The Annual General Meeting of the NY Shamrocks Soccer Club heralded some new faces on the committee as well as a seventh team in competition as the curtain was officially brought down on a record-breaking season.
Club president Sean Mc Mullan, who was re-elected to the position for a fourth season, praised the outgoing committee and welcomed the new board members as well as taking the time to compliment the players and coaches for what was a successful year overall.
Two new officers were named to the committee with women’s team captain, player of the year and top scorer Sinead Hennessy taking on the role of secretary while her team mate Aoife West filled the reprised social secretary position, an important job which has been vacant of late.
Vice President Pat Burke and treasurer/PRO John Riordan were both returned while the new look 13-member executive combined returning directors, Braden Ruddy, Brian Wolohan, Kevin McPartland, Neil Mannion and Tricia Reed with a trio of new board members, Kailey Walsh, Teresa Ferraro and long-time Shamrock Teresa Brink, the co-founder of the women’s team.
Departing committee member Glen Wrafter offered a well received ‘State of the Union’ review of the season, recalling events like Sunnyside Gardens, the golf outing, the Stand Up comedy night, the Concern charity run and the End of Season Awards banquet as well as the successes for the Over 30s, Shamrocks 1960 and the women’s team as well as the growth of the Legends squad and the sixth-placed finish of the first team in CSL Division 1.
Coaches Andy Connolly, Emmett Harvey and Paddy Geraghty were all unanimously voted back in as the gaffers of Shamrocks 1960, the Legends and the Women’s team respectively while Stevie Doyle announced he would be focusing solely on his role of first team assistant coach. Sean Mc Mullan will take over the Over 30s team from departing club legend Paddy Mc Carry who bows out on a high note for family reasons but will still be very much involved in the club.
A revamp of the club’s constitution and by-laws was discussed and over 30 motions were passed in order to update the rule book to match the club’s activities today. This will be available to view soon on the club website.
The meeting was adjourned in time for the Euro 2016 final kick-off as the new committee prepared to look ahead to the new season, Sunnyside Gardens on Sunday August 21 and the golf outing on Monday September 12.