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        Vice President of the GAA visits the Western Canadian Clubs in Calgary

        posted 6 Apr 2012 12:45 by Unknown user   [ updated 6 Apr 2012 12:47 ]
        In moving forward with the Canadian County Board's  2012 - 2015
        Strategic Plan, the President from Ulster Council and a Vice-President
        of the Gaelic Athletic Association (Aogan O Fearghail), the President
        of the Toronto Divisional Board (Sean Harte) and the President of the
        Canadian County Board (Brian Farmer) met with the Western Divisional
        Board of the GAA and club delegates from Western Canada.

        There was a willingness to develop and work together in providing
        similar support mechanisms for the development of Gaelic Games in
        Western Canada, as has been provided to the clubs in Ontario and
        Quebec. Efforts to unify for a National platform for our games along
        with an open forum for all starting points found in the Strategic Plan
        were on the agenda.

        From March 31st to April 3 in Calgary, a variety of people were in
        dialogue.  Club histories were presented by the Fort McMurray
        Shamrocks: Shane Gilhooley, Brian Walsh and Gary Dolan; Edmonton Wolfe
        Tones: Robert Murphy and Jessie McKitrick; Red Deer/Lethbridge Eire
        Og: Rory Lynch, Blaine Lavery and Daniel Kerr; Vancouver Irish
        Sporting and Social Club: Ronan Matthews and Jerry McCarthy; and
        Calgary Chieftain's Barry Sinclair.

        The Western Canada Divisional Board's history was shared by Chair Kim
        Budd (Edmonton). Toronto's Divisional Board History was shared by
        Chair Sean Harte and the Strategic Plan was highlighted by Chair Brian
        Farmer. Aogan O'Fearghail added his international  and well-thought
        out perspectives on the Strategic Plan also.

        Discussion points that followed included the May 26th Ladies Football
        All Star visit to Toronto, a Canadian National Championship over the
        Labour Day Weekend in 2013 and every year thereafter, a one day
        referee course in Edmonton before the start of the playing season,
        Youth and Coaching Development, along with insurance related
        questions.

        The Canadian County Board is grateful to be twinned with Ulster
        Council and appreciated the willingness to assist with the development
        of Gaelic games in Canada.

        PHOTO

        Front Row (L-R) - Rob Murphy and son, Brian Farmer, Aogan O'Fearghail,
        Kim Budd, Jessie McKitrick and John O'Flynn

        Back Row (L-R) - Ronan Matthews, Daniel Kerr, Jerry McCarthy, Blaine
        Lavery, Rory Lynch and Sean Harte
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