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Hurling Club A.G.M - The A.G.M.of Tullaroan Hurling club took place in the Tullaroan community centre on Friday 11th January.

Hurling Club A.G.M - The A.G.M.of Tullaroan Hurling club took place in the Tullaroan community centre on Friday 11th January.

Chairman Dick Walshe opened the meeting by welcoming everyone. Again it was a tough year at senior level despite avoiding relegation. Dick announced that Declan Connolly would be returning as manager for a 2nd year picking his own selectors. On the junior front the club did reasonably well, but he thought playing in the junior A grade would be more beneficial for the club..

The chairman then thanked all the selectors, managers and players of the various teams adding that we need as many players as possible in the field to make training sessions worthwhile. Also thanks to our physio. Frankie Hennessy and first aid team of John Cuddihy, Peter Holland and Edward Holland.

Chairman then spoke about the Bord na NÓg section of the club who had a great year. The minor team won the league and championship, the U16s won the roinn B championship, U14s won the shield final.. Based on these results the future looks bright for the club. Well done to the officers, managers, selectors and parents of the various teams. He said it was great to see the field full of boys and girls of different ages during the summer playing gaelic games.

He then thanked school principal Ms Breda Holmes for her continuing support for gaelic games within the school, where the boys won their first roinn D hurling county final and the girls won the football championship.

Chairman then congratulated Tommy Walsh on winning his 8th All Ireland being part of the greatest Kilkenny team of all time. Tommy has given great joy to Tullaroan people over the last 10 years and hopefully this will continue for many years to come.

Chairman then spoke about finance. This is a major worry for the club as they showed a loss on their trading accounts for 2012. This would have to be addressed and he suggested we need a very strong and active finance committee up and running immediately.

The chairman pointed out that the main pitch in unplayable at present which needs to be addressed and this pitch will be out of action until around the end of May 2013.

Dick then thanked Pete Lawry for his brilliant work in the sports grounds and welcomed Jason Kelly who starts on Monday.

In conclusion Dick said he has been at the top table since 1992 as both treasurer and chairman and felt it was time for someone new to guide this great club for the next few years.

Secretary Donnie Hogan then gave a detailed report of the happenings of the previous season. He complimented all the managers, selectors and players of the various teams for all their work and commitment during the year. He congratulated Tommy Walsh on his brilliant achievements also to Bord na NÓg for their fantastic year. He concluded by thanking his fellow officers and wishing the club the best for 2013.

Edward Holland, Treasurer gave a detailed account of the finances for 2012.

James Moore then spoke on behalf of the development association . He suggested a joint fundraiser involving all the different clubs. This involved selling approx 250 tickets at €200 each including the hurlers Co. Op. draw tickets. He pointed out that the loan balance for the development in the sports grounds now stands at €103,000.00.

Election of officers

President: Dick Walsh, The Church,

Patron: Fr. Patsy Guilfoyle, P.P. Tullaroan.

Vice Presidents – Eamonn Holland, Milo Moore, Dan Hogan, Danny Norton, Bill Hennessy, Joe Hennessy, Billy Fitzgerald, Joe Molloy, Jack Keoghan, Fr Michael Keoghan, Chris Maher, Jim Coogan, Gerry Dunne.

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Club Officers

Chairman: Dick Walsh.

Vice Chairman: John Cuddihy.

Secretary; Donnie Hogan

Assistant Secretary: Richie Cleere.

Treasurer: John Connolly.

Assistant Treasurer; Edward Holland.

Safety Officer: Richie Cleere.

Youth Officer: Liam Keoghan.

Club Trustees – Eugene Walsh Tom Gaffney, Gerry Doheny, Michael Delaney, Pat Dunphy

Co Board Delegate: Michael Walsh.

North Board Delegate: John Hall.

Senior team management: Declan Connolly and his selectors.

Junior team :Michael Walsh, Matty Butler and John Hall.

Senior Captain; Michael Maher

Vice Capt Paddy Campion.

Junior Capt John Maher

Vice Junior Capt:Josh Moore.

U21 Captain: Gavin Joyce.

The patron Fr. P. Guilfoyle led the prayer for all members of the club who died during the year.

Tullaroan Active Retirement Association - The group will meet on Wednesday 23rd January at 2pm in the community centre. All are welcome especially new members.

Football - The Tullaroan minor football team went under to The Emeralds, Urlingford in the U21 county final held at the Tullaroan sports grounds on Sunday last.

The Year of Faith - At the recent meeting of the Tullaroan Parish Pastoral Council it was decided to hold various events during this year of faith. This will encourage all of us to deepen our faith. More details will be announced nearer the events.

North Kilkenny Hunt - There was a large gathering for the north Kilkenny hunt outing held at Tullaroan on Sunday last.

Christmas Offerings - Fr. P. Guilfoyle P.P. would like to say a sincere thanks to all who contributed to the Christmas offerings for the support of the Priest.

Juvenile Camogie Annual General Meeting - The juvenile section of the Tullaroan Camogie Club held their annual general meeting on Friday last.

The chairperson Mary Holland addressed the meeting and thanked everyone for their help throughout the year.

Chairperson for the coming year Fiona Hall, Secretary Vincent Guthrie, Treasurer Steve McCabe.

Spin And Win - Vincent Guthrie was the lucky winner of €90.00 in the spin and win held at Connolly’s lounge on Saturday last. The jackpot now stands at €900.00.

Scoil Ruadháin - Parents with children due to start school in September 2013 are asked to contact the school before 31st January. Registrations forms are now available.