At a meeting of the club's executive held in The Clubhouse in Springfield last Friday night. Ned Moore was ratified as the Mullingar Shamrocks senior team manager for 2018.
Ned previously managed the club in 2008 but acted as a selector with Bernard Flynn in 2016 when as manager of the club's Division 3 team he secured promotion to Division 2 and led the junior team to the championship semi-final and a narrow defeat to Multyfarnham. Since 2008 Ned has managed St. Mary's, Rochfortbridge, Carrickedmond (Longford), Croghan (Offaly), Na Fianna (Meath) and most recently Bunbrosna who went within a very late pointed free-kick of eliminating eventual champions St Mary's, Rochfortbridge from the championship at the semi-final stage.
Ned is joined in his management team by Enda Monaghan as his skills coach. Enda is a teacher at St. Patrick's, Navan where he has been involved in the management of the school's senior team for some time and led them to a Leinster title in 2013 but were eventually defeated by St Patrick's, Maghera In the All-Ireland final. Enda is a former Mullingar Shamrocks player and is one of a rare group of players in the club with a complete collection of Westmeath under-age medals and was full-back on the Shamrocks minor team that won the county title in 2003 and 2004, captaining the team on the latter occasion.
Gerry Nohilly is the third member of the management team. Gerry, a former club secretary, won senior championship medals with Mullingar Shamrocks in 1986 and 1987 and was team manager in 1995 when Shamrocks won the senior title.
The Division 5 and junior teams will be managed by Barry Maguire and Gary Corroon with a current minor selector to be nominated.
Ross Brady and Barry Maguire will act as co-ordinators and logistic managers.
We wish them the best in what will be a crucial year for the club. We labour under no illusion of greatness.
The Late Eamon Kilmartin.
Mullingar Shamrocks GAA Club expresses sincere sympathy to the family of the late Eamon Kilmartin, Mount Lynn, Mullingar and especially to his wife Marguerite, son Andrew, daughter Rebecca, brother Paul and sisters Mary, Martha and Bernie and to members of the extended Kilmartin family. Rebecca plays Ladies Gaelic Football for Mullingar Shamrocks.
New Men at the Helm
The Mullingar Shamrocks Club would like to offer its best wishes to the new officers of the Westmeath County Board who were appointed to their demanding duties at the Annual Convention held in Tyrrellspass on Saturday evening and especially to Billy Foley and Pat Reilly who occupy the two key executive positions. The club also offers its thanks to Sean Sheridan, James Savage and Joe Martin for their years of dedicated service to the county's GAA clubs. Joe Martin has served on the executive since 1986, the year that Shamrocks won the first of 7 county senior titles over the decade.
Ideal Christmas Present
On the Ball, will take place on 20 January 2018. Joe Brolly, Dessie Dolan, Bernard Flynn and Conor's Sketches will entertain with an evening of GAA discussion and craic and a little controversy. Derek McGrath has been added to the list of opinionated GAA personalities who will take the stage at the Greville Arms Hotel. Tickets are available at €20 each and are available from any committee member. They are flying out the door and are the ideal Christmas present for the GAA man or woman in your life.
A very happy Christmas to all our players, officials, selectors, supporters, sponsors, Bingo players and friends at home and abroad and best wishes for 2018 from the Adult, Under-Age, Ladies Gaelic Football Adult and Under Age, Gaelic4Mothers and Others, Scór, Fitness Centre and Astro-Turf sections of the Club.
Mullingar Shamrocks Club wishes to thank the various media outlets for their coverage of the club's activities in the weekly notes. The traditional outlets of the local newspapers are still a very important source of information for many supporters so thanks to the Westmeath Examiner and the Westmeath Topic for publishing the weekly notes and to the Hogan Stand for its internet coverage.