Lisnagarvey Hockey to change status to Community Amateur Sports Club

Lisnagarvey Hockey Club gets its Ulster League campaign underway at Comber Road with a match against Banbridge. US1438-526cd  Picture: Cliff Donaldson
Lisnagarvey Hockey Club gets its Ulster League campaign underway at Comber Road with a match against Banbridge. US1438-526cd Picture: Cliff Donaldson

Lisnagarvey Hockey Club are to change their status to a Community Amateur Sports Club out-going chairman John Gray announced at the club’s AGM.

The Lisnagarvey Hockey Club A.G.M. took place in the clubhouse last week and was well attended.

The out-going chairman John Gray reported that the club had achieved a sound financial footing due to better use of it’s assets and also announced that Lisnagarvey H.C. would, after discussion and a vote, change it’s status to a Community Amateur Sports Club. This would benefit the club in many directions in the years to follow.

He also confirmed the club would be installing solar panels to eventually reduce electricity costs to a significant degree, the panels would be installed during the summer.

The chairman also related the problems the club had encountered over the past season especially with the inauguration of the Irish Hockey League and the difficulties with Ulster Hockey which resulted. However, he was now looking forward to the first season of the I.H.L. with the strength of the league driving Lisnagarvey hockey to an even higher standard.

On the pitch, he was quick to report that both Mens and Womens sections were eagerly awaiting the new season and that the youth section was also thriving.

The new club chairman Mark Murray was also looking forward to the challenges of the season to come and asked for the members to get more involved in the affairs of the club and to interact more with each other.

The following officers were then elected by the members.

Club Patrons; Howard Clarke and Robert Howard

President ; Michael Bowden

Trustees ; Robert Howard, Walter Mercer, Jimmy Kirkwood and Alan Dowd.

Vice Presidents were elected en bloc

Chairman; Mark Murray

Vice Chairman; Jennifer Howard

Honorary Secretary; Jamie Miller

Honorary Treasurer; Ian Davidson

Membership Secretary; Lorraine Murphy

Grounds Convenor; David Henderson

Selection Convenor, Men; Walter Carruthers

Selection Convenor, Ladies; Katherine Beckett

House Convenor; David Henderson

Social Convenor; Jason Lynch

Communications and P.R.; vacant

Fundraising Convenor , Eileen Gourley

Elected Officers to Management Committee; Eileen McKillop, Kyle Lunn and Katherine Beckett.

Captain Mens Ist XI; Jonny Bell

Vice captain Mens 1ST XI; vacant

Captain Ladies ; Hannah McKeown

Vice captain Ladies; Heather Coulter

Captain Mens 2nd XI; Philip Stirling

Captain Ladies 2nd XI ; vacant

Captain Mens 3rd XI, Richard McConkey

Captain L;adies 3rd XI; vacant

Captain Mens 4th Xi; vacant

Captain Ladies 4th XI; vacant

Captain Mens 5th XI; vacant

Captain Ladies 5th XI; vacant

Captain Mens 6th XI; Peter Watson

Honorary Match Secretary Mens; Michael Bowden

Honorary Match Secretary Ladies; Sam Spence

Mens Ist XI Coach; Errol Lutton

Ladies Ist XI Coach; David Agnew.

Mens Ist XI Manager; Nigel Howard

Ladies 1ST XI Manager;Willy Brown

Elected to Mens Selection Committee; Howard Clarke, Bob Shearer, Nigel Howard, one position vacant.

Elected to Ladies Selection Committee; Jennifer Howard, Willy Brown, two positions vacant.

Club Auditors; Johnston/Kennedy DFK