The membership of the Vienna Gaels gathered for the 2018 Annual General Meeting on Thursday last, the 18th of January at Flanagan’s. Chaired by outgoing Chairperson Simon Deignan, lots of interesting discussions were had by the membership and a new committee was elected for 2018.
Fresh faces for 2018
After several years of service to the club, Simon Deignan, Bernie Motal, Darren Gleeson and Chris O’ Reilly stepped down from their posts of Chairperson,Health/Wellbeing Officer, Secretary and PRO, respectively. The club owes a huge debt of gratitude to all for their fantastic work for the club. In their place, Jimmy ‘The Knife’ Cunningham was promoted to the post of Chairperson, with Anna Psintrou filling the vacated position of Vice Treasurer. Katie Riley was promoted to the vacant Secretary position, with Cian Scollard taking the role of Vice Secretary. Anita Deignan is staying on as Treasurer, Noel Fitzgerald replaced Chris O’ Reilly as PRO, while finally Clara Meiners replaced ‘The Body’ Motal as Health and Wellbeing Officer.
Vienna Gaels Committee 2018
- Jimmy Cunningham – Chairperson
- Anita Deignan – Treasurer
- Anna Psintrou – Vice Treasurer
- Katie Riley – Secretary
- Cian Scollard – Vice Secretary
- Noel Fitzgerald – Public Relations Officer
- Clara Meiners – Health and Wellbeing Officer
Youth Committee established
With the Irish community in Vienna expanding more and more every year, that has lead to a number of junior Gaels keen to follow in their parents footsteps. On the heels of discussions on this topic, a youth committee has been established with the aim of organising summer sessions of Gaelic football and hurling for the young Irish population of Vienna. It will be headed up by Barry Lunn and Diarmuid O’ Riain. Stay tuned over the coming months for more details.
Progressive Dinner 2018
The ever-successful Vienna Gaels Progressive Dinner returns for the fourth installment on March 3rd. Pair up with a friend for an evening of socialising and food. Kicking off at 18:00, you will attend three houses where you will share a three course dinner at three different addresses. There are 6 people at each meal, three groups of two. You stay with your partner for the evening and will meet two different couples at each course. One of the courses will be served by you and your partner at your home, plus your 4 guests. All participants then meet up for a drink afterwards.
Cost is €30 per person (discount available, please contact the club). You will get a full three-course meal and accompanying drinks for this money, plus every penny goes to the club!
Sign up here to take part:
Show your pride in the club – Vienna Gaels gear for sale!
Club hoodies (42 euro) and tracksuit tops (40 euro) are currently for sale. The perfect gift! Children’s sizes also available, please contact the club at firstname.lastname@example.org to order.