The Kilkenny GAA Annual Convention too place last Thursday (Dec 14th) in O'Loughlin Gaels GAA Club.
The 2017 County Convention takes place in O'Loughlin Gaels on Monday evening next at 7.30.
Has been postponed to Thursday night at 7.30pm
The Convention will see several changes in Officer positions under the GAA's 5 year rule. Chairman Ned Quinn, Secretary Jimmy Walsh, Vice Chairperson Conor Denieffe, PRO Seamus Reade and Development Officer Val Malone all step down from their current roles.
Click on Read More below for Secretary Jimmy Walsh's comprehensive report and the nominations for 2018 Officer positions. The Convention will also hear the financial report from Treasurer Barry Hickey which will show a surplus income over expenditure of 183k before loan repayments of 120k.
The draws for the 2018 League/Championships will also take place at Convention.
The 2016 annual convention was held on Thursday night with approximately 150 attending. Chairman of O'Loughlin Gaels, Brian Murphy, welcomed delegates to Convention and wished all well for the business in hand.
Secretary's Report, Treasurer's Report and Sub-committee reports were all dealt with. Click on Read More below for more details. The draws for the 2017 senior, intermediate and junior leagues were all made during convention.
December is Convention month in Kilkenny and the season kicked off with Bord na nOg last Thursday night. This Monday night it will be the turn of Football Board also in Nowlan Park at 8pm. The Handball Board meet on Wednesday 7th in Nowlan Park. Then on the following Monday Dec 12th The North Convention takes place in Nowlan Park and the South in Mullinavat GAA on Tuesday 13th. [Please note change of date for South Convention] The County Convention takes place on Thursday 15th December in O'Loughlin Gaels. Clubs are encouraged to ensure that they are represented at all these important gatherings.
Click on Read More below for report on Bord na nOg Convention
The annual Kilkenny GAA Convention was held in O'Loughlin Gaels GAA Club on Thursday 15th December. Delegates reflected on a successful year for the county with the highlight being the All Ireland victory over Tipperary. Chairman Paul Kinsella gave a wide ranging address while County Secretary Ned Quinn's annual report dealt comprehensively with all aspects of Kilkenny GAA. Treasurer Barry Hickey reported the good news that the county finances remain in good shape despite the economic downturn. To read the secretary's report click on read more.