Annual County Convention 2019
November 21, 2019
The Annual County Convention of Limerick CCÉ took place last night, Wednesday, November 20th in Woodlands House Hotel, Adare. The meeting was chaired by Cathaoirleach Séamus Ó Ceallaigh.
This is the most important meeting of the year for the County Board as it is where the officers for the coming year are elected and reports are given on the work of the County Board over the past year. There was good discussion from all in attendance on a lot of topics including the new online membership system, child protection.
Two motions were also discussed - the first, relating to moving the County Fleadh from the June Bank Holiday weekend was not carried. It was agreed by all in attendance that keeping the same weekend each year was preferable and removed the difficulty seen in other counties to find a suitable weekend. The second motion to increase number of entries allowed from each branch per competition in Ceol an Gheimhridh from 3 to 5 was carried after an amendment from the floor suggest a trial of 4 entries per competition for 2020 with a review to be held afterwards.
|Cathaoirleach||Séamus Ó Ceallaigh|
|Leas Cathaoirleach||Liam Ó Guiní|
|Rúnaí||Ultan Ó Maolcatha|
|Leas Rúnaí||Eibhlín Uí Mhaoldomhnaigh|
|Caidreamh Poiblí (PRO)||Séamus Ó hAirtnéide|
|Cisteoir||Eibhlín Uí Mhaoldomhnaigh|
|Inuchóir||Bernie Uí Shiocháin|
|Inuchóir||Éamon Ó Murchú|
|Treoraí na Gaeilge||Seán Ó Cinnéide|
|Oifigeach na nÓg||Ian Mac Síthigh|
|Delegate to Munster Council||Ultan Ó Maolcatha|
|Delegate to Munster Council||Séamus Ó Ceallaigh|
The guest speaker on the night was Oisín Mac Diarmada, director and chief examiner of Scrúdú Ceol Tíre. Oisín spoke about the SCT syllabus, the breakdown of instruments taking the exams and the geographical spread of examination centres. There were plenty of questions from the floor throughout his presentation including minimum age requirements and potential for a course to bridge the gap between completing the SCT exam syllabus and attending the TTCT course.
All branches were encouraged once more to support the upcoming Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan in Newcastle West. The launch of Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan will take place on Wednesday, 27th November in the Longcourt House Hotel, Newcastle West at 8.30pm.