-8 in attendence. Pat Foudy and Daughter came on board and sponsored a set of Jerseys for this age group, this was much appreciated by the club.
There was a total of 13 teams lining out for the club and a huge effort was put in by the players, coaches and parents at all levels. Extensive reports were given by all of their coaches, and they praised all the players for the great displays of camogie and the overall improvement in their camogie skills over the season.
The U14s capturing the Feile title in May was a tremendous achivement for the club, as it was 1984 when Kilmaley last won the title. During this year’s competition Kilmaley won their games against the champions of Tipperary and Cork, and they were eventually defeated by Lucan Sarsfields in the semi-final.The Senior girls, captained by Claire McMahon brought back the senior title for the 4th time in the history of the club.
Niamh O Dea and Claire McMahon were both nominated for All-Stars for the second year in a row. Kilmaley camogie has seven players in the Clare Senior panel and also had players in the Clare U18, U16, U15, U14 and Primary Game Camogie. Kilmaley had one hundred and seventy four registered members for 2014.
As the club looks forward to 2015, they are currently seeking parents/mentors to become involved with coaching a number of teams. The involvement of parents in the club is an important part of its success and strenght into the future. The club is also seeking sponsorship for a number of its under age teams, mainly the U14s and U18s for the coming season. Sunday December 14th sees Kilmaley Camogie Club hold its annual Christmas Bake Sale.
Kilmaley Camogie Club Officers for 2015
Honary President: Jimmy Hennessy
Chairperson: Martin Glynn
Vice Chair: Anne McMahon (Connolly)
Secretary: Donal Hurley
Asst Secretary: To be filled
Treasurer: To be filled
Registrar: Samantha Coote
PRO: Anne McMahon
Child Protection Officer: Toni Pyne
Go Games Officer: To be filled
Delegates to Co.Board: Pat Lynch, Tom O Halloran, Martin Glynn
Fixtures and Referees Committee: Mary Griffey.