Club's AGM takes place in the Clarion

The club's Annual General Meeting for 2014 was held on Thursday night in the Clarion Hotel.
 
Chairman Tony Quinn opened the meeting and manager Ian Baraclough briefed the members of the club. 
 
He said he was pleased to speak to such a large attendance of members that have "the football club at heart" and reflected on the 2013 season.
 
He said the FAI Cup victory over Drogheda United was a memorable day but the time was now complete and moving forward was his goal. 
 
Chairman Tony Quinn gave his address, saying the Cup win was a fitting reward for the season.
 
He spoke about the upcoming development in the ground and revealed another project, a new entrance way in The Showgrounds, would commence shortly.
 
The chairman said it was vital that the ground developments continued and congratulated everyone associated with the new all-weather facility with work set to begin in 10 days. 
 
He thanked the club's volunteers and the 500 club committee, saying the qualities of assistance given to the football club on a voluntry basis made it stand out from the rest.
 
Secretary Mark Cummins read the minutes of the 2013 meeting and gave his report on the year passed.
 
Treasurer David Rowe made a presentation on the club's accounts. A profit was reported for the year and treasurer Rowe said 2014 will present new challenges, one the entire club must be willing to take on. 
 
The management committee for 2014 was elected as Brendan Lacken, Barry McGettrick, Andy Dodd and Martin Heraghty joined the committee in place of the outgoing Tony Quinn, Rory Houston, Packie Lynch and Tommie Gorman.
 
Vice-chairman Dermot Kelly paid tribute to chairman Quinn. He said he played an important role on the committee for over four decades, thanking his family for their sacrifice to allow him to give so much time to Sligo Rovers. He said his contribution to Sligo Rovers Football Club was immense. He presented the chairman with a league winner's medal from the 2012 season as thank you on behalf of Sligo Rovers for his service. 
 
The members of the club gave a standing occasion and extended applause to the outgoing chairman with members thanking him for service of 42 years to the club. Tributes from members desecribed him as a "quintiessential Sligo Rovers man with total committment to the football club". 
 
Tony Quinn said Sligo Rovers was a massive part of his life and thanks his colleagues and family. He said following the end of 42 years on the committee, he will still continue to be involved in the 500 club and on match nights. 
 
The meeting was concluded and officers on the new committee will be appointed later this month. 

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