The following were elected.
|Gerry Carragher, Fr Michael Gilsenan and Jimmy O’Reilly
|Leas-Chathaoirleacht (Vice Chairperson)
|Roseanna ClarkeDamien Clarke
|Runaí Cúnta Assistant Secretary
|Oifigeach Cultúr agus Teanga (Officer for Culture and the Irish Language)
|Oifigeach Coudreamh Poibit (PRO)
|Oifigeach Oiliunt: (Coaching Officer)
|Aogan Og Farrell
|Games Development Officer
|Grounds Development Officer
|Sabrina Shalvey, Jim McNally, Patrick McBride, Roseleen Fox, Donal Murphy, Aogan O’Fearghail, Derville McDermott, Raymond Quinn, Seamus Fox, Thomas McDonald, Benny McIntyre, Ena Clerkin, Eadaoin Fox, Seamus Morris and Donal McQuillan
SECRETARY’S REPORT 2023
During the year all our teams provided great entertainment. Participation and enjoyment at
underage level all year was exceptional. I don’t need to go into detail as our Coaching Officer, LGFA
and Camogie Reports tell it all. A great effort was put in by so many to try and keep juvenile football
and camogie alive and joyful for all. It is important going forward that the fun element is not
forgotten and that children, players, coaches, match officials and all volunteers are treated with
RESPECT. Poor behaviour at matches towards children and match officials is becoming more
common across the GAA and we as volunteers, parents, coaches and supporters must take
responsibility and play our part for zero tolerance of same.
Our U20 team started off the year by winning their league. Our Reserve men and Senior men
displayed some great football and won Div 3 League and managed to stay Intermediate.
I just want to thank all committee members, coaches and players for their help to me as secretary
and I have to especially mention our Chairperson Jimmy, Treasurer Patricia, Vice Chairpersons
Roseanna and Damien, Assistant Secretary Pauline and the list could go on. Unfortunately for all
involved Sabrina has stepped down as PRO for the coming year but I know she will help if needed.
Sadly on the 24 th April we lost our President Patsy Boyle who was a lifelong supporter and friend. Ar
dheis dé go raibh a anam.
I ask all here to help in some way in the coming year 2023 as we all need help and encouragement.
There is an unbelievable amount of work involved in the day to day running of the Club including
Insurance, registration, fixtures, fundraising, ground maintenance and last but most important Child
and Player welfare. Rules and guidelines must be followed to protect the Club, our juveniles and
ourselves as individuals volunteering both for now and into the future.
I especially want to thank our Senior Management team in 2023 and in particular Gerard McGeough,
Benny McIntyre, Ken Coughlan and Damien Clarke. I found them very helpful and professional in all
dealings during the year. Thanks to Aoife McDonald for all her help with Physio. Thanks to Tony
Mahon for keeping the grounds in great shape and to Damien Clarke who always is available to do
whatever needed around our facilities.
Gratitude to all voluntary help which is what the Club is made off – where would we be without you
all —- yourselves on committee, coaches, lotto sellers/helpers and this year all who helped with our
tuck shop at home games. A special thanks to Donal Murphy who is now refereeing within the
County for underage and Reserve games. It is just brilliant to have a Referee from the Club and
hopefully more will follow.
Last but definitely not least I want to thank Liam Fox and Ellen Gallagher for representing Drumgoon
in Cavan Dancing All Stars. For a small Club like ours we were one of the 1 st Clubs to have a couple
which shows to me that the future is bright when you have young volunteers willing to help. They
not alone volunteered, they gave their full commitment to dancing and raising €9548 for Cavan GAA
without any help. Their hard work and dedication paid off as they were overall winners out of 23
couples. They won 2 lovely trophies and the title and we as a Club get €25000. Well-deserved
achievement for them and funds much needed for the Club. This money will be used for future
development of Boyle Park.
In conclusion, I wish everyone a Happy and healthy Christmas and New year. May 2024 bring Good
Health and plenty more fun and games for all.
