The Captain and President represented the club at the A.G.M. of the Cavan/ Monaghan Alliance in Belturbet on Friday evening last. In his report the Secretary,Fergus Lane, stressed the difficulties he had encountered in communicating with clubs during the year and “sometimes thought that people were deliberately trying to avoid contact”. He also felt that this problem had more to do with communication within clubs as between the clubs and theAlliance. There was full agreement that this must be tackled and all delegates attending undertook to rectify the situation within their own clubs. Clones, under the direction of our Captain will be doing so immediately. He is determined to ensure that all information will be communicated to the relevant people and they, in turn, will be expected to carry out their duties accordingly. Fergus also stated, “after a lot of manoeuvring and quite a few hiccups all but one of the cups and trophies were decided” All of the one day events were extremely successful and well organised as was the Alliance Shield but there appeared to be a lack of interest in the others. As a result it was agreed to abandon the Treacy Cup and the Howell Cup for this year. After intervention from Clones the Norman Cinnamon Cup was given a reprieve for another year in the hope that interest might be revived and participation improved. The alliance Cup will be held in Clones this year on a date to be arranged.
The Captain, Gerard, outlined the Clones program of events for the Centenary year and was given a great reception. The club will indeed have the support of our friends in theAllianceduring this historic year of 2013.