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131st Clonliffe Harriers AGM Report

The 131st Clonliffe Harriers AGM took place in the club bar on Tuesday March 7th.  It was a fairly well attended AGM which enjoyed lively contributions from the club’s members from the floor.

The meeting heard firstly an address from the club Honorary Secretary who outlined the healthy state of the club with continued growth in membership with current membership at in excess of 500. In particular there was a great expansion of the juvenile section and great credit is due to the work of juvenile captain Gladys Cooper and her team.  The Honorary Secretary also stated that the club had enjoyed outstanding athletic successes and that the meeting would hear from the various captains and that the club for the second successive year had been awarded by Athletics Ireland the Performance club of the year award.  He also stated that the club’s finances were healthy and that the meeting would hear further on that front from the Honorary Treasurer.  The Honorary Secretary went on to outline the administration of the club over the previous year, the various promotions conducted by the club and thanked all concerned for their assistance and dedication with the running of these various events and in particular the Morton Games and event which all members of Clonliffe Harriers should be justifiably proud of.  The Honorary Secretary also thanked the club’s sponsor Hireco and the many additional sponsors who sponsored various events throughout the year, he finally thanked the club’s athletes, the club’s coaches, the club’s officers and committee members.

The club captain Joe Cooper presented his report and outlined the outstanding success of the club’s athletes over the previous years. In summary these were:

Masters National Champions – Matt Slattery O/65 1st 100, 200 and 400.

National Indoor Champions – Ian Rogers 1st pole vault, Andrew Heaney 1st high jump.

National Track and Field Championships – Brian Gregan 1st 400, Rory Gunning 1st javelin, David Flynn 2nd 3000 SC, Declan Murray 2nd 800m, Niall Counihan 2nd triple jump, Chris Sibanda 3rd 100, Andri Mahon 3rd triple jump.

There had also been a national 5 mile track record set by Sergio Ciobanu of 24.13 and during the year a new club record by Rory Gunning in the javelin 63.24m and Keith Marks in the long jump 7.48.

National Track and Field Championships – Clonliffe 1st

National Junior Cross Country – Clonliffe 1st

National Novice Cross Country – Clonliffe 1st

National Intermediate Cross Country – Clonliffe 1s

National Marathon – Clonliffe 1s

National Half Marathon – Clonliffe 1st

National Indoor League Final 2017 – Clonliffe 1st

The Honorary Treasurer then presented his report and took the meeting through the club’s balance sheet and trading account and outlined a very healthy state of the club and paid tribute to all concerned who are involved in the collection of members subscriptions, also the various volunteers who assist with the club’s promotions and hosting of events all of which provide a very healthy stream of income for the club. He also thanked Noreen Keane for her work in connection with the club lottery and thereafter dealt with questions from the floor on the annual account.

The ladies captain presented her report and outlined the difficulties which had been experienced in fielding teams particularly for cross country events, she thanked the athletes who had competed for the club, all of whom had competed to the best of their ability. The highlights were Leah Bergin 2nd National U/23 Indoor 400, Aursa Jermubaskyte 2nd National Indoor triple jump and 3rd National Indoor long jump (club record).  Ciara McCallian had been selected to compete for Ireland in the 4 x 400 European Relay team and had also finished 3rd in the National 400 Track and Field Championships.  Aursa Jermubaskyte had finished 1st in the National Track and Field triple jump with a jump of 12.00m – a PB.  In September Greta Streimkyte finished 4th in the Rio Paralympic 1500 in a pb of 4.45.06.  In cross country the team finished 3rd in the Dublin Novice and 2nd in the Dublin Intermediate.

The juvenile captain presented her report on the juvenile section which had been a particularly busy year for the section with membership having grown in huge numbers, by way of illustration the U/12 group had in the order of 70 to 90 young athletes attending each session. The juvenile captain thanked the coaches and parents who had provided assistance and in particular she thanked the new coaches who had come into the group, Grahan Mahon, Leo Hession, Ulrich Neiberg and Yvonne Burke.  She also outlined that the club had instigated a new initiative which saw the club host a juvenile all medal open Meet which was an open track and field competition held in May and proved to be a very good success and it was hoped that this would continue to grow and would grow even more in the summer of 2017.  On the athletics field the highlights were the finishing 2nd of Sean O’Leary in the U/19 cross country and 3rd U/18 with the U/16 boys winning silver in 2016.  In track and field Craig Giles had won the National U/17 800 and finished 2nd in the 1500.  Sally Sumola had won U/13 long jump gold and silver in 80m, Caitlin O’Reilly U/16 silver in 100, Cian Bolger U/16 1500, Justina Gedvilas silver javelin, Jonas Norvasisus bronze shot putt and Sean Carrick U/19 gold 3000m.

