Referees AGM held in Killeagh GAA Club

25 November, 2011

Referees Annual General Meeting was a frank but succesfull meeting


LAST Night was the Annual General Meeting of the East Cork 'Referee's Association' which was held in Killeagh GAA Club.
A decent turnout looked back at the year in Imokilly for referee's and the AGM was chaired by the Chairman of the East Cork Board Michael O'Brien who was assisted by the Secretary Cathal Mac Allistair and a number of issues were raised, such as the costs of travel to and from games with the price of petrol sky rocketing, the use of video clips of games at meetings to re-asses incidents on the field, the task of assessing referees, the issue of match fee's and the issue of match reports.
One unanimous vote from the top table and the floor was the congratulations for and the sad news that the referees administrator Tony Cody was stepping down after 30 years of service.
Tony a native of Kilkenny originally, but a stalwart of Dungourney GAA most of his life and a vibrant member of the East Cork Board and a member of the CCC of the Avondhu-Imokilly JHL Div 1, will be sorely missed and the praise rang out for this dedicated GAA man from all quarters.
On the election front, the outgoing Chairman of the Referees Committee John Hanley who is stepping down for health reasons will be replaced by Glanmires John Buckley and the outgoing Secretary from Aghada Cathal Mac Allistair was returned as Secretary.
On the field two games down for decision this weekend in Div 2 and Div 3 football leagues. At 5pm tomorrow evening the newly crowned East Cork junior B football champions Youghal will entertain Cobh at home in the East Cork division two football league semi final at Magniers Hill in Youghal, with the winners facing Dungourney in the final which will be played in either Youghal or Cobh.
Meanwhile in Rostellan at 6.30pm the East Cork division three football league final will take place between Aghada and Castlelyons. Aghada have home advantage after winning the toss and will look to the likes Tony Wall and Michael Gilroy to make the difference.
As for Castlelyons, Colm Spillane and Sean Kenny could be key players for them and the Castlelyons side who lost out to Youghal last Saturday in the East Cork junior B Football Championship Final, will have plenty players who are very capable on their day.
Finally just under six days to go to the launch of the new Tom Morrison book 'An Illustrated History of the GAA in East Cork 1924 – 2010' and anticipation is high ahead of the event. The launch takes place on next Wednesday the 30th of November at 8pm in Midleton GAA Club and all are welcome.


East Cork Div 2 Football League semi final, Youghal v Cobh, 5pm Magniers Hill.
East Cork Div 3 Football League Final, Aghada v Castlelyons ,6.30pm Rostellan, Michael Walsh.