The Armagh County Convention was hosted by Culloville Blues GAC on Sunday 13 December in the fantastic recently-opened Culloville Community Centre.
Chairperson Paul McArdle got proceedings underway with an adress which focused on the many positive news stories associated with Armagh GAA in 2015. Following the adoption of the various sub-committee reports, the following were elected to serve CLG Ard Mhacha on behalf of our clubs for the incoming year:
Cathaoirleach (Chair) – Paul McArdle
Leaschathaoirleach (Vice-chair) Brian Smyth
Rúnaí (Secretary)- Pól Ó Dougáin
Leasrúnaí (Vice-secretary)- An tAthair Ruairí Mac Giolla Chomhaill
Cisteoir (Treasurer) – Peadar Mac Murchaidh
Leaschisteoir (Assistant Treasurer)- Thomas Hamill
Oifigeach Forbartha (Development Officer) – Padraig Haughey
Oifigech Oiliúna (Coaching Officer) – Barry Watters
Oifigeach Caidrimh Phoiblí (PRO) – Seán Ó Maoilsté
Oifigeach Iomána (Hurling Officer) – Liam Ross
Teachtaí Chomhairle Uladh (Ulster Council Delegates) – Michael Geoghegan, An tAthair Ruairí Mac Giolla Chomhaill
ArdChomhairle (Central Council Delegate) – Eddie Hughes
The motions put forward by clubs were then discussed by convention. The new league structure for 2016 as decided by Armagh clubs will consist of six divisions: Senior A; Senior B; Intermedoate A; Intermediate B; Junior A; and Junior B, based on the final league positions in 2015, full details on this motion are available here. A motion relating to reserve football was also passed whereby fixtures involving intermediate and junior teams in the reserve league shall be 13-a-side with the option of 15-a-side if agreed by both teams.
Ba mhaith le CLG Ard Mhacha buíochas a ghabháil le Baile Mhic Cullach as an chruinniú bhliantúil a óstú agus leis na clubanna as an ionchur i rith an lae.
Armagh GAA would like to thank Culloville Blues GAC and all of their volunteers for hosting congress and for extending a very warm welcome to all of our clubs. We also thank the club representatives for contributing to this year’s congress.