Club Committee 2018
|Chairman||Kevin Walsh||086 8170231|
|Joint Secretary||John O’ Dea||087 2625144|
|Mainham, Clane, Co. Kildare.|
|Castlebaggot Road, Newcastle, Co. Dublin|
|Avondale, Donadea, Naas|
Club Notes – Spring 2018
The AGM was held in Toughers of Naas on Tues Dec 5th. The Chairman Kevin Walsh welcomed a good attendance and called on PRO John O’Dea to read the minutes of the 2016 AGM. He also welcomed yours truly. John then read the secretaries report, where he outlined the club activities for the year, which were reported in the last IHFA journal. The treasurer Mervyn Eager gave his report in which he said there had been a small drop in income but that the Club were lucky to have such good sponsors.
In the Chairman’s report, Kevin Walsh thanked his fellow officers, the Club sponsors for their continued support, the members, especially those who entered the Club competitions and those who hosted the field evenings etc. The President Joe Doran Thanked again, all of the above plus Gordon Wood in Peamount for hosting the calf show and he appealed for more help and support for the calf show.
The election of officers then followed, there were only two changes to the line up of officers i.e John O’Dea is to become joint secretary with me and Pat Fanning to be President-Elect, proposed by Mervyn Eager and seconded by Trevor Hanly. Tom O’Grady (Jnr) was propsed as a new committee member by John O’Dea and seconded by Kevin Walsh. That concluded the AGM.
Kevin Walsh then welcomed our guest speakers i.e. father & son, Leo Collins Snr and Jnr from Ardcath, Co. Meath owners of the renouned “Oldrose” herd. The Collins’s (who will host the IHFA Open Day later this year) gave the history of their herd and their hopes and ambitions for their herd in the future.
Our sponsors for the night were “Specialist Nutrition” managed by a long time friend of our Club Jim Buckley. Their speaker on the night was Conor Quinlan who gave a very good talk on feeding and managing high yileding cows etc. A presentation of a book on “Cattle breeds in Ireland” by Greg Walsh to myself and John O’Dea, we don’t know why!!
The meeting concluded with a raffle for charity, which was well supported and was presented recently to a cancer support group based in Clane called “The Little Way”.
John Lambert / John O’Dea