Mairéad Ní hAodha
Drumgoon Ladies Report
2023 was a transitionary year. The challenge was in blending new minor players into the
senior team and ensuring good numbers at training and to field in every fixture in Spring
League, the Adult League and the Intermediate championship. With brilliant management
from Damian Clarke, trainer Mark Murray and female officer, Diane Pepper and assistance
from Jimmy O Reilly training, they missed out on a quarter final position in the championship
but maintained intermediate status, finished mid table in the spring league and got to the
final of the Div 4 Adult League (which we contested the semi final in 2022) so that was a
brilliant step up for the senior ladies team. They were unfortunate not to win the final in
Rathluden a few weeks ago but its something to build on for next year.
Two senior ladies represented our club at County Senior level – Well done to Sarah Clarke &
The senior team have already had their players meeting & there was a lot of positive
feedback from the year and look forward to the year ahead. Mark Murray has agreed to
manage the team next year. A huge thanks to Damian Clarke for his hard work and
dedication over the last number of years.
We would like to thank our Main Sponsor Patrick Moynagh & Moynagh Accounting for the
lovely set of training tops & the continued support and belief in our ladies team.
Our underage had a good year with our U8/U10 competing well at all Blitz’s. Thanks to
Coaches Aisling McDermott, Pat Mc Entee, Tess and Seamus McCann and all other
helpers at trainings. The u6 girls were a joy to watch under coaches Adrian Crosson,
Marie Mc Quaid and Sinead Pepper
The u12 girls reached the final of both Spring & Autumn Div4 leagues but were
unfortunate to lose out, great skills were developed throughout the year. The U14
team won the league in June and reached the semi final in the championship but lost
out to a very strong Crosserlough team. Thanks to Coaches u12 Michael Ward and
Elaine Clerkin. U14 Coaches Roisin Carroll & Martin Carragher.
Our U16 girls had a successful year, they reached the Div5 League Semi Final in May
and narrowly lost but went on to win the Division 5 Championship in September.
Thanks to coaches Jimmy Reilly & Diane Pepper.
Our Minor girls are in middle of 2023 Competition coached by Aisling Mc Dermott and
Finally we would to thank the committee, always a pleasure to be on Boyle Park for both
training and games, brilliant to have hall for meeting and training.
Rosaleen Fox, Chairperson
Drumgoon Camogie 2023
U8/U10/U12 Camógs: The season ran from April to October with great numbers attending trainings
and all ages took part in many blitzes throughout the year. The U12’s participated in Cavan League
reaching semi-final and displaying some great skills. They also travelled to Tyrone in July to take part
in Ulster Blitz Day. Dernakesh school team participated in Cumann na mBunscol but lost to strong
team in group stages. Thanks to Collie Mc Caffrey for his encouragement and training in the lead up
to Blitz Day, hosted by Drumgoon.
U14’s/U16’s/U18’s: Again we had great numbers turning out for these teams all year. The U14’s
reached the Div. 1 Championship final and while they played great they came up against a very
strong Bailieboro team, but it was a great achievement to get to the final. U16’s had some good
wins in both league and championship but lost out to the eventual winners in the semi-finals. U18’s
had a fantastic year. They comprehensively beat Denn in the Championship Final in Breffni Park in
September and they have the League final yet to play in Lacken on Dec. 2 nd .
Seniors: With 38 players registered to play at senior level this year we were in a position to field
teams in both junior and intermediate level. While results didn’t go our way we had a number of
girls making their debut at senior level and there is great potential in this group players going
In April the Co. Board ran the ‘Kube’ as a fundraiser. Sarah Clarke represented Drumgoon Camogie
and came 2 nd in a very tight final. We were very proud of Sarah’s performance, and she won €250
for the club. We’d also like to congratulate Ellen and Liam on their fantastic achievement on
winning Dancing With The Stars recently. They really did the club and community proud.
A big thank you to all the coaches, parents and volunteers who helped out in anyway during the
year. We had a total of 103 players registered this year and the club is in a good position going into
We would like to thank Drumgoon Éire Óg committee for accommodating us throughout the year
and especially Jimmy for facilitating us in every way possible and Tony for keeping the pitches in
such good condition all year.