Sub-Committees

Under the Cobh GAA Club Strategic Plan 2014 – 2019 five sub-committees were set up. These sub-committees were set-up and populated in-order to develop the club in size and strength while spreading the workload across a wider group of people. The plan also increases the involvement of Cobh Camogie Club and Cobh Ladies Gaelic Football Club in our club across areas of communications & visibility to the wider community, increasing fundraising opportunities and maximising the potential of fundraising events, to improve the standard of Gaelic Games across our club and to maintain and develop our clubs facilities. The long term goal of all this is to boost the position of the GAA in the community and to promote Gaelic Games in the local area.

A copy of the plan can be found here or alternatively contact the club PRO for a hard copy.

Communications

Lead: Mark Ronan

Contact: pro.cobh.cork@gaa.ie

In recent years the role of the PRO has become increasingly important, but coupled with this the amount of time involved has become difficult for one person to manage on their own. To reduce the workload on the PRO and to continue to boost the image of the club, the Communication Committee was set up. The committee manage the club website, keep the general membership informed on events and developments in the club, are responsible for reporting on these events, are the link to the media and are also responsible for the publication & distribution of the club newsletter.


Finance & Fundraising

Lead: Pete Drumgoole

Contact: finance.cobhgaaa@gmail.com

The Finance & Fundraising Committee was set up in order to better manage and coordinate all fundraising and social events across the club in conjunction with the Ladies Football and Camogie Clubs. Having a large committee allows a better spread of the workload involved with holding fundraising events such as the club Table Quiz, the Trolley Dash, the Long Pock and other fundraising events throughout the year.

Facilities

Lead: Brian Cullimore

Contact: facilities.cobhgaa@gmail.com

The Facilities Committee is tasked with managing and maintaining club facilities including the pitch, flood lights and dressing rooms. This is a very important committee due to the heavy demands placed on the pitches during the year by the clubs teams but also by the Camogie and Ladies Football clubs, especially the top field which is subject to training 7 days a week during the winter and spring period and this has to be monitored carefully to ensure the quality and survival of the playing surface

Coaching

Lead: Pat Looney

Contact: coaching.cobhgaa@gmail.com

The Coaching Committee is central to the development of the club as it oversees the coaching of all teams from underage up to adult level within the club. The committee has implemented player pathway documents which ensure the correct coaching of all the necessary skills required to play hurling and football, and to ensure the development of young players on the progression through the club. The committee also provides the necessary training to coaches so they can aid in the development of players. 

Development

Lead: John O'Keeffe

Contact: chairperson.cobh.cork@gaa.ie

The Development Committee was set up to better manage the development of the clubs facilities going forward, this includes the clubs playing fields, dressing rooms and the clubhouse. Their job is to identify and plan  major developments within the club which will aid in the overall development of the club. 

Juvenile

Lead: Willie O'Donovan

Contact: secretarybng.cobh.cork@gaa.ie

The Juvenile Committee has been a part of the club for a long time and it has, as it is now, played a vital role in the development of the club to date. Currently the juvenile committee looks after all of the teams from Minor down to U6s and carries out there coaching along with the oversight of the coaching committee. They also organise the annual Street Leagues which attract hundreds of children every autumn to the GAA for some fun competition.

While all these committees have clear roles it is important to note that they all work together with a clear goal which is to develop the position of the club in the community and in terms of performance on the field. The committees will meet throughout the year and they will then report back to the central committee of the club. From here projects which have been planned by each committee can be implemented and carried out.


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