- The matrix of the new “Club Safety Statement” being proposed by Leinster Council is now ready. A Club Night for club chairpersons secretaries and safety co-ordinators will be held shortly in each county and in our case it will be presented by Mick O’Toole of the Leinster Safety Committee.
- A one-day seminar on Pitch Maintenance will be given by Stuart Wilson Chief Steward Croke Park on 8th November next. One representative from each county will be invited to attend.
The programme for the Louth club Pitch Maintenance and Premises Presentation Course is not yet finalised but it will be held during October on a Saturday in St. Mary’s Ardee. It proved very popular and useful last year and it is anticipated that it will be more comprehensive this time with added subjects like general presentation of premises and hedge/shrubbery maintenance included. The cost will be commensurate with the expense of providing expert submissions but it will be kept to a minimum so as to encourage greater participation.
- Leinster Officials revisited the county again regarding Grant-aid with follow-up meetings with St. Mary’s Ardee and St. Kevins.
At present I am in consultation with Cúchulainn Gaels also regarding development.
- A general stewards training course will be held in the county during January next. This will be an obligatory retraining for those previously involved and new recruits.
- “Club Maith” accreditation scheme for Louth is still seeking a general sponsor. Several firms have been approached and it is hoped to have a favourable outcome soon. The scheme will be launched during October.
Tomás Ó hEochaidh