Big attendance at St Martin’s Bord na n’Og AGM

A large crowd attended the St Martin’s Bord na n’Og AGM on Friday night held in the Muckalee Community Centre. Chairman Patrick O’Flynn addressed those in attendance & pointed out that despite the lack of silverware there was some tremendous work going on at under age level in the club and that the numbers attending underage training for hurling & football had swelled to in excess of 160 players which boded well for the future. He thanked all those who had helped in anyway during the year. Mr O’Flynn also congratulated Sean Kelly on being a selector with the Leinster winning Kilkenny minor team & wished Liam Dowling well with his role with the Kilkenny U-21’s.

The Chairman noted the progress of players to the senior team from this years minors which was a good sign that we are doing our job right as coaches for the future hurlers of the club. The Muckalee footballers were congratulated on winning 4 county titles and he commisserated with the senior hurlers on losing out narrowly to Clara in the championship. The minors & U-16’s were particularily unlucky losing out in heartbreaking circumstances in their championship games & the U-16’s were again unlucky in the league final. Mr O’Flynn also thanked those who’d put up trophies through out the year & our sponsors, Willie Forde (Eurospar), JS Bolger & Geoff Doyle.

He wished all well for 2014.

Secretary Michael Brennan presented his final report to the meeting which covered all the goings on of all the teams for 2013 in great detail. A few of his highlights were, the Cyril Farrell training evening, the running off of all our own underage tournaments, the huge numbers turning up at training across all age groups & the number of our players representing Kilkenny in 2013 rose markedly which for him was a sign of of the progress the club were making. Mr Brennan felt though that the club wasn’t using all it’s resources at it’s disposal fully from a coaching point of view both internally & externally. As he finished his last report he was greeted with a warm round of applause.

Michael Manning gave his treasurers report which showed the Bord was in good financial health and was again self sufficient during 2013 thanks to all the fundraising throughout the year.

Senior Chairman Richard O’Shea commended the Officers on their work and thanked them for pulling their weight in relation to their own fundraisers and the senior clubs.

Vice Football Chairman Richard Nolan reminded people that it is often the darkest just before the dawn and he felt thanks to the Bord’s work that success may not be that far away.

Under AOB it was agreed that a child welfare course in conjunction with Conor Brennan & the senior clubs would be run in 2014 which was proposed by Child Welfare Matty Kealy.

It was agreed to launch a suicide awarness programme which would be led by the senior club.


Chairman: Patrick O’Flynn Vice: Donnacha Quinaln

Secretary: Tom Cullen Ass: Paddy Kealy

Treasurer: Michael Manning Ass: PJ Shore

PRO: Martin Stapleton Child Welfare: Matty Kealy

School Liaison: Liam Dowling & 1

County Bord Reps: Breda Tynan & Paddy Kealy


Minor: Patrick O’Flynn, Seamus Tynan, Joe Dowling, Martin Stapleton & Martin Dowd

U-16: Andy Dowling, Michael Brennan, Tom Cullen

U-14: Donnacha Quinlan, Niall Clancy, James Kelly, PJ Shore, Martin Dowling.