Canada County Board AGM Information

GAA Canadian County Boards AGM Information

The Gaelic Athletic Association’s Canadian County Board’s Annual
Convention was held on Sunday, February 10th in Ajax, Ontario.
President Brian Farmer (Toronto – Durham Robert Emmets) chaired the
meeting and delegates re-elected Vice-President Jarlath Connaughton
(Ottawa – Gaels), Treasurer Eddie Mangan (Toronto- Durham Robert Emmets)
and Secretary John O’Flynn (Vancouver – Harps) for one year terms.

In attendance were the following voting members: Toronto GAA President
Mike O’Driscoll, Toronto Gael’s President Greg Callan, Ottawa Gael’s
President Lisa Langevin, Brampton Roger Casement’s President Damian
Higgins; St. Vincent’s President Gabriel Hurl, Durham Robert Emmet’s
President Brendan O’Neill, St. Mike’s President Paul McElvanna with
observers Ken Ray of St. Vincents; Alan Martini of Durham Robert Emmets;
Anthony Maguire of Toronto Gaels; Games Development Liaison Lorraine
Morley and Toronto Regional Games Development Officer Paul Loughnane.

Regrets were received from the Western Canada Divisional Board Chair,
Ronan Deane and Western Canada’s Club presidents from Calgary (Adrian
Lagan), Edmonton (Sky Johnson), Red Deer (Blaine Lavery) and Vancouver
(Marcus Tracy).

Two motions were presented to the delegates with the Western Canada
Divisional Board’s motion for “proxy” voting privileges being defeated
and the Canadian County Board’s motion for discretionary
video/teleconferencing power for its hearings and appeals committees
being approved.
The County Board has regionalized the role of a National Games
Development Officer into four Regional Games Development Officers. The
Board has appointed a Games Development Liaison, the former
Corresponding Secretary for the Toronto GAA (2005-2007 ), Lorraine
Morley and Regional Games Development Officers Paul Loughnane (Toronto),
Lorraine White (Durham), Damian Higgins (Brampton) and Mark Lannin

Regional Games Development Officers will implement programmes and
coordinate activities within their own GAA Club whilst encouraging
neighboring clubs within their Region to develop programmes.

Responsibilities include:

* Grassroots games and program development

* Implementation, development, and retention of players, coaches and

* Coordinate all competitions, demonstrations and blitzes at school

* Liaise with school officials, teachers and coaches.

* Research and write submissions for grant funding

* Assist in the development of strong links between schools and clubs

In these part time positions, remuneration will be provided by the
Canadian County Board for service rendered up to and including the
amount of funds available.

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