Wexford GAA will issue a bulletin as soon as possible after every Management and County Board meeting, as follows:
- To every Club, via email (by the Co. Sec)
- To local media sports editors, via email (by the PRO)
- To the wider world, via social media (by the PRO)
This bulletin will set out the key issues discussed at these meetings, subject to normal confidentiality requirements. The main components of each bulletin will be discussed by the Management Committee at the end of each meeting; there will be 100% clarity on what scope exists for individual members to comment publicly on these components.
To encourage strongest possible engagement by Clubs at County Board Committee meetings, the meetings will not typically be open to media attendance. However, local media may be invited by the PRO to attend on occasion (for instance, when championship draws are being made).
Coiste Bainistí Loch Garman encourages a strong and open dialogue with the Clubs and seeks regular attendance by all Clubs. A thorough record of attendance at County Board Committee meetings will be kept and will be published on an annual basis (in our convention booklet).
Coiste Bainistí Loch Garman are confident that this approach has the following benefits:
- It is consistent with the approach taken in other counties and at Provincial Council and Central Council level
- It will allow Club delegates to speak freely at Co. Board meetings and will encourage greater interaction with Clubs
- The Co. Board is taking a proactive approach to getting information out in a timely and consistent fashion
- Personalised reporting has, in the past, caused great distress to GAA volunteers and their families; media will be reminded to focus on the issues rather than the individuals involved as all are volunteers giving of their time to strengthen Wexford GAA
Wexford GAA Management Committee
Meeting 29/12/16 – Bulletin
There was a general discussion on planning for 2017 which will be an exciting year given the enthusiasm already generated by the appointment of two high calibre senior managers and with the potential of home championship matches in both codes against high profile opponents as well as the fact of hosting the Féile hurling competition. The completion of the Ferns Centre of Excellence in 2017 will be another major milestone for Wexford GAA.
The Committee agreed a proactive approach to communications on foot of County Board and Management Committee meetings. In particular, it was agreed that a bulletin setting out the key issues discussed at these meetings will be circulated, as soon as possible after such meetings, to each Club, to local media and will then be published via social media. To encourage strong and open engagement with Clubs at County Board meetings, the meetings will not be open to media attendance except when they have been specifically invited to attend by the County Secretary.
Further to the ratification of John Nolan as manager of the minor football team at the Committee’s November meeting, the appointment of two selectors to work with him – namely Mattie Forde and Luke O’Hanlon – was ratified by the Committee. The Committee wishes both minor managers, John Nolan and Eamon Scallan (Ferns St. Aidans, hurling) the best of luck in the year ahead.
It is hoped to discuss the membership of the various sub-committees of the Management Committee at the next meeting which is scheduled for Monday 23 January 2017. Each officer has been asked to draw up plans for the year by then.
It was agreed to hold the first County Board meeting of 2017 on Tuesday 31 January 2017.