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County Board March Meeting Information 2014-03-24 12:23:00

The March Meeting of the County Committee took place in Austin Stack Park on Monday 24th. The following are the main points from the meeting: •The CCC expressed concern at the state of the Minor Leagues outlining that 7 Clubs have either opted out of the competition or had not amalgamated with other Clubs in order to provide Minor Football for their players. It was pointed out that there were too many teams at present and early organisation by Club officials was vital to ensure that where a club did not have the numbers to participate on their own, then they would have ample time to amalgamate or allow their players to play with another team. It was pointed out that the problems being experienced in the county minor leagues at the present time would be replicated in the Divisional Leagues later in the year and the CCC were given permission to look closely at the regional Minor Leagues. •The County Football Championship Review Committee under the chairmanship of Tony O’Keeffe is still taking submissions from interested parties. The other members of the committee are Mike Murphy, Eamonn Whelan, Mike Piggot,, Brian Hickey, Dara Ó Cinneíde and Mike Sayers. •The County Minor Hurling Management Committee, which has been in place since the start of the year, was ratified for two years and is as follows: Manager, Ian Brick (Kilmoyley); Selectors, Aidan O’Mahony (St Brendans) and Stephen Goggin (Causeway). - The Kerry V Cork Munster Minor Hurling Championship game will be played as a curtain raiser to the Munster Under 21 Football final between Cork and Tipperary in Páirc Úi Rinn on Wednesday 9th April (6:15pm). - Participants in the final of the Under21 B Hurling Championship, which descended into a farce last year when Kerry went straight through to the final, will have at least three games guaranteed this year. - The Launch of the Credit Union Senior Football and Hurling Leagues will take place in Kerins O’Rahillys Clubhouse on Monday evening next 31st March where last year’s League winners will be presented with their cheques. - Tributes were paid to the late Jerry Savage (Ballymacelligott and Kerry Supporters Club) and Brendan Walsh (Glenflesk and former Chairman of the East Kerry Board) and also to former Renard player Brendan O’Shea all of whom passed away in the last week. - Get well wishes were extended to Referee Pat Sheehy of Clounmacon and County Committee Delegate Mike Slattery of Lady’s Walk. - Asdee were congratulated on winning the Munster Novice B football title and Spa were congratulated on winning the All Ireland Scór na nÓg Recitation and Set Dancing titles. - Kerry Hurlers and Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne were wished well in their upcoming final and semi-final respectively. - Mulvihill’s Pharmacy Killorglin will again sponsor the “Fair Play Initiative” which encourages discipline in the Credit Union Senior Football Leagues. - The National Club Draw which was run by Croke Park raised €2.45m for the clubs countrywide, €88k of which was raised in Kerry where 42 clubs benefited. Kilcummin had the distinction of raising most money in Ireland. Clubs retained all funds raised. - All membership fees for 2013 will be returned by Croke Park to clubs on a once off gesture. - The age old process by which trustees have to sign legal documents will be replaced by a Corporate Stamp for trustees at National and Provincial and County level and will be optional for Clubs. - The Kerry GAA Fundraising Dog Night at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium will be held on June 6th and will again be televised live on RTE. - The meeting was told that 14 Clubs had fully completed their 5 Year Plans and 16 others are presently engaged in the process. - A pilot programme on coaching structures is to be put in place with two clubs to be chosen. This is as a result of the recently held Club Forum.