At the start of the meeting the Chairman proposed a vote of sympathy to the Farrell family on the recent passing of Pat who was a member of the Signage Committee and had served on a number of other committees in recent years. He also sent best wishes to Sheamus Howlin who is unwell at present.
Club Wexford Passes
The Chairman and Rúnaí had a second meeting with Club Wexford regarding the use of their passes on match days. The matter was again discussed by the Management Committee with the decision remaining as had previously been sanctioned. The official Wexford Season Ticket will be the only accepted admission pass after the end of the National Leagues.
Update on Sponsorship
It was noted that Enniscorthy Electrical Wholesale and Plumbing have committed sponsorship for another year and their name will now be attached to the All County Hurling Leagues. The All County Football Leagues are still available to be sponsored
Innovate has made some proposals to the Board about its branding presence at Wexford Park and it was agreed that the Chairman will discuss the detail of these, and the broader sponsorship agreement, with the company in the coming weeks.
Updates on Finance
The Signage Committee which advises on and manages the process of selling sponsored signs in Wexford Park is seeking additional members to assist with its work. It was agreed that a notice will be included in the match-day programme for the double-header setting out the range of prices for signs in the Park.
The Model County tickets have gone to the printers today and it is hoped to have them available for distribution in the very near future.
Pitches and playing updates
The promotion of the senior hurlers to the top division following their win in Tullamore is a tremendous achievement and all involved with the squad are to be congratulated. It is hoped that the footballers will achieve the same feat in the coming days.
St. Patrick’s Park in Enniscorthy will close next week for re-sodding of the goal areas and it is expected that the pitch will remain closed for 3-4 weeks to allow the new sods to bed in. The importance of ensuring that no heavy physical training is done on playing pitches there or in the Ferns COE was emphasised; instead, such work should be done behind the goals or on adjacent ground.
It was noted that the CCCC proposes to swap round 3 of the junior football with round 1 in order to avoid potential scheduling problems.
Trustees Wexford County Board
A new approach to corporate trustees for GAA Boards and Clubs was launched at the recent Congress and it was agreed that the Board should look into this new model as an alternative to the older system of specific named trustees.
The Committee discussed the issue of coaching in schools and it was noted that it can be difficult to get suitable people who meet the required criteria for the Community Employment schemes via which much GAA coaching is delivered to schools in the county. It was agreed that this opportunity should be widely advertised to Clubs and others with an interest in coaching.
The good progress on the establishment of a county Health and Wellbeing Committee was welcomed and it was noted that this committee’s first meeting will take place on 29 March in the Ferrycarrig Hotel.
The need for additional volunteer stewards was discussed and it was recognised that the likelihood of high profile matches in Wexford Park over the summer makes it pressingly important that more volunteers come forward and undergo the simple training course to prepare them for this role.
Reachtáladh craobhacha chontae Scór Sinsear le linn Seachtain na Gaeilge, leis an príomhchomórtas in Abhallart ar 9 Márta agus an tráth na gceist boird i mBaile an Phiarsaigh. The Scór Sinsear finals took place in Oulart on 9 March and while the quality of performers was high, the number of participating clubs was low. This state of affairs is not unique to Wexford and was discussed at a recent Leinster Council meeting. It was agreed that the matter merits closer examination. It was noted however that there had been a welcome increase in the number of participating clubs in the Scór Table Quiz final on 13 March in Piercestown.