The club president Paddy Marley then addressed the meeting, he took the members through the club’s annual promotions and thanked the various race directors of these promotions and thanked their teams and also the volunteers who had assisted and given freely and willingly of their time throughout. He also thanked Noreen Keane who looks after the club’s lotto, he thanked the club’s coaches and paid tribute to the extraordinary successes enjoyed by the club’s athletes under the various coaches. He paid tribute to all concerned with the winning by the club, for the second time, of the prestigious performance club of the year.   The President also thanked the club’s sponsors and in particular Hireco who had been the club’s sponsor now for over ten years and he thanked the various sponsors of events in the Morton Games and in the various road races hosted by the club.

The meeting elected the following officers and committee to serve the club:

  • President – Paddy Marley

    Honorary Secretary – Noel Guiden

    Honorary Treasurer – Eoin Murray

    Men’s Captain – Joe Cooper

    Ladies Captain – Pamela Cooper

    Committee Members: Caroline Tuite, Alan Worrall, Paddy Tuite

    The trustees were all re-elected: Johnny O’Leary, Maurice Ahern, Tommy Griffin Senior.

    The following Motions were passed: 1.“Believing National interclub Cross Country Championships to be deemed fair competition we propose that as with the National Track and Field Championships all competitors in National Cross Country Championships, save those National Cross Country Championships which are inter-county only, must wear their official club vests”.

  • 2. “That an athlete does not become a master athlete and eligible to compete in master competition until he or she reaches 40 years of age”.

Under Any Other Business the following were discussed:

The club lotto and the possibility of a direct debit – this to be considered by the incoming committee.

The current state of Irish athletics and performances at major championships.

The updating of the Club’s Constitution.

Eugene Coppinger on behalf of Dublin Marathon thanked Clonliffe for their involvement with the race series, he congratulated Joe Cooper for what was an incredible year in the club.

There was also a discussion concerning the lack of publicity and lack of promotion of the sport of athletics generally.

 

 

Reminder: Clonliffe AGM Tuesday March 7th

Reminder of upcoming AGM: the Clonliffe Harriers AC Annual General Meeting will take place in the Club Bar on Tuesday March 7th at 9.00pm sharp. Any Motions to the AGM must be in writing, and contain both the name of the proposer and seconder and must be with the Hon. Secretary by February 21st.

 

130th AGM Report

The Annual General Meeting of Clonliffe Harriers took place in the clubhouse last night, November 24th.  It was a well attended meeting which heard impressive reports from the three club captains on the outstanding successes enjoyed by Clonliffe athletes and teams over the course of the previous twelve months.

The Men’s Captain Joe Cooper outlined on a month by month basis the results achieved with the highlights on a team perspective being the regaining of the Men’s Senior Cross Country title last March in Rostrevor, Co. Down, the regaining of the National Track and Field league title in Tullamore in August and then the winning of the National Cross Country title again (following on the switch with the intercounties, the previous Sunday in Santry).   The captain also outlined the excellent individual performances by the clubs athletes and made mention of national titles being won by Dara Kervick, Brian Gregan, Ian Rogers and the 4 x 100 squad.

The Ladies Captain in addition to the results achieved by the teams focused on the continued growth in the Ladies Section of the club.  In the field of competition she highlighted the performances of the track and field team in finishing 3rd in the National League and in cross country the performances of the intermediate teams and she also outlined the successes enjoyed by the Meet and Train Group.  The Ladies Captain also welcomed the ‘signing’ this year of Ben Lawlor.

The Juvenile Captain also focused on the continued growth of the juvenile section paying tribute to the coaches who assist: Gerry Carr, Mick Fogarty, Noel Guiden, Bart Rogers and Ray Fitzsimons.  She outlined the successes of the juvenile athletes and paid tribute in particular to Hope Saunders who is moving from the juvenile into the junior ranks and over the course of the year had won the National Junior Cross Country title last March.  The meeting noted the performance of Hope in retaining that title in Santry the previous Sunday and the meeting paid a generous round of applause by way of appreciation.

Presentations were also heard from the club Honorary Secretary on the club’s promotions over the course of the year and from the Honorary Treasurer who took the meeting through the clubs account and outlined the healthy financial position of the club as a whole.

