Recommendations concluded. After the President's concluding address we now conclude with presentatrions to our No 1 ranked players in the Ladies (Ger Ward) and Gents (John Walsh). We hope you have enjoyed our coverage of today's Convention. Slan Abhaile!
Motion 28 defeated, onto Recommendations now.
Motion 27 defeated on a vote of 31-21 against. One left now!
Motion 26 in relation to Handicap Grades sees 48 against, 27 for. Grades remain the same.
Motion 25 in relation to reducing timeframe for making Appeals from 21 to 7 days defeated.
Motion 23 defeated 32-15, Motion 24 withdrawn.
Motion 21 withdrawn, Motion 22 sees 44-24 against the motion.
Motion 20 in relation to Sprinkler Heads sees a vote of 37-35 in favour but does not come into effect as it does not get required two-thirds majority.
Motion 19 defeated.
Motions 8 & 18 in relation to the use of a third club sees 51-29 vote in favour but it does not get the required two-thirds majority to come into effect. Still a two club game!
Motions 16 & 17 both withdrawn.
Motion 14 in relation to Postal Voting defeated 35-32, Postal Voting remains for elections. Motion 15 carried however.
Motion 12 defeated, Motion 13 withdrawn.
Motion 9 withdrawn, Motion 10 carried unanimously recognising NEC's jurisidiction over Provincial Championships. Motion 11 withdrawn.
Motion 7 relating to eligibilty to play for Intermediate and Junior Grade Inter-County teams to be confirmed by second Friday in May carried unanimously.
Motion 6 in relation to Scratch Cup cuts sees a vote of 32-30 in favour but doesn't pass as it fails to get required two-thirds majority.
Motion 4 carried. Motion 5 carried meaning U-16's must declare by March 1st each year if they wish to play in either Adult or Juvenile Competitions.
Motions 1 & 2 carried unanimously bringing PPUI appeal process in line with Just Sport Ireland Arbitration.
Back after lunch in the Anner. Motions first.
We break for lunch now, join us again at 3pm for news on the motions and recommendations.
The results of the election are in and Helen McMorrow has retained her position as Registar on a vote of 55-39 in her favour against Frank Dineen. Well done to Helen and commiserations to Frank.
As we still await the votes from the Registar election, we continue with the election of Patrons and Myles McMorrow succeeds Sean Keane in that vacant position. Mrs Bell's position will be left unfilled until the 2016 Convention by agreement of the Meeting.
In the meantime we are delighted to announce Liam Sherry of St Bridgets as the 2015 entrant into the PPUI Hall of Fame
Helen McMorrow and Frank Dineen will contest position of Registrar. All other NEC Officers returned unopposed. Votes being counted.
Course of Year Awards winners
Collinstown, Douglas, Rocklodge and St Bridgets
Fermoy, Inniskeen and Kilbeggan
1st Royal Meath
2nd St Pats
Most Improved Award: Old County
Development and Marketing Officer's Report proposed and seconded by Peter Gregson and John Carton respectively.
Communications & Press Officer Report proposed and seconded by Linda Thomson and Frank Dineen respectively.
Registrar's Report proposed and seconded by Mark Keohane and Bernie Dunne respectively.
Munster/Connaught Co-Ordinator's Report proposed and seconded by Mark Keohane and Frances Ryan respectively.
Leinster/Ulster Co-Ordinator's Report proposed and seconded by Paddy Bird and Evelyn Miller respectively.
National Competition Co-Ordinator's Report proposed and seconded by Peter Gregson and Paddy Bird respectively.
Treasurers Report proposed and seconded by Michael Lynch and Lily Slattery respectively.
Secretary's Report proposed and seconded by Liam Sherry and Andy Dempsey respectively.
Minutes proposed and seconded by Joe McGrath and Jim Milligan respectively. Reports to be taken as read.
Minutes Silence held in memory of the late Kitty Bell, James Corcoran and other members of the Union who passed away in the past 12 months. Minutes now being read.
PPUI President Eamon Birchall formally declares Convention open and welcomes our Patrons to the Meeting.
Updates on proceedings will begin from 11am.