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BAILE BUADÁIN NAOMH ÉANNA Strategic Review Open Forum Thursday, 1 March 2007. Agenda. Introduction Overview Workgroup Presentations Timeframe and Communication Open Forum. Building on Success. Recognise our Success. Build for the Future. Everyone has Part to Play.

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Baile buad in naomh anna strategic review open forum thursday 1 march 2007

BAILE BUADÁIN NAOMH ÉANNA Strategic ReviewOpen ForumThursday, 1 March 2007



  • Introduction

  • Overview

  • Workgroup Presentations

  • Timeframe and Communication

  • Open Forum

Building on success

Building on Success

  • Recognise our Success.

  • Build for the Future.

  • Everyone has Part to Play.

  • Positive and Respectful Attitude.



  • Background

  • Club History

  • Review of all Aspects of Club

  • Approach to Review

Club vision

Club Vision

To be the Best Club in Ireland

Steering group

Steering Group

The strategic review themes

The Strategic Review Themes









Club Membership



  • Games Development

  • Facilities

  • Governance & Finance

  • Cultúr and Social

  • Membership Surveys / Demographics

Governance finance workgroup

Governance & Finance Workgroup


  • Best Club Structures

  • Formulate Club Policies

  • Sound Long-term Financial Position

  • Protection of Club Assets

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Governance & Finance Workgroup


  • Review of Club Governance and Finance with reference to:

    • Club Structures

    • Membership

    • Future Club administrators succession plan

    • Long-term financial planning


  • Recommendations on optimum Club structure

  • Develop long-term strategic Financial Budget

  • Formulate Club Policies

The team so far

The Team (so far)

  • John Kirwan (Chairman)

  • Donagh O’Farrell (Vice Chairman)

  • Vincent Carney

  • Ger Flaherty

  • Jim Humphries

  • John O’Neill

  • Gerry O’Sullivan

Games development workgroup

Games Development Workgroup


  • Participation, Performance and Enjoyment for Players

  • Success in Competitions

  • Model of best practice in Coaching and Games Development

  • Strong sense of Club Identity

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Games Development Workgroup


  • Review Coaching & Games Development in Ballyboden St Endas with reference to

    • Club development goals and plans

    • Standards and developments in CLG and sport in general

    • Circumstances & Trends in modern society


  • Identify Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats.

  • Formulate proposals to establish Ballyboden St Endas as a model of best practice in Coaching and Games development

  • Develop Work Plans & Guidelines to implement proposals

Games development workgroups

Games Development – Workgroups


  • Maximise the number of active playing members

  • Manage Player Development from Nursery to Adult

  • Provide Structures & Supports to enable players to derive full enjoyment from participation in our games and to achieve full potential, in terms of playing performance and success.

  • Support the integration, participation, contribution, status and protection of players within the Club.

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Games Development Workgroup


Establishment of a Coaching Academy in the Club which would

  • establish and maintain the highest standards of skills development and team coaching throughout all sections of the Club

  • increase the number of skilled, qualified and active coaches in the Club and optimise their deployment and effectiveness through all sections of the Club

  • underpin the standard and standing of coaches in the Club through the provision of structured training and continuing development programmes

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Games Development Workgroup

Club Identity & Integration

  • Facilitate those involved with teams to become more active members and active participants in the social life of the Club

  • Provide a sporting outlet for non-playing members

  • Develop closer co-operation and social interaction between all sections of the Club

  • Build Club identity and Club culture among all members, all sections, all teams and all players.

The team

The Team

  • Coaching: Brian O’Regan

    Darragh Spain

    Eugene Duffy / Derek Ward

    Fiona Ni Chorcorain

  • Players: Cormac Smyth

    Micheal Glynn

    Joanne O’Sullivan

    Robbie Murphy

  • Club Identity & Integration:Eamonn Treacy

    Pat Conway

    Niomh Madigan

    John McCormack

  • General:Vivian Ruddy, Kevin Maguire, Sean Crowley

  • FacilitatorsCiaran Maguire, Philip Ryan

Facilities workgroup

Facilities Workgroup


  • The aim of the facilities Workgroup is to formulate a plan of action to ensure that Ballyboden St Enda’s GAA Camogie and Ladies Football Club will obtain the optimum benefit from our existing facilities, and to provide for additional facilities deemed necessary for the future development goals and plans of the Club.


