Updates following Club EGM
New Games Chairman & Club PRO:
At the Club’s EGM last night executive member Conor O’Grady was ratified as our new Games Chairman replacing outgoing Games Chairman John Treacy and as Conor was vacating the role of Club PRO this position was also vacant and has now been filled by Yvonne Dunne who joins the executive as the club’s new Public Relations Officer.
We wish to thank John Treacy for his many years of service on the executive committee and wish him well in his role with the Senior Hurling team for this coming season.
We also wish best of luck to Conor and Yvonne in their new roles, we are very grateful to them for showing huge commitment to the club in taking on these very important roles.
New Club Games Promotional Officer (GPO)
We also had the opportunity to meet and welcome our club’s new Game Promotional Officer, Philip Campion. Philly joins us in partnership with Kilkenny County Board and Leinster GAA to help and assist in the promotion of Gaelic Games in our community, our local schools and in our club. His role will involve hosting skills and coaching sessions for Hurling and Gaelic Football in our 3 parish schools, St Canices, CBS & Presentation, and along with this Philly will be working with our juvenile coaches to help them upskill their own coaching knowledge so that all children in our club will benefit from his expertise. We wish Philly all the very best in his new role.
5 Year Development Plan:
Members were informed of the clubs proposed 5 year development plan which gave a sense of where we have come from since we turned the sod in Palmerstown in 1983, to the great facilities which we have today, to the future plans and ambitions for development over the next 5 years. The aim is to deliver a new “Palmerstown Pitch Perimeter Walkway” which will serve our members from the point of view of recreational walking and exercising and add to the social aspect of our club. We also aim to install new state of the art LED Floodlighting on Pitch 2 in Palmerstown so as to have the option, when the need arises, for our teams to train and play matches into the darker winter months. Following on from this we aim to build a new dressing room and gym block which will see a modernisation of our dressing rooms and a quadrupling of the size of our current GYM which has served us well to date, but now with our ever increasing membership, we need to invest to ensure its suitability into the future.
Members were informed of an exciting new partnership with CBS secondary school for shared use of their proposed new Astro Pitch facilities in their new school campus off the Granges Road. With space being a premium and the necessity for pitches obvious in a growing club, this opportunity is very welcome and will have mutual benefit across our shared communities of CBS and Dicksboro GAA and Camogie Club.
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We would like to thank all members of the club executive who have worked hard to bring these plans to this point and we aim to keep members informed as the plans progress.
Finally, below is an extract from the brilliant “Up the Boro” book which is available to anyone who hasn’t got one and is considered essential reading for all club members, young and old.
The early 1980’s was one of the most significant eras of this club’s history, as those that came before us rallied the community to come together and drive Dicksboro forward.
We tip our hat to the achievements of all these people and we now aim to do the same –
“We have a long way to go but with unity of effort we will reach our goal”