Paddy Marley in his President`s address thanked all who contributed over the previous twelve months to an amazing year in the life of Clonliffe Harriers, in particular he thanked the club members who had responded to all requests for assistance and highlighted in particular Sunday’s interclub cross country with the huge number of Clonliffe members who came out to assist pointing out that these events simply could not take place without the enthusiasm and dedication of all members of the club.  He also thanked all of the clubs coaches, the clubs sponsors and in particular Helen Flynn and Hireco, Colm Doran for his sponsorship of juvenile events, all of the sponsors for the various races over the year, the Grand Prix Series and all of the sponsors who became involved in Morton Games, he also thanked the individual club members who had become ‘Friends of Morton Games’ which had meant that the club was in a position to provide a top class international Meet which was possibly the highlight of the year.

The meeting elected the following Committee for 2016:

Honorary President – Paddy Marley

Honorary  Secretary – Noel Guiden

Honorary Treasurer – Eoin Murray

Club Captain – Joe Cooper

Ladies Captain – Pamela Cooper

Committee Members: Caroline Tuite, Stephen Harkness, Alan Worrall.

The meeting also re-elected unanimously the club’s trustees: John O’Leary, Maurice Ahern and Tommy Griffin Senior and the club’s vice presidents.

The meeting also passed the two Motions as follows:

“That in recognition of his achievements as coach to St. Aidan’s CBS and in particular his contribution to the juvenile section of Clonliffe Harriers that Alan O’Neill be made an honorary life member of Clonliffe Harriers A.C.”

“That the annual subscription for membership of Clonliffe Harriers A.C. be increased by the sum of €10.00 per category of membership”

Under the heading of any other business George Maybury on behalf of the Irish Masters Athletics Association thanked the club for its assistance with the hosting of the recent British and Irish Masters Cross Country International.

129th Clonliffe Harriers AGM Report

Last night’s 129th Annual General Meeting of Clonliffe Harriers A.C. was a well attended affair, possibly the biggest attendance at an AGM in at least the last five years.

The meeting heard reports delivered by the club’s officers with the three club captains reporting on the successes of the previous twelve months by Clonliffe athletes. The treasurer delivered his report outlining the healthy finances of the club, the honorary secretary delivered a report on the club’s activities over the past twelve months with particular emphasis on the clubs promotions including the Morton Games and Brother Clonliffe Schools Cross Country. The club president in his address paid tribute to the work carried out by the club’s officers and captains over the previous 12 months, to the committee and to the various individuals who had assisted the club in any way pointing out that with the various club activities that it was a huge undertaking and he thanked all concerned for their time and dedication to Clonliffe Harriers.

The AGM elected the following officers and committee members:

Honorary President: Paddy Marley

Honorary Secretary: Noel Guiden

Club Captain: Joe Cooper

Honorary Treasurer: Eoin Murray

Ladies Captain: Pamela Cooper

Committee Members: Noreen Keane, Caroline Tuite, Paddy Tuite

Trustees: Johnny O’Leary, Maurice Ahern, Tommy Griffin

Vice Presidents: Colm Brennan, Tommy Griffin, Johnny O’Leary, Paddy Marley, Maurice Ahern, Frances Mansfield, Noel Daly, Peter McDermott, Alec Sweeney.

The Committee brought four Motions to the AGM which were discussed and all four were passed unanimously by the members.

Clonliffe Harriers A.C. 128th AGM Report

The 128th Clonliffe Harriers AGM took place on Tuesday November 26th with a large attendance of senior members.

Honorary Secretary’s Address

Noel Guiden reported on the administration matters arising in respect of the club’s affairs over the previous twelve months and outlined the work which had been carried out by the various sub committees, he also advised the members of the representation of the club at Dublin County Board meetings and at Morton Stadium Management meetings, he stressed the necessity for club members to become more involved in the clubs affairs and encouraged members to make themselves available to come onto the various sub committees and to help out with the clubs race promotions. He thanked the President, Officers, Committee athletes and members for their endeavours throughout the course of the previous twelve months.

Club Captain’s Report

Joe Cooper reported on a mixed year where the Senior Men’s team had retained the National Senior Cross Country title but had failed to retain the National Track and Field title. He took the members through the highlights on a month by month basis throughout the course of the year and on conclusion thanked the athletes for their hard work and dedication, he thanked the committee for their backing throughout the past year and paid tribute to the clubs hardworking coaches.

Honorary Treasurers Report

Eoin Murray reported on a healthy financial set of accounts, he outlined that overall the club was in a healthy financial position and in particular he reported on a substantial increase in members subscriptions over the previous twelve months, he stressed the importance of the club members becoming involved in the various races wherein the club was providing stewards as this was a healthy source of Revenue. He then took the members through the club’s financial accounts for the previous twelve months and dealt with questions from the floor.

