The 2017 Convention opened with Secretary Jimmy Walsh providing a comprehensive report on this years GAA activities both on and off the field, Jimmy acknowledged in what was his final report as Secretary all those including fellow officers and his family who had worked with him in his time as Secretary.
A detailed report from Treasurer Barry Hickey outlined the finances of the Board, all which point to a very healthy position, with a good surplus reported once again this year. The note of caution as always is that this position must be maintained in the years ahead.
Outgoing Chairman Ned Quinn gave an extensive report to convention on the year and spoke passionately about his years as Chairman and his involvement with all aspects of the county board, again thanking all those he had worked with and he wished all the new officers well. There was sustained applause and a standing ovation from all present to acknowledge the huge role Ned Quinn has played in the county.
The election of officers saw the following officers elected for the upcoming year:
Chairperson: Jimmy Walsh
Vice-Chairperson: P J Kenny
Secretary: Conor Denieffe
Treasurer: Barry Hickey
Development Officer: Seamus Reade
PRO: Paul Fitzgerald
Coaching Officer: Pat Tynan
Oifigeach Gaeilge: Seán Breathnach
Central Council Rep: Ned Quinn
Leinster Council Reps: Willie Dempsey and Jim Fennelly
Delegates to Leinster Conv: Pat Henderson and Seamus Reade
Delegates to Congress: Barry Hickey and Ned Quinn
The Draws for the 2018 League were also completed on the night:
Group A: Ballyhale Shamrocks, Erins Own, O’Loughlins Gaels, Danesfort, Bennettsbridge, Rower Inistioge
Group B: Dicksboro, James Stephens, St Patricks, Clara, Mullinavat, Carrickshock
Group A: Graigue Ballycallan, Glenmore, St Lachtain’s, Tullaroan, Tullogher Rosbercon, Thomastown
Group B: Mooncoin, St Martin’s, Lisdowney, Fenians, John Lockes, Young Irelands
Group A: Barrow Rangers, Conahy Shamrocks, Windgap, Emeralds, Piltown, Dunnamaggin
Group B: Cloneen, Graignamanagh, Galmoy, Slieverue, Blacks and Whites, Kilmacow