The President of Sligo RFC, Brendan Leahy, and the Chairman of the organising Sub-Committee, Tom Gilligan, on behalf of the Sub-Committee, wish to thank those who supported the table quiz in aid of the Stuart Mangan Trust, held on Tuesday evening last in the Glasshouse Hotel. They also wish to thank all who made financial contributions, and are extremely grateful to the business community for very generously donating prizes for the raffle held on that evening.
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The Club EGM and subsequent AGM were held on Friday night last at 7:30pm and 8pm respectively.
The new Club Constitution was unanimously adopted by the members attending the EGM. President Conor Frazer in his address to the members paid tribute to the efforts of immediate past president Tom Gilligan and his sub-committee who were responsible for drafting the constitution which has now been modernised to reflect the present Club structures and standards.
The AGM was then held immediately after the EGM and the meeting proceeded under the new constitution. Outgoing President Conor Frazer thanked all of the hard working committee members and acknowledged the success of the season on the field in all areas of the club from Juveniles to Youths to Seniors.
In October 2008, a Sub-Committee was appointed by the Club’s Committee to draft a new Constitution for Sligo RFC.
The draft constitution was presented at the monthly meeting in March and some amendments were recommended.
The amended document was tabled at the April Committee meeting and was unanimously endorsed by the meeting. The document will now be presented to an E.G.M for ratification. This meeting will be held prior to the Club’s A.G.M on Friday, May 15th.
Constitution for Sligo Rugby Football Club (Word, 111k)
The next club committee meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 23rd at 8pm in Bree’s Bar.
The 2008/09 ticket application form is now available for download. The autumn series sees Ireland play Canada, New Zealand and Argentina in November, while the six nationâ€™s kicks off in Feb 2009 with home games against France and England and away games against Italy, Scotland and Wales.
Sligo RFC president Conor Frazer launched two new club publications on Thursday last in The Glasshouse Hotel. The launch was well attended by over forty club members including players, coaches, and volunteers.
The first publication launched was a 60 page Yearbook for the 2008/9 season, which is edited by immediate past President, and last seasonâ€™s P.R.O., Tom Gilligan, and is full of interesting articles, and photographs of club events, both on and off the playing fields. At the meeting, Gilligan paid a special tribute this week to the President, Conor Frazer, and to the Grounds Chairman, Declan Lynch, who were responsible for sourcing all the advertisements in the Yearbook. â€œBoth Conor and Declan did a tremendous job in securing the advertisements, which ensured that the Yearbook is a commercial success, and I would urge all our members to repay the generosity of our sponsors and advertisers by supporting them at every opportunity throughout the season.”
Also launched on Thursday evening was the eagerly awaited Sligo RFC Football Plan (2008/2013). This Plan, which charts the pathway of rugby in the club for the next 5 years, has been in gestation since January last. A very successful seminar on Rugby in Sligo, which elicited information as to how the club should progress, was held then in the Glasshouse Hotel, and was attended by 60 club members. Subsequently a Sub-Committee, chaired by the then Club President, Tom Gilligan was set up to draft the Plan. The 32 page Plan booklet contains a Foreword from the Chairman, the Sligo RFC Mission Statement, the Aims and Objectives of the Club, Senior Football Development Strategies (for all adult teams), Strategies for the Promotion and Development of U-20 Rugby, Strategies for Maximising the Development, and for the Retention of Youth and Juvenile Players, Strategies for the Development of Tag Rugby and of Womenâ€™s Rugby, Strategies for the Recruitment of Indigenous Coaches, Strategies for the Recruitment of Referees, Strategies for the Recruitment of Volunteers in the Club, and Strategies for the Promotion of Social Events for Members. There is also a chapter detailing the state of the art facilities which will be available when the club re-locates to Cloverhill.
Both Gilligan and Frazer thanked all members involved in the publication of both books and would also like to thank the Glasshouse for their hospitality.
There was a very large attendance at the AGM of Sligo RFC, which was held in the Glasshouse Hotel on Friday last. Outgoing Hon. Secretary, Michael Storey, reported on a very successful season for the club at underage level and paid tribute to the 2nd Team, of which he was manager, for their spirited performances. Michael, who did not seek re- election, was acclaimed by the meeting for his work in many capacities on behalf of the club. Continue reading ‘Large Attendance At AGM’
The AGM of Sligo RFC will be held in the Glasshouse Hotel on Friday next, May 16th at 8 pm. The meeting will report on a hectic season, both on and off the playing field.