Ladies Captains Report

Pamela Cooper reported on the continued growth of the ladies section of the club, she outlined the excellent performances of the athletes over the previous year the standout performances included the winning by the ladies of the Dublin Cross Country Championship for the first time in over a decade, the team placing fifth in the National Track and Field Premier Division final and 3rd in the National Senior Cross Country, she also commented upon the individual performances of some of our athletes including Denise Byrne finishing 2nd in the National Track and Field Championships, Leah Moore 3rd in the National Track and Field 200 and 3rd in the National Track and Field indoor 60m and of course Sara McCormack winning team gold on the Irish European Cross Country team and winning team bronze on the Irish World Mountain running team. Finally she thanked the athletes coaches and paid particular tribute to Noreen Keane for organising the Ladies 50th Anniversary celebrations.

Juvenile Captains Report

Gladys Cooper reported on another successful year for the juvenile section with many excellent and promising performances far too numerous to mention, she reported on an increase in juvenile numbers to approximately 150 young athletes, she paid tribute to the coaches who help throughout the course of the year for their enthusiasm and commitment to the club’s young athletes and reported on a very successful trip to Wales in the early summer where 36 juveniles competed in a Track and Field Meet in Liverpool Harriers.

Presidents Address

Paddy Marley outlined the great work and commitment shown by the chairs of the club’s various sub committees including Tom Griffin for the Christmas Cracker 5K, Mick Kearney for the Clonliffe 2, Noel Guiden for the Brother Invitational Cross Country and Morton Games, Noreen Keane for looking after the Women’s 50th Anniversary, he also paid tribute to the work which was carried out by the club’s members in the hosting of various other events and in particular the European Team Championships in the Stadium and the National Inter Counties Cross Country. He paid tribute to the work carried out by the club’s captains, Joe Cooper, Gladys Cooper and Pamela Cooper and to the coaches, the club’s committee and all of the members who had made 2013 such a successful year for the club.

The President went on to thank all of the club’s various sponsors over the year and in particular Hireco who have been a committed sponsor of the club for many years now.

Elections

The following officers and committee members were elected

Honorary President – Paddy Marley

Vice Presidents – Jack Deegan, Colm Brennan, Tommy Griffin Senior, Johnny O’Leary, Maurice Ahern, Paddy Marley, Frances Mansfield, Noel Daly, Peter McDermott, Alec Sweeney.

Honorary Secretary – Noel Guiden

Honorary Treasurer – Eoin Murray

Club Captain – Joe Cooper

Ladies Captain – Pamela Cooper

Committee members – Paddy Tuite, Stephen Harkness, Noreen Keane

Trustees – Maurice Ahern, Tommy Griffin Senior, Johnny O’Leary

Any Other Business

The following matters arose:

Dominic Brannigan made a presentation in connection with the Clonliffe Harriers History Book which will be launched on the 2nd of December, he thanked all of the clubs members and family of deceased and former members for their contributions and in particular paid tribute to the excellent work carried out in respect of club statistics by Killian Lonergan. dominic made a presentation of the first copy of Clonliffe Harriers 1886-2013 to Paddy Marley.

First copy Clonliffe book

Gerry Carr raised the issue of the non compliance by athletes with the ban which had been imposed on health and safety grounds at the 2011 AGM concerning the use of personal headsets and sought the committee’s view as to how this ban was now going to be enforced. The Committee agreed that the ban should be absolutely enforced and that athletes who continued to avail of headsets during Clonliffe training time would be asked to leave the track immediately.

Tom Griffin in respect of the Christmas Cracker 5K requested that any members who have an involvement with companies who provide samples or suchlike make themselves known as he was looking for items for the post race goody bag.

Noel Guiden advised the meeting that the Goal Mile would return to the Morton Stadium on Christmas Eve (10 a.m. to 12 noon) and requested the members to support this very worthy cause.

 

Reminder: Clonliffe AGM tomorrow night

Reminder to club members of the Clonliffe Harriers AC AGM will take place tomorrow Tuesday the 26th of November at 8.45pm in the club bar, Clonliffe Clubhouse, Morton Stadium, Santry. On the night members will hear reports on the previous year`s activities from the club captains and officers. Elections will be held for the club`s officers and committee. This is your opportunity to hear how your club is being run and to have your say. All members are encouraged to attend.

Clonliffe Harriers AC 127th AGM Report

Last night’s AGM was a very well attended affair which enjoyed excellent participation from the floor and healthy debate.

