A Longford GAA Supporters Club launched under the banner of Club Longford at the AGM of the Longford GAA County Board on Thursday 12th December 2019.
The remit of Club Longford is to generate incremental new revenue from sources within and outside the County for the ongoing benefit and development of Gaelic games in Longford.
The initial efforts of Club Longford will focus on the twin objectives of building membership of our new supporter’s club for an annual subscription of €40 and the sale of signage around Glennon Brothers Pearse Park on a multi-annual basis as part of a Corporate Membership package in the medium-term. The Committee will review the potential to develop other activities over time with the aim of ensuring our county teams can fulfill their potential at all grades.
The Club Longford Committee, which will operate as a sub-committee of Longford County Board, comprises of members from eight clubs around the County. The members live both in and outside the County and bring a broad range of skills and expertise. The Committee is chaired by Mark Connellan (Longford Slashers), Secretary is Thomas Conefrey (Dromard) and Treasurer is Albert Cooney (Rathcline). A full list of all Committee members can be found here.
www.clublongford.ie has been established where supporters are able to sign up online for membership of Club Longford in addition to providing a forum for communication with members. The Club also has have a twitter account @clublongford to facilitate regular communication.
A priority of The Committee from the outset has been to establish transparent and rigorous procedures regarding financial control and good governance of Club Longford. The Committee has drafted and approved a comprehensive governance policy and the establishment of Club Longford was recently approved by executive members of the County Board (Governance). The governance document is summarised on the Club Longford website. Club Longford will operate to the highest governance standards in line with the rules and procedures set out in this policy.
There is little doubt that there is a
strong support for all County teams both within the County and elsewhere among
the Longford diaspora, near and far. We believe that with a concerted effort,
the correct structures, professional and transparent governance the activities
of Club Longford can assist Longford GAA to develop and compete at the highest
levels in the coming years. We look forward to playing a part in that journey.