Report of the August Meeting of the Executive Committee of the LCU
Meeting: Thursday 4th August 2011
Present: Eddie Lewis (President), Mary Sharp (Hon. Secretary), Gerry Fennell (Hon. Treasurer), Matt Sheridan (Past President), Jim Bennett, Louis Hogan and Kevin Gallagher
Apologies: Davie Cooke and Sharon Smyth
Minutes of meetings held on 7th July – these were signed as a true record of the previous meeting.
Matters arising – the response from the President to John Mullins, President of Phoenix was noted in connection with the re-fixed Clontarf match. The OCC are asked to note the contents for next year.
Record of Decisions [made between meetings]
Appeal by Railway U against decision by OCC – decision of OCC upheld.
Appeal from Women’s Committee : Leinster 2 v Rush 2 – decision of women’s committee upheld
Cricket Ireland: On behalf of Cricket Ireland Matt Sheridan thanked the LCU clubs for hosting the under 19 tournament matches all went well. It was noted that Ireland v Namibia is on in September in Stormont.
Decisions for Executive
Agreement was given to the following proposals:
- Trailer scheme – Approved as per the proposal circulated. Budget €10,000 [ex VAT]
- Loans to clubs – Approved as per the proposal circulated subject to Finance Committee sign off on final terms of loan agreement. Provisional budget is €10,000 per annum up to maximum of €50,000 [this last figure subject to ratification by Finance Committee based on ensuring that an acceptable level of reserves are maintained by LCU]
- South Dublin Development Officer – Approved as per the proposal circulated. LCU to arrange for matching funding. A number of sources for this funding were discussed.
Updates on current issues
Insurance –meeting has been scheduled for following week between our insurers and representatives of the Union.
Establishment of Grounds Committee – it was agreed to defer this to next year and the committee structure is to be included in the rules.
Monthly financial report [Hon Treasurer] – The following clubs have the amounts as stated outstanding at the end of July: Dublin University €1919, Laois €1950, Phoenix €4300, Rush €3925, Sandyford €1650, Wicklow County €2000 and YMCA €3250. The invoice for the next set of umpires’ expenses is due to go out over the next few days.
OCC – usual ongoing items with respect to starring lists and fixtures. A discussion was held by the OCC with respect to the accreditation scheme a discussion on this is to commence over the winter.
Youth / Schools section – all competitions are going ahead and some have been completed. To date there are no children’s officer nominations received from the following clubs Merrion, Malahide, Leinster, Railway Union, Rush, North County, Balbriggan, Laois and The Hills. These positions are very important and are a legal obligation and all clubs are asked to comply with this and contact Aideen Rice immediately.
Two child protection courses run recently with 6 and 8 people.
Coach development workshop run recently and well attended by about 12 people.
New code of ethics and good practice issued from Cricket Ireland.
Women’s section – all competitions going ahead and all the cup finals are scheduled with the Minor Cup Final between Railway Union v North Kildare 2, Junior Cup between Clontarf 2 v Rush 2 and the Senior Cup Final between Merrion and Pembroke.
Development committee – they are scheduled to meet on Monday 15th August. A notice with respect to a seminar in Croke Park has been distributed to all clubs.
Finance committee – they are scheduled to meet on Monday 15th August. No meeting since last meeting of the executive.
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Discipline hearings – there are various comments back from a circular from the President and these will be discussed over the winter. Louis Hogan asked if there is a grading system in place for the umpires by the captains and it was noted that there is.
A note on fees for clubs will be discussed at the next meeting. This will also go to the finance committee..
Next meeting – the date of the next meeting is Thursday, 1st September