Honorary Secretary’s Address: Noel Guiden reported on a club which had enjoyed a successful 2012 and was in a very healthy state on performance, financial and social basis. He outlined the strides which had been made in the improvement of the club’s communications with its members and in particular the strides which had been made with the launch of the club’s new website but sought assistance of some of the younger members of the club with the operation of the club’s facebook and twitter feeds. He paid tribute to the members of the club who had assisted with the various club’s promotions over the year and also outlined the very successful promotion of the Morton Games and thanked all of the sponsors and partners in the Meet and in particular thanked the athletes liaison team of Killian Lonergan and Jeremy Lyons. Looking forward to 2013 he  advised the meeting that work had already commenced on the planning of that event in which the club would be assisted by Athletics Ireland, both financially and technically and confirmed that Fingal County Council had already confirmed their agreement to remain as a partner in the Meet.

Club Captain`s report: Joe Cooper in presenting his report commented upon the outstanding year which the club had enjoyed, he commented upon the club’s new excellent website and reported that athletes had competed at Olympic, European, International and Domestic level throughout the year. He commented that the most exciting performance during the year came in the National Track and Field League final where Brian Gregan on the last day of the event, the 4 x 400 relay put in a storming last leg to propel the club from 7th to 2nd position to ensure that the National League Title was retained by a slender margin of 2 points to make it five national league titles in succession. He thanked all of the athletes and coaches who had worked so hard throughout the course of the year and in particular thanked Bart, John, Jeremy, Peter and Killian for their dedication. He also thanked the committee for their support throughout the year and made a special mention of the Meet Director of the Morton Games which was an outstanding pre-Olympic Track and Field Meet.

Honorary Treasurer’s Report: Paddy Tuite reported on the healthy financial state of the club which had been considerably enhanced over the course of 2012 by the club’s racing promotions all of which had proved to be profitable mentioning the Clonliffe 2, the Brother at your side Clonliffe Schools Cross Country, the ERP Christmas Cracker 5k, the Fingal 10k and Dublin Tunnel Run, he named and thanked all of the club sponsors throughout the course of 2012 and in particular Hireco, Brother, ERP, the various sponsors and supporters of the Morton Games and the various sponsors of individual races in the Grand Prix Series. The Treasurer then presented the annual accounts to the meeting which demonstrated the healthy position that the club was in and the accounts were opened to the floor for comment.

Ladies Captain’s Report: Pamela Cooper in her report outlined that the ladies section of the club continued to thrive at all levels, she outlined the notable achievements of the ladies section in 2012 citing in particular the winning by the ladies team of the National 10k Road Championships, 2nd in the National Half Marathon, 3rd in the National Marathon, 3rd in the National Road Relays and 3rd in the Dublin Senior Cross Country. She also outlined that the track and field team had competed in the premier division for the first time in some 15 years, she outlined that one of the goals for the current year was to recruit new track and field athletes to assist in the rebuilding of the team for 2013 citing the fact that the ladies section did not have the resources available for a track and field team as the men’s section has and thus the team would suffer badly in the event of any athletes being unavailable. She commented upon the individual successes of the athletes and in particular made mention of Ailish Malone, Sarah McCormack, Denise Byrne, Becky Woods and Caoimhe Morris. The ladies captain then thanked the coaches for their dedication mentioning Bart, John, Jeremy, Peter, Tony and Eugene for their endless time, energy and enthusiasm and paid a special word of thanks to Sheila Jones and Yvonne McDonald.

Juvenile Captain’s Report: Gladys Cooper in presenting her report outlined the fact that the juvenile section had grown substantially in membership particularly following on the Olympic Games in the summer, she outlined that the juvenile section had now been broken into three distinct categories and thanked the coaches who assist with the juvenile section: Gerry, Marian, Mick, Geraldine and Noel. She paid a special thank you to Colm Doran on his generosity in supporting the juvenile section throughout the year. The captain presented a two paged resume of the results and performances of the juvenile section over the course of the previous twelve months which made for impressive reading with numerous national champions and excellent team performances.

