The NIPGBL AGM was held in the Ballymena BC this afternoon, was well attended and dealt with numerous notices of motion.
The outgoing President Sam Cunningham opened the meeting with a moments silence for those members who passed away this year including Hon Members Tom Sutton and Ronnie Harper.
Following the receipt of reports J R Nicholl (Ballymena) was elected as President with William Angus (Pickie) Senior Vice President and Peter McKnight (Ulster Transport) Junior Vice President.
The other officers were re-elected with Michael Nutt taking over as Public Relations Officer.
Colin Campbell (CI Knock) was awarded with a 10 year badge.
Following some discussion a notice of motion was passed which will open NIPGBL league and cup competitions to ladies. Some fine tuning will be required and a number of amendments will be brought before the Management Committee in March.
A number of notices were also discussed in relation to selection of players and the GP Committee will bring options to that meeting.
A new post of Webmaster has been created and will shortly be advertised by the GP Committee. Anyone interested should contact the Hon Secretary for a job description.
Clubs in Division 3 should note that they can now opt to enter either the Senior or Junior Cup – please note this on the entry sheet.
Long serving Treasurer Derek Forsythe was surprised and delighted to be in inducted as an Hon Member.
Owenbeg BC were re-admitted to the league.
J R Nicholl thanked everyone for attending, wished them a happy Christmas and looked forward to a successful and enjoyable 2019.