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13 January 2016

The Annual General Meeting of Aghaderg  GAC  and Ballyvarley HC
took place over two sessions before the Christmas break.

The outgoing Chairman, Kieran Lennon in his address thanked first the coaches who had coached Aghaderg and Ballyvarley teams in each of the three field games and at all levels from U-10 to Senior.
He noted a number of highlights of 2015 which included:
Hosting of the National Feile in Camogie,
Cul Camp,
Publication of The History of Hurling in Ballyvarley.
Kieran announced that he was stepping down after two years and wished his successor and the incoming committee a successful year on all fronts.

In the secretary’s report, Gerard O’Neill outlined a busy season including
Football (Senior and Under-age),
Hurling (Senior and Under-age),
Hurling History Project,
Cul Camp,
Youth Club,
Fund Raising,
Social Activities,
Hall and Field Maintenance.

A very detailed Treasurer’s report was presented by Donal Moran.
The figures show the club to be in a healthy financial position and free of debt.
The treasurer pointed out, however, that the club benefitted from a number of one off events that may not be repeated e.g
Jigs & Reels,
Banbridge Council Grant and
Mark's Big Breakfast.

Committee and officers for 2016. 
Bertie Leckey.
Chairman: PatMcGrath.
Vice Chairman: Conor Grew.
Secretary: Gerard O’Neill.
Assistant Secretary:  Aidan Hegarty.
Treasurer: Donal Moran. 
Registrar: Kevin O’Neill.
County Board Rep:
  Francis McGrath.
Camogie Board Rep: Dolores Canniford.
Health and Safety Officer: Kieran Lennon.
Children's Officer: Colum Conway.
PRO:  Seamus McGrath.

Committee members:
Peter McConville , Brendan Donald, Cathy Devine,
Deirdrie McGrath, Ciaran Donald Thomas Lennon, Paula Cairns , Seamus
Lennon, Michael Sands, Martin Donnelly.

The Chairman in his opening remarks outlined a number of medium and long term objectives centred around the establishment of a juvenile development committee, a coaching and games development committee and a strategic development committee tasked with creating a three year development plan - a roadmap for the future.

However the chairman emphasised that his immediate priority concerned the senior teams in both codes and he aimed to help re-energise team management and team panels to ensure that they would be as competitive as possible in their respective  leagues and championships in 2016.