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P.P.U.I. - 09/03/2019 - Updates from Templemore

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5.25pm 

Convention has concluded here in Templemore, a massive thank you to all who followed us today as we solemnly and poignantly remembered Helen McMorrow by posthumously awarding her the 2019 Hall of Fame award and also welcomed our former Secretary Peg Smith as our newest Patron. Congratulations to Mark Keohane on his election as our new Vice-President as we welcome Liam Leahy back to the NEC for the first time since 2016 as our new Youth Officer.
 
Bryan Delaney and Ger Ward were honoured as our No 1 ranked players as Marise Carroll of the Dublin County Board accepted the Ladies award on Ger’s behalf. Further information on today can be found on our blog on the website at present and tomorrow we will post our President Mervyn Cooney’s speech to delegates at today’s Meeting. Until then it is a goodbye and a safe home to all from Templemore. 

 

5.20pm 

All recommendations have been discussed. Meeting nearing conclusion. 

4.45pm 

Motion 39 defeated, that concludes motions. 

4.40pm 

Motion 38 in relation to 40 seconds to take shot from time ball is addressed is carried. 

Motion 37 carried, ball search now down to three minutes. 

4.35pm 

Motion 36 carried. 

Motion 35 in relation to changing from shoulder drop to knee drop gets a simple majority but not a two-thirds, DEFEATED. 

4.25pm 

Motion 33 withdrawn, Motion 34 wins a simple majority but not enough (two-thirds) to be carried. DEFEATED. 

4.20pm 

Motion 32. optional use of a third club (one of which must be a putter) motion for a trial period of one year IS CARRIED after a vote of 52 in favour and 12 against. 

4.10pm 

Motion 31 regarding no penalty if ball moved by wind on putting green carried. 

Motion 30 carried. 

4.05pm 

Motion 29 regarding ability to be able to remove loose impediments in bunkers is carried. 

Motion 28, Kilbeggan's motion in relation to sprinkler heads is carried. 

4pm 

Motion 27 carried, now on to Rules of Play motions. 

Motion 26 concerning procedures for a potential wind-up of organisation carried. 

3.55pm 

Motion 23 defeated. Motion 25 carried. 

3.50pm 

Motion 22 passed concerning Three Ball Scramble Allowance being 1/3 of combined carried meaning Motion 24 falls. 

Motion 21 concerning Club Matchplay cuts by Old County defeated. 

3.40pm 

Motion 20 carried.  

Motion 19 withdrawn by the Dublin County Board. 

Motion 18 carried meaning all changes agreed at Convention to be implemented within a month of same. 

3.35pm 

Motions 16 & 17 carried as well. 

Motion 15 in relation to increase of registration fee to €15 carried after a vote of 53 in favour and 11 against. 

3.25pm 

Motions 13 & 14 concerning return of Pitch & Putt Year to March-February in 2020 carried. 

Motion 12 withdrawn. 

Motions 10 & 11 carried removing references to Registrar in the Constitution carried.

3.20pm 

Motion Eight carried, Motion Nine withdrawn. 

Motion Seven tidying up Article 21.5 of the Constitution carried. 

Motion Six concerning the creation of a Committee of First Appeal (COFA) to deal with all appeals in future carried. 

3.15pm 

Motion Four clarifying only NEC have power to withdraw registration cards carried. Motion Five carried also

3.10pm 

Motion Three regarding clarification that clubs do not have to provide finiancial records to the governing body carried. 

Motion Two regarding giving NEC power to implement Ladies & U-16 Sub Committee recommendations carried. 

3.05pm 

Motion One to change the name of the organisation to 'Pitch & Putt Ireland' from 2020 carried. 

3pm 

Declan's Presentation concluded, well received by the Meeting, we now come to the Motions. Please follow the above Booklet to keep track of results of motions as they are decided. 

2.35pm 

Convention back underway, Declan Sheedy currently addressing delegates with the findings of the Ladies and U-16 Sub-Committee Report. 

1.15pm 

Break for lunch, return at 2.15pm 

Vice-President Vote: Mark Keohane 31, Davy Reddin 26 and Liam Leahy 13. Mark Keohane deemed elected. 

Davy Reddin elected Leinster/Ulster Co-Ordinator unopposed

Liam Leahy elected U-16 Officer unopposed. 

1.10pm 

Hon Secretary, Hon Treasurer, National Competition Co-Ordinator, Communications & Press Officer, Development & Marketing Officer and Technical Officer all returned unopposed as we await result of Vice Presidential Vote. 

1.05pm 

Liam Leahy, Davy Reddin and Mark Keohane all declare their interest in running for the poistion of Vice President. Vote underway. 

1pm 

Election of Officers now underway. Mervyn Cooney returned unopposed as President. 

12.55pm 

Awards to our No 1 ranked Ladies and Gents players Ger Ward and Bryan Delaney now being made. Marise Carroll of Dublin County Board accepting award on Ger's behalf in her absence. 

12.50pm 

Annoucement of our 2019 Hall of Fame Recipient, the honour is posthumously awarded to the late Helen McMorrow RIP. 

12.45pm 

Other Reports Concluded, Announcement of new Patron now which is our former Secretary Peg Smith of Dublin. 

11.50am 

Treasurer's Report now discussed and proposed & seconded by Meeting. Now on to other reports. 

11.40am

Secretary's Report taken as read and proposed and seconded by the Meeting. Now on to Treasurer's Report 

11.35am 

2018 Minutes proposed and seconded, now on to Secretary's Report. 

11.30am

Presidential Address concluded, now on to Minutes of last year's Convention. 

11.10am 

Convention underway with President Mervyn Cooney's address following official introduction by Myles McMorrow on behalf of Lakeside club. 

10.20am

Welcome to the 2019 PPUI Convention from Templemore @ the Templemore Arms Hotel getting underway at 11am. Click on the link to the book above for details of the order of the day. We will have updates here during the day of proceedings with news of elections, votes on motions and the annoucement of our 2019 Hall of Fame announcement which is expected before we break for lunch. 

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