President’s Address: Paddy Marley in his address made particular reference to the number of foreign athletes, now living in Ireland, who had joined the club over the past twelve months who have already shown their commitment to the club and have been ‘like a breath of fresh air’. He reflected on the previous year and was complimentary to the work which has been carried out in the juvenile section by Gladys Cooper and her team, by Pamela Cooper and her team with the ladies section and Joe Cooper and all the coaches with the men’s section. He praised the individuals and sub committees who had been involved in the promotion of a whole list of events over the course of the year with in particular the Brother Schools Cross Country, the Christmas Cracker 5k, the Morton Games with the team of Noel Guiden, Killian Lonergan and Jeremy Lyons, the Grand Prix Series and in particular the work carried out by Maurice Ahern, Eoin Murray and Paddy Tuite, he thanked all the sub committees, the lotto group who worked tirelessly to fundraise, he thanked the treasurer Paddy Tuite who was stepping down from the task after a number of years in the position and he thanked him on behalf of the club for the work which had been carried out on the club’s finances, he thanked all the club’s sponsors in particular Hireco, Brother, Eugene Kavanagh, ERP, Last Lap Café, Commercial Hygiene Services, Behan & Associates, the Dublin Race Series and so forth and all of the individual sponsors particularly those club members who sponsored races in the Grand Prix Series. He thanked in particular all of the club’s coaches for their dedication to the club and he commented upon the upcoming 50th anniversary of the founding of the ladies section in 2013 and assured the ladies section that they will enjoy the full support of the committee and the men’s section of the club in fittingly celebrating that milestone.

Elections: The following officers and committee members were elected:

 

President: Paddy Marley

Vice Presidents: Jack Deegan, Colm Brennan, Tommy Griffin Senior, Johnny O’Leary, Maurice Ahern, Paddy Marley, Frances Mansfield, Noel Daly, Peter McDermott and Alec Sweeney

Honorary Secretary: Noel Guiden

Honorary Treasurer: Eoin Murray

Club Captain: Joe Cooper

Ladies Captain: Pamela Cooper

Committee Members: Frances Nic Reamoinn, Tommy Griffin, Stephen Harkness

Trustees: Maurice Ahern, Tommy Griffin Senior, Johnny O’Leary

Motions: After lively debate and input from the floor one Motion was withdrawn and the following two Motions were passed:

“That the juvenile membership in the sum of 120.00 per annum be paid in one single payment in all cases unless by the specific agreement of the juvenile captain”.

 “That rule 9 of the Constitution be amended to change the words ‘until death’ and replace with the words ‘for a maximum period of 10 years’”.

2011 AGM

The 126th Annual General Meeting of Clonliffe Harriers A.C. took place in the Morton Stadium last night. It was a well attended meeting with good contributions from the floor.

The club Honorary Secretary in his address outlined the highlights of the historic Clonliffe 125th anniversary year in particular the anniversary dinner held in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in October, the Clonliffe 2 Mile which had enjoyed its best numbers participating in nearly a decade, the Clonliffe 125 Track and Field Grand Prix which featured the Morton Mile and the Brother at your side Clonliffe Schools Cross Country. The secretary reminded the meeting that at last year’s AGM the body of the club had indicated a preference for the club focusing on athletic events as fundraisers and with this in mind he was appealing for the support from all members of Clonliffe to support the Clonliffe Harriers Christmas Cracker 5 k which would take place on Sunday the 18th of December. The Honorary Secretary also thanked the club’s sponsors for their support, he thanked the club’s coaches, athletes, his fellow officers and the committee.

The club captain outlined the highlights of a very successful year and in particular the retaining of the National Premier League title by the men’s team for the fourth year in succession and he highlighted three standout performers being Brian Gregan U/23 European Silver Medallist in the 400 metres and World Student Game finalist, Alistair Cragg World Track and Field 5000 metre finalist and also setting a new National 5000 metre record in Brussels of 13.03 and Mark Kenneally who ran the qualifying time for the London Olympics with a time of 2:13.55. The club captain also thanked the coaches for their very hard work throughout the year, the athletes, the committee and the race director of the Brother Schools Cross Country and Morton Mile Meet.

The ladies captain reported on a very successful year the highlight being the winning by the ladies team of division 1 of the track and field league and promotion to the premier division, the team finishing 1st in the Raheny Road Relays, 3rd in the Dublin Senior Cross Country and 5th in a most competitive National Half Marathon. The ladies captain thanked the coaches and athletes for their time and energy and in particular paid tribute to Eugene Coppinger for his energy and enthusiasm.

The juvenile captain reported on the continued growth of the juvenile section of the club which has huge numbers in attendance on training nights particularly on Tuesday nights. She thanked the various coaches involved and outlined the highlights of the year highlighting in particular the initiation of a new inter-club series with Raheny Shamrocks, Skerries A.C. and Lusk A.C. in the spring months, the juveniles trip to Wales in April, she then highlighted the 13 national medal winning performances by the club’s athletes and teams and congratulated the juvenile athletes who had received international recognition during the year.

The club treasurer produced the annual account and report for the year ended 30th of September 2011 pointing out that the club basically was in a healthy position financially, he outlined the steps which were being taken in order to ensure the continued stability of the club and stressed the importance of members to support the club’s fundraising activities and in particular the upcoming road races. The treasurer thanked the club’s sponsors for their continued contribution to the club, he thanked his assistant treasurers, the committee and members of the club.

