Game on as Redmonds GAA club is saved

Game on as Redmonds GAA club is saved
Edwin Callanan and his grandmother, Ita O'Mahony, both Redmonds GAA club members. Picture: Jim Coughlan.

AN EGM of Redmonds GAA club at their premises on Wednesday night saw a full complement of officers elected for next season.

The once thriving southside club was in grave danger of going out of business a few weeks ago because of a failure to secure enough personnel to run its affairs and getting the required numbers to field teams.

However, a rallying call went out to everybody with an association to the club and it was decided to hold an EGM in a final attempt to keep this once great club in business.

The call was answered emphatically last night with 10 officers elected as well as six committee members.

Development Officer of the Cork County Board, Pat Horgan, chaired the meeting which was attended by over 50 people, while coaching officer Ronan Dwane was also in attendance.

Club stalwart Mick O’Shea was elected chairman again, while Ryan Corcoran will fill the role of secretary.

Ed O’Sullivan is the new club treasurer while Francie Holland is the vice-chair.

Chairman O’Shea told the Evening Echo today that he was delighted that the club will be up and running again for the new season.

“We got a good response last night and I am delighted that the club has been saved.

“There was a lot of enthusiasm shown at the meeting and the main thing for us now is that Redmonds will be on the field in 2019.

“We will play Junior C championship and will hope to graduate from there.’’

Redmonds, intermediate champions in 1914.
Redmonds, intermediate champions in 1914.


County Board officer Horgan was delighted with the outcome. 

“It was very important that a club with such a rich heritage has been saved. I was impressed with the enthusiasm and attitude displayed at the EGM. These small units of the association are its lifeblood and we all know the great history of Redmonds. I am looking forward to seeing their colours back on the playing fields of the city division in 2019.”

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