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