Monaghan County convention

December 11, 2017

Monaghan County convention saw accounts for the year just ended showing a surplus of some €63,000 or a turnover of just short €3 million despite the fact that County teams expenses had increased by 19% to just over €640,000 on all County teams.

It was overall a quiet convention with no motions tabled for discussion and just one election, that of coaching officer.

County chairman Michael McMahon in his address concentrated mostly on domestic issues but highlighted the challenge that club fixtures and the whole question of hurling will pose in 2018.

The strongest comments on the night came from the children's officer John McArdle when he was highlighting issues surrounding child protection and how clubs in particular have to be increasingly vigilant to stamp out some of the issues like racism and bullying that are affecting our games and he called on everyone involved to be willing to stand up and be counted when they witnessed bad practice.

He was particularly scathing in his comments regarding the treatment of a County minor player, Andrew Woods who suffered serious facial injuries during an Ulster minor championship game against Cavan in the summer and spoke of how poorly the whole matter had been dealt with at a number of levels in the association.

Officers Elected: Chair: M McMahon, V Chair: D Flanagan, Sec: F Ward, Asst Sec: M Boyd, Treasurer: E Keenan, Asst. Treasurer: A McEntee, Central Council: P Sherry, Ulster Council (2): S McKenna, B Casey, PRO: N Duffy, Children's Officer: J McArdle, Culture & Irish: B McCooey, Dev. Officer: M Carroll, Coaching: J Connolly, Hurling: J McAndrew.

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