County Committee Report – 02/02/2021

The County Committee met on Tuesday February 2nd. County Chairman Marc Sheehan welcomed everyone to the online meeting , held on the Microsoft Teams platform, where there was in excess of 160 people in attendance. The minutes of the previous meeting, January 12th were proposed and seconded. In relation to matters arising from the minutes, the Chairman was happy to confirm that the Cork GAA match passes would be re-instated for board delegates.

On the matter of correspondence received, the Runaí said that disciplinary notice had been received from the Ard Stiúrthóir and this was being given due consideration.

Correspondence had also been received from several club and delegates. Sean O’ Neill (Castlehaven) asked would 2020 finals be played before 2021 championship and the Runaí said that would be the plan. Clonakilty asked about start dates for the leagues and it was said the that was under review and the Vice – Chairperson would discuss it more. Cloughduv asked when club training could resume and the Runai said it would be after county teams had resumed but that county teams were classified as elite.

Blackrock asked about county final winner medals being available and the Runai said that was under review and that the medals would go to tender.

Inniscarra asked about the playing of the County under 20 hurling championship. The Runai said no decision had been made as to when it would be played this year.

Courcey Rovers asked if the county championship would be at under 21 or under 20 and the Runai said Under 21.

The Chairman confirmed the management teams for both the Minor football (for 2 years) and minor hurling for 1 year), The Chairman wished them every success during their terms.

The Chairperson raised the upcoming Rebels Bounty draw. He said there was 7 weeks to go and that the support committee were engaging very actively with clubs. There was allot of work being done and he asked clubs to process the tickets early.

The Runai said the support committee had decided that only persons names would be allowed on the ticket. Direct debits will run on February 12th. He said all members of previous draw will transfer to the new draw. It is the responsible of the club to have the draws up to date.

The January progress report was proposed and seconded

A CCC report was given by County Vice – Chairperson Pat Horgan. He said the fixtures might have to go back a few weeks, but we should have the sufficient 14 weeks to run off the 2021 Championships and to play the 2020 Championships before that. Pat said Championships draws would be done when resumption of training is announced. Pat said it had planned to play league finals 2 weeks before championship, but league finals might have to be played at the end of the year. The Vice – Chairman concluded by saying the CCC are continuing to meet and will meet on Wednesday to discuss independent teams.

The Runai said all transfers apart from 4 had been approved and the 4 transfers were given.

Munster council delegate Ger Lane gave a report on the last Munster Council meeting held along with a report from the Munster convention which was held recently. Michael Byrne spoke in relation to Munster council grants and while there no grants given out in 2020 and unlikely in 2021, clubs should keep all their receipts for application on a later date

Central council delegate Tracey Kennedy gave a report from the last central council meeting.

The Runai said an application had been made for a derogation in relation to the awarding of league points in the County leagues, and also to allow plyers from Under 17 to play at under 21

In relation to the GAA Annual Congress a briefing will be held on Wednesday for the County Chairpersons and Secretaries and a special county board meeting will be held on February 16th to deal with the motions.

The Chairman congratulated Blake Murphy (St Vincent’s) on being selected on the Eirgrid top 20 performers from the Under 20 football championship form last year.

The Chairman wished a speedy recovery to Brid Stack following her recent injury in Australia. The Chairman thanked the IT Officer Terry Brady for his help in hosting the meeting and his continuing hard work.

Development officer Noel O’ Callaghan spoke about a seminar on sports capital grants next Monday February 8th and that details would be sent to all club secretaries.

Liam O’ Laochdha advised that a Webinar organised by Coiste na Gaeilge on the role of the Oifigeach Gaeilge sa Chlub was scheduled to take place on Feb 16th at 7pm.

The votes of sympathy were read out and the Chairman took the opportunity to pay tribute to Eamonn Ryan RIP.

The next county committee would be held on Tuesday February 16th to discuss the congress motion and the next regular meeting of the county committee would be held on Tuesday March 2nd.