The President in his address to the AGM paid tribute to all of the people who had made the club such a success in this 125th year highlighting the involvement of the club with the British & Irish Master’s International, the Brother at your side Schools Cross Country, the Morton Mile Meet, the Clonliffe 2, he thanked the club members involved with the Clonliffe 125th anniversary dinner, he thanked all of the club’s sponsors, the various coaches, in particular he paid tribute to the work carried out by the juvenile captain with the juvenile section of the club, he thanked Dominic Brannigan for his ongoing work on the History of Clonliffe Harriers.

The following officers and committee members were elected:

Honorary President – Paddy Marley

Honorary Secretary – Noel Guiden

Honorary Treasurer – Paddy Tuite

Club Captain – Joe Cooper

Ladies Captain – Pamela Cooper

Committee members: Stephen Harkness, Noreen Keane and Johnny O’Leary

There was lively debate in respect of the two Motions which were before the AGM and after the debate both Motions were passed as follows:

1. ‘That the following subscriptions apply for membership of Clonliffe Harriers A.C.: Senior and Master membership €150.00 per annum, Juvenile membership €90.00 per annum with €30.00 to cover race entry fees which can be collected in two instalments during the course of the year, student/unemployed €100.00 per annum’.

2. ‘That Article 5.1 of the Consittution of the Athletic Association of Ireland be amended to provide for membership of the Board on behalf of the Irish Master Athletes Association by the insertion of the following provision at 5.8:

A nominee of the Irish Master Athletes Association who shall have a vote on the Board, may not hold that position for more than two consecutive terms.

The existing Section 5.8 to reach 5.9, 5.9 to read 5.10, 5.10 to read 5.11, 5.11 to read 5.12 and 5.12 to read 5.13’.

Under the heading of any other business the body of the meet fully supported a proposal that on health and safety grounds that the use of headphones/personal music systems during Clonliffe training times on the track in the Morton Stadium be prohibited. There was also a discussion with regard to race entry fees for National Championships held in conjunction with road races and the meeting agreed that it would be appropriate that the committee should take up this issue with Athletics Ireland.

2010 AGM report

Nov 17, 2010 [Noel Guiden] The 125th Clonliffe Harriers Annual General Meeting was held in the Morton Stadium Santry last night. It was a fairly well attended meeting which enjoyed healthy debate and valuable contributions from the membership in attendance.

The honorary secretary in his address appealed to the club members to become more actively involved in the organisation end of the club and appealed to the club’s members to support the club’s treasurer by participating in as many fundraising events as possible. He also pointed out the extraordinary number of events which the club had hosted the previous year and reminded the meeting that this extensive workload was carried by less than 10 % of the club’s membership and the appealed to the members to become involved in the various sub committees which were being set up.

The Honorary Treasurer in his report outlined that the club was in a healthy state financially in spite of the increased costs which had been incurred by reason of the club’s participation in the European Club’s Cross Country and the European Club’s Track and Field. He thanked the club’s sponsors and all who had contributed to the funding of the club over the previous year and appealed to the membership for their assistance with the club’s fundraising activities and appealed for any member who had any particular ideas on fundraising to contact a committee member.

The Club Captain in his report outlined the very successful year which had been enjoyed by the club and complimented the club’s athletes for their dedication to Clonliffe Harriers and the club’s coaches and committee for their work. He outlined the highlights of the year which in particular featured the retaining of the senior cross country and track and field titles and the success enjoyed by individual members of the club at both national and international level.

The Ladies Captain reported on the increase in membership of the Ladies Section and outlined the highlights achieved by the club’s women athletes and in particular the finishing in third place in the National Track and Field League Division 1. She also outlined that the Senior Ladies had medalled at the National Half Marathon Championships. She paid particular tribute to the Ladies involved in the Meet and Train Group. She thanked the coaches involved with the ladies section in particular Eugene Coppinger for his help and support throughout the year.

The juvenile captain also reported on a very successful year for the juvenile section of the club and singled out in particular Patrick O’Connor for special mention as a result of his magnificent achievements on the track in the sprint events over the summer, Patrick having won national titles at juvenile, club and schools level and also represented Ireland at international level. She thanked the coaches for their participation and input to the juvenile athletes over the previous twelve months.