  • Review existing facilities provided for the club’s players and other members.

  • Examine how these compare with other clubs, both within the GAA and other codes.

  • Examine our current facilities with specific regard to their location.

  • Review current projects in light of the existing and future needs of the club.

  • Examine how, in the context of the use of our facilities, we can improve our involvement with the local communities.

  • Review future needs

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Facilities Workgroup


  • Existing Facilities:

    In looking at existing facilities, we propose to examine:

    • Pitch development, ongoing maintenance, training facilities, toilet and dressing room facilities.

    • Clubhouse facilities, to include the bar, function rooms, meeting rooms and office and secretarial needs.

    • See how our current structure compares with other clubs.

    • Analyse the costs in providing the club with these facilities.

    • Examine current projects in the light of our existing and future needs.

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Facilities Workgroup


  • Location

    • We propose to examine existing facilities with specific regard to their location.

    • Have we spread our base too wide? Do we have too many locations?

    • Should we centralise our location? Is it essential for the future development goals and plans of the club?

    • Is a move to Sancta Maria from Firhouse Road a viable option?

    • What are the pluses and minuses of such a move? Cost?

    • We propose to report on the feasibility of relocation.

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Facilities Workgroup

Actions (cont’d)

  • Future Needs

    • We must all plan for the future. But this can only be done with a careful analysis of our membership base, our finances, our ability to fundraise and a strategy or plan of action.

    • To enable the membership to agree a plan of action, we feel it is necessary to report in as detailed a fashion as possible, on our existing facilities, current capital projects, the prospect of relocation and or future requirements.

    • We propose to provide such report.

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The Team (so far)

Cultural and social workgroup

Cultural and Social Workgroup


  • Develop a sense of community within the club through the organisation of a range of cultural and social activities – a one family sporting, community, cultural and social club

  • Promote Irish culture in its broadest sense

  • Assess current provision and seek views of members

  • Collaborate with other groups to achieve the above

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Cultural and Social Workgroup


  • Recommendations on Cultural and Social framework for Club

The team1

The Team

  • Pádraig Ó’Duibhir (Cathaóirleach)

  • Mary Clery

  • Mary Joe Glynn

  • Gerry Maher

  • Ceara Ní Coitir

  • Seán Flynn (TBC)

  • Eamonn McKenna

  • Tomás Ó Riordáin

Membership surveys demographic workgroup

Membership Surveys / Demographic Workgroup

Three main tasks

  • The collection of relevant information from a survey of the club membership to support the other subgroups in carrying out their tasks.

  • Review the population in the Ballyboden catchment area to establish the potential for new members and new players.

  • Survey local schools to find out the potential number of new juvenile players.

1 survey membership to get information on for example

1Survey membership to get information on, for example:

  • profile of membership;

  • opinions about Club structures;

  • what membership should provide;

  • extent of participation/willingness to participate;

  • satisfaction with games / facilities;

  • where are the gaps/how can Club work better;

  • perception of Club as place to socialise?

  • how often one visits the Club?

Surveying members



2. Establish number of teams and project numbers playing in 5 years time;

3. Survey schools to establish current participation in GAA, new juvenile players;

4. Look at population in the catchment area – project future membership.

..about planning now to build a successful Club for the future..

The team2

The Team

  • Annette Breen (Chairperson)

  • Liam Carter

  • Sorcha Farrelly

  • Jane Hogan

  • Helen McGrath

  • Kevin Murray

  • Cormac O’Farrell

Communication timeline

Communication & Timeline

  • Project Management

  • Communication with Members Critical

  • Consultation Night with Members (October)

  • Report to Executive (Calendar Year-End)

  • Implementation



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