It is probably appropriate, given the ever increasing Juvenile and Youth membership in the club, that these two sections provided the seasonâ€™s highlights, with the U-12 team winning the Connacht blitz, the U-13 team winning the Connacht Cup, and the U-14â€™s winning the Connacht Cup also. The U-18 team were victorious in the Connacht league. The club was honoured by the selection of 16 year old Aaron Spring on the Ireland Youth [U-18] side, and by the selection of Aaron, Rory Kerins and Tadgh Power on Connacht squads.
There will be a number of changes at the helm for the coming season. Outgoing President, Tom Gilligan, after two years in office, is stepping down, while current Hon. Secretary, Michael Storey, is also taking a well deserved break after three years in this position. Hon. Treasurer, Jimmy Staunton is another who is not seeking re-election, so there will be a number of new faces at the top table. Last seasonâ€™s club captain, Jamie Livingstone, has returned to his native New Zealand, so there will also be a newcomerÂ to fill this position.
All fully paid up members are entitled to attend the AGM, and given the record membership in the club at present, a very big attendance is anticipated.
The next monthly meeting of the club will take place on Tuesday next,March 18th. in Bree’s Bar at 8p.m..Committee members are asked to check their E-mails for communications from the Hon.Secretary,Michael Storey regarding some very important current matters.
The March monthly Committee meeting of the club, which normally is held on the second Tuesday of the month has been postponed for one week. The meeting will now take place on Tuesday March 18th in Bree’s Bar at 8 pm sharp.
The special club Sub-Committee charged with plotting the future of rugby in Sligo have been very busy, and have already met on two occasions. Both meetings have been extremely productive, and it is envisaged that the Rugby Development Plan will be launched in mid-April. The Sub-Committee will make a root and branch appraisal of rugby in the club, and will chart the course for the the promotion and development of the game in the Sligo club catchment area for the next five years. The members of the Sub-Committee are; Tom Gilligan [Chair.], Michael Storey, Conor Frazer, Brendan Leahy, Michael O’Hehir, Jonathan Hill, Therese Cosgrove, Cliona O’Kelly, John Davey, Rory Raftery and John Pender. The Recording Secretary is Orla Gilligan.
Following the recent very successful symposium in the Glasshouse Hotel on rugby in Sligo, the club President has nominated a Sub-Committee to draft a Development Plan for rugby in the club. This membership of this Sub-Committee was unanimously endorsed by both the club’s Executive Committee and at last week’s monthly Committee meeting.
The members of the Sub-Committee are as follows: Tom Gilligan [Chairman], Conor Frazer, Brendan Leahy, Michael O’Hehir, Jonathan Hill, John Pender, John Davey, Therese Cosgrove, Cliona O’Kelly, Michael Storey, Billy Leahy and Rory Raftery. Orla Gilligan will act as Recording Secretary.
The first meeting of the Sub-Committee will be held in the Glasshouse Hotel on Monday next, February 25th at 7 pm.
The February Monthly Meeting of the club will be held in Bree’s Bar on Tuesday February 12th at 8 pm. There is a number of very important items on the agenda. Committee members are asked to check their E-mails for communications from the club’s Hon. Secretary, Michael Storey.
A special meeting on the future development of rugby in the area is being convened by the club President, and will be held in the Glasshouse Hotel on Monday January 21st at 7.30 pm. All Committee members and Sub-Committee members, Trustees, Past Presidents, Club Coaches [from U-7 to Senior], Senior Players, Tag Rugby and Womens’ Rugby representatives, and Club Workers will receive invitations to attend.
The purpose of the meeting is to elicit as much information as possible from these stake-holders, so that this can be utilised in the formulation of a plan to optimise the promotion and development of rugby at all levels, for both sexes, in Sligo RFC’s catchment area.
The first monthly meeting of the Committee for 2008 will be held in Bree’s Bar on Tuesday January 8th at 8 pm. All committee members are advised to check their E-mails for important correspondence from the Hon. Secretary, Michael Storey, prior to that date.