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PRO Notes 17/01/2021
Date:  18/01/2021
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Coolaney/Mullinabreena Club AGM 2021

The Club held its first on-line AGM via Zoom platform on Sunday last Jan. 10th. The meeting was very well attended. In brief, the reports of the evening detailed a very positive look back on a very difficult 2020 where the club managed to pull through, despite some very challenging hurdles. The year was dominated, of course, by the pandemic and it’s a credit to all involved in the Club that we still managed to provide a crucial service to our community given the testing circumstances.

Chairperson, Ollie Lee commended all involved in the Club during the year from sponsors to players, coaches, officers, parents and supporters. He remarked on the considerable achievement in getting through 2020. Great effort was again given to providing hours of coaching to our large membership of players, youth and adult. We also managed to deliver significant improvements to our facility at Nace O’Dowd Park through an extensive car park extension and associated works. He expressed a huge pride in being involved in such a great club with great volunteers and asked for renewed commitment again for what promises to be a challenging 2021.

Sympathy was expressed to all the recently bereaved families of the Club with special mention for former Chairperson, the late Fr. Paddy Kilcoyne. Fr. Paddy was a loyal and unconditional supporter of the Club ever since his tenure and supported us through all our events and fundraisers. Ar dheis Dé go raibh said go leir.

Best wishes and health for 2021 were extended to everybody on behalf of the Executive of the Club. An e-copy of the AGM booklet is available by contacting Club Chairperson Ollie Lee (ollielee@hotmail.com).

Club Executive 2021

President: Jack Devaney, Chairperson: Ollie Lee, Vice Chairperson: TBF, Secretary: Eugene Henry, Assistant Secretary: Leo Coleman, Treasurer: Brendan Kivlehan, Assistant Treasurer: David Hosey, Coaching Officer: Padraig McGourty, PRO: Rose Maloney Quinn
Joint PRO: TBF, National Schools’ Coordinators: Padraig McGourty & John Marren, Insurance Officer: Shane O’Brien, Children’s Officer: Caroline Coleman, IT Officer: David Hosey, Registrar: Shane O’Brien, County Board Delegate: John Brennan, Strategic Plan Coordinator: Padraig McGourty

Club Meeting
Next Club Meeting will take place on Monday 25 January by zoom meeting at 9.00pm. All are welcome. If you would like to attend please contact Eugene Henry 087 2447098 or Ollie Lee 087 7981827.

Volunteers & Underage Coaches 
As a new GAA season begins, the Club would like to appeal for Volunteers & Underage Coaches to support the Clubs activities during 2021. If you would like to be involved please contact a committee member, phone details are available on our website –
www.coolaneymullinabreena.com
Thank you.

Healthy Club Initiative 
Our Healthy Club Initiative work continues with “Lights on our Track” at Nace O’Dowd Park from 7pm - 9pm every Tues & Thurs. This initiative was developed to benefit those working day hours or unable to avail of the facilities during the day. Thank you to all the sponsors and volunteers who make this possible.
We realise that people need now, more than ever, to keep active and healthy. Our track is open every day for all to use within 5km. Please remember to adhere to all guidelines. A one- way system in place. No group walking except within one’s family unit. Physical distancing is in place at all times. Stay within your 5km.

 “Every Step Counts’ Challenge”.
Club are delighted to be participating in the “Every Step Counts’ Challenge”.  We’ve had a brilliant response so far and
already surpassed the 500km mark on our steps challenge. Well done to all and keep up the good work. Please note: We will be running our own prize draw for all who register. More details on this challenge and coverage on the Clubs Social Media Platforms.

“Ear to the Ground”
Club were delighted and proud to watch our valued Clubman and player Daniel Davey featured on “Ear to the Ground” last week. The programme showcased his career in Nutrition, working with Dublin GAA, his home farm in Chaffpool and our club. The filming included idyllic countryside of Chaffpool and also featured both his parents. Peter & Eileen Davey. There was great coverage of the Junior B Final. The programme is available to watch on RTE Player. If you like more information on Daniels company please see his
www.daveynutrition.com or facebook page Davey Nutrition.

Achonry Farmers Market
Given the very high prevalence of Covid-19 Achonry Farmers Market will remain closed for January. The Market Committee will review the situation at end of January and post an update.

Chris McDonagh and CMD Group
Our Club would like to thank Chris McDonagh and CMD Group most sincerely for their continued support as our main sponsor during 2020. Their loyalty to our Club, in a difficult period for businesses everywhere, is very much appreciated and acknowledged as a significant boost in helping the club survive this past year. Míle Buíochas.

Thank you
Clubs PRO would like to thank everyone who contributed notes, photos, information and supported the role during 2020. A special word of thanks to all who helped with the archive section during the first lock down phase in 2020. Please continue to send in anything you wish  to be included in the clubs notes to
rosequinn.ire@gmail.com or contact Rose Maloney Quinn 0864658877

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