For the past 75 years, St. Senans GAA, have exceeded expectations in terms of inclusivity, development & building upon the foundations put in place throughout our rich history.
In order to continue our development and plan for the next 75 years, we engaged with Limerick County Development Officers Donal Fitzgibbon, Ger Corkery and Alan Sheerin in order to set the process in motion. A steering team of members was appointed to oversee and manage the Development Plan process, a process that would improve our club in all areas for the benefit of members and all the community.
A number of meetings and a Development Plan Workshop, open to the public was held in order to gather input from members and the wider community. This workshop was a great success, given the quality and quantity of ideas generated. In addition to seeking attendees’ input and ideas, we looked for volunteers to join the various groups which would help to further develop the output from the workshop and improve our club and its development plan.
Approximately sixty people signed up to join one of four focus Groups, with each focus group consisting of approximately ten to twelve people. These groups met on a number of occasions reviewing, developing and refining the suggestions from the workshop. The Steering Committee then took the output from each focus group and, over a series of meetings developed these into the draft Development Plan which was presented to the overall Club Executive members for their approval. The draft was approved by all committee members of the Club.
What we have prepared, is a development plan that is achievable, realistic and will be continuously monitored and reviewed. It should be seen as a flexible working document and subject to change as many ideas require the support of all our stakeholders such as the community, our sponsors, the County Board and the GAA and various other bodies. Without doubt, what is proposed in the following sections will add both immediate and medium term benefits for our club and most importantly, to the community for many years to come.