Chairman’s Christmas Address 2014

posted 22 Dec 2014, 00:55 by Skerries Harps

Chairman’s Christmas Address:

On behalf of the club I wish to thank all our members and supporters for all their help during 2014.

As the club goes from strength to strength your help will be needed more than ever in 2015.

The club finished on a high note in 2014 with the winning of the u21 B Championship against Templeogue Synge Street. Well done to all involved.

I would like to thank all our sponsors for their continued support during the year.

The club is buzzing at the moment with the expected opening of our new club at the end of next month. I hope everybody will be happy with the final product. It’s been a long haul and I’d like to put on record our appreciation to Paul Mc Quaid of Ganson & Co for the tremendous job they have done. Paul supported the project fully from the very start and I know provided many extras as they arose during the build. The club also owes a huge thanks to Peter Smyth/Dave Kelly for the many hours they put in to see out the project.

Our clubhouse finance chairman is currently working very hard on getting in donations. If anybody intends to make a donation shortly (especially PAYE donors) it would be great if they could be made before 31/12/2014 so that the donation will qualify for a refund early in the new year. If everybody buys a slice of the cake we will reach our target.

Don't forget our annual married v single matches on St. Stephens day starting at 11.30(football) and 1o'clock hurling/camogie....all proceeds to the local St. Vincent de Paul. Even if you are not playing drop in and make a small donation to a great cause. This could be our last get together in our old clubhouse.

The GAA suffered a huge loss last week with the untimely death of CO Board chairman Andy Kettle. Andy was a very good friend of the club. He was also one of the most successful Chairman’s in recent years winning 2 all Irelands under his watch. To his family and club Fingal Ravens we send our condolences.

May I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous new year

Yours in sport

Niall Murphy

Club Chairman.