The President of the club in his presidential address praised the coaches, athletes and committee for their contribution to a very successful year. He praised all concerned who had been involved with the hosting of the European Cross Country Championships in Santry in December 2009 outlining the mammoth effort which had been put in by the club’s members to ensure that this was such a successful event. He outlined the various promotions which the club puts on throughout the years and praised the individual members who were involved in the organisation of such promotions. He thanked the club treasurer and his assistant treasurers for their input into looking after the club’s finances, he praised the club captains for their contribution and he paid a warm and special tribute to Arthur Daly who had worked so long for the club who had died during the course of the year.

The following officers and committee members were elected:

Honorary President – Paddy Marley

Honorary Secretary – Noel Guiden

Honorary Treasurer – Paddy Tuite

Club Captain – Joe Cooper

Ladies Captain – Pamela Cooper

Committee Members: Noreen Keane, Jeremy Chapman and Stephen Harkness

Under the heading of any other business there were valuable contributions received from the club members. A special presentation by way of outlining events for the 125th anniversary of the club commencing with the club cross country championships and a social function on the 2nd of January 2011 was made by Noel Daly. The year will culminate in a celebratory dinner at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on the Saturday the 15th of October 2011. Dominic Branigan also made a presentation to the meeting concerning the history to Clonliffe Harriers book which he is currently writing, he sought contributions from the club’s members by way of stories or memorabilia/photographs (contact details dombran@eircom.net). Contributions are required by the 16th of December at the latest and Dominic hopes to be in a position to have the book launched at the celebratory anniversary dinner on the 15th of October 2011.

All in Clonliffe Harriers now look forward to our 125th anniversary.

Clonliffe 2009 AGM

Dec 2, 2009 [Noel Guiden ] The Clonliffe Harriers 124th Annual General Meeting took place in the club gymnasium last night. There was an excellent attendance involving a cross section of club members, both young and old and from sprinters to marathon runners and everything in between, in fact its fair to say that this was probably the best attended AGM in maybe the last 20 years.

The club captain, ladies captain and juvenile captain reported on the club’s athletic successes over the past year, the highlights of which included the Junior Men and Senior Men’s winning of the National Cross Country Title, the winning of the National League Premier title, the club’s performance in the European Club’s Cross Country and European Club’s Track and Field, the winning by the club’s athletes of eleven medals at the National Track and Field Championships, the growth in our ladies section and the successes of the ladies section in finishing third in Division 1 of the National League and the wining of medals by the ladies team in Dublin Cross Country at novice, intermediate and senior level. The juvenile captain reported on the continued growth of the juvenile section and the successes of the juvenile athletes and their progression into the junior and senior ranks and appealed to the those senior and master members who may have some time available to assist with the coaching of the juvenile athletes. The Honorary Secretary in his report provided an overview of the year, congratulated the club’s athletes and coaches on their successes and provided the meeting with an update on the current status regarding the management of the Morton Stadium. The club Treasurer presented a very favourable set of accounts which demonstrated that the club was in a healthy financial position, however, cautioned that going forward with the expense which the club would be incurring particularly with competing in the European Club Championships that there would be requirement for a concerted effort by the club and its members to assist in fundraising for all of these ventures and particularly encouraged all members to become involved in the club lotto scheme.

The President in his address outlined the fantastic achievements of the club over the previous twelve months congratulating the athletes, coaches and club’s administrators, he highlighted the continued growth of the juvenile and ladies section of the club and the thriving club section via the club’s Grand Prix Series, he also congratulated the Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer on their handling of the club’s finances, he provided the meeting with an update on the club’s involvement in the European Cross Country Championships and the good news that work was now commencing courtesy of Dominic Brannigan and John Bourke on the long awaited history of Clonliffe Harriers book.

The meeting elected the following Officers and Committee members for 2010:

Club President – Paddy Marley

Honorary Secretary – Noel Guiden

Honorary Treasurer – Paddy Tuite

Club Captain – Joe Cooper

Ladies Captain – Pamela Cooper

Three Committee members – Tom Monks, Mick Kearney and Noreen Keane

Trustees – Maurice Ahern, Tommy Griffin and Sean O’Neill

The following Motions were passed:

1. ‘that the financial year of the club commence on the 1st of October and end on the 30th of September’

2. ‘that participation by clubs as National Champions in European Club competition as National Champions be recognised by Athletics Ireland under the category of high performance and that an appropriate level of funding be made available by Athletics Ireland to the participating club’

3. ‘that the club hold an annual awards presentation to recognise the achievements of the club’s athletes, coaches and adminstrators’

Various matters discussed under Any Other Business including a suggestion that the club provide for ice baths for post training, a fundraising initiative courtesy of Larry Brady and the ‘younger’ members of the club and that any club member with an idea as to how to appropriately mark the club’s 125th anniversary in 2011 put their suggestions either in writing or by email to the Committee.

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