Pro snippet – Management meeting update

The end of season Management Committee meeting took place this evening at Willowfield BC.

The President M Nutt opened by paying tribute to Past President and Hon Member Richmond McKay who passed away recently – the delegates stood for a minutes silence.

A number of issues were discussed;

The issue of Ladies playing in Midweek leagues will be examined by a joint working party.

Next years IBA Finals will be hosted by Dun Laoghire while the Under 25 International series will be held at Belmont BC.

The Treasurer reported that membership is down a further 50 members this year while expenditure continues to rise.

Delegates were asked to ensure that any additional requests (and payment) for tickets to the Centenary Dinner and Presentation of Prizes at Belfast City Hall, with all names, are to be made by 14th October.

The GP committee nominated Billy Patton (Old Bleach BC) for Honorary Membership – Billy was PGL President in 1985, IBA President in 1993, has been a delegate for 30 years and served as a selector for 25 years.

Albert Foundary have deferred nominating the PGL Vice President post for 2018 and by rota this will now go to Ballymena.

A number of Notices of Motion were highlighted and clubs are asked to ensure that delegates are briefed on how to vote on these at the AGM.

There was some discussion regarding the format and rules regarding play in the Midweek league. Although almost every club is struggling to fulfill fixtures without using Saturday players there appears to be little desire to make changes.

The final on green event of the Centenary year will be the Minnis Trophy to be held at Larne BC on Saturday 23rd September.