Presentation on theme: "DECEASED SINCE LAST AGM Wally Stevens of Neptune, former Secretary and President of IARU Finbar Crowley, Father of Peter and former President of Shandon."— Presentation transcript:
DECEASED SINCE LAST AGM Wally Stevens of Neptune, former Secretary and President of IARU Finbar Crowley, Father of Peter and former President of Shandon Gary Buckley, son of Gerry, Cork B.C. Charlie Hennessey, MCHBC Des OSullivan, Neptune, and OCI
BOARD Over half the Board members changed in the last 2 years with resulting big changes in committees. A heavy workload throughout the year with; coach education very active; two Championship Regattas and the Coupe in Ireland; Two crews making it to tenth place in the Olympics and Sinead Jennings winning silver in LW1x in-house work on a new strategic plan; extensive and imaginative work by an ad hoc group from the Umpires and DE committees in preparation for the Rule change EGM in January
BOARD (cont) Two serious disciplinary matters dealt with and one further matter pending Re-branding and a new logo Women in Sport initiative on the coaching side Policy on Photography of minors Beginning of Police Vetting Liaison with ICRF
BOARD Meeting with Senior Team in NRC; This was a meeting to make formal contact although we mostly all knew each other. Should be done annually at an early stage of the season.
BOARD There is need for a survey of clubs – membership and facilities. This will be managed by the office and the Branches. The purpose is to present the real picture of the ACTUAL numbers of people involved in running our clubs. The only membership figures we can show are competitor registrations.
DEVELOPMENT There are two VOLUNTEER development officers, John OKeefe and Mark Wickham, much of whose efforts have been directed to the Dry Row programme. The successful re-opening of Sligo Rowing club illustrates the need for enthusiastic coaching members and separately, an administrative structure for a club to get going well.
HISTORICAL Drogheda 1864 1871 Sligo R.C. held a regatta on Lough Gill Newry ~1872
ADAPTIVE ROWING The Board has ordered some adaptive equipment which will be available for use in the branches(See CEOs report)
NRC Nearly finished. The final course facilities – start and finish, eight lanes, are now financed and moving forward.
Clubs and athletes CLUBS: Full; 66; New or revived;Commercial Killarney, Drogheda, Rosscarbery, St. Brendans, Three Castles, Workmen Unaffiliated in 2008; Athy, Bluecoat, Castletownshend, Col. Ciarain, DFRA, Kenmare, Lady Elizabeth
CLUBS Restricted College affiliation (for University Championships only) –Cork IT –DCU * –DIT * –GS College –GMIT * –LIT –NUIM * New
Restricted Schools 6 in 2007 11 in 2008 Could we put on a Head for Schools?
Junior Championship J. MenJ. Women Juniors(07)263 (+57%)194(+60%) (08) 228 ( -13%) 194 Overall (07)457 (+58%) (08)422 ( -7.6%)
Championship entry totals (07 IN BLACK/ 08 IN RED) Women Senior103(-10%) 115 (+11%) Inter112(-3%)143 (+11%) Novice211(+70%)109(-51%) Total426(+20%) 376 (-13%) MEN Senior147(-30%) 236(+60%) Inter180(+12%) 247(+37%) Novice204(+15%) 149 (-22%) Total531 (-1%) 632 (+19%) Overall957 (+7%) 1008 (+ 5%)
Championship entry totals (07 IN BLACK/ 08 IN RED) Inter/Novice MEN 384 /396(+2%) WOMEN322/252 (-21%)
RANDOM IDEAS Community Games are moving to Athlone, Can we – should we - get rowing into the Games? 22 counties have clubs with 3 of the others having common borders. Suggested events; 1x age 10 & 12 & 14 M/F Mixed doubles USE TRIMMY- type boats
RANDOM IDEAS There are 2 tours planned for September- can we plan a FISA tour in the next few years?
RANDOM IDEAS With 8 lanes available, what would coaches think of using them in the championships? It would have reduced the number of Championship races by ~ 20% in 2007
RANDOM IDEAS The Senior 8 trophy was first contested in 1912. Can we do something different for the event in 2012? - Make it an open event Hold it separately from all other championships and require every club to take part Other
RANDOM IDEAS Re-establish an inter-provincial regatta; Senior to J16?