Kerry Young Fine Gael held its 2017 AGM in the Killarney Plaza Hotel at the weekend.
The central theme behind the event was positive physical and mental health; an area in which Young Fine Gael is currently developing new, dynamic policy.
Report by Art O’Mahony
In conjunction with this idea, we held an indoor soccer match and penalty-shootout for members between Leinster and Munster in the Killarney Sports & Leisure Centre.
Following on from this, Kerry senior goalkeeper Brendan Kealy and former GAA President Seán Kelly MEP led proceedings with a sports session on the importance of physical activity in the lives of young people.
All in attendance had the opportunity to express their views and ask a wide-range of questions to both guests.
The result of which may become the foundation for a document delivered to YFG veteran, Minister for Health Simon Harris.
Three Castleisland Natives
Leas-cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann, Paul Coghlan and our own Cllr. Bobby O’Connell took charge of the branch AGM, where three Castleisland natives were elected to the committee of twelve.
In conclusion, a heated, but friendly debate was held between delegates on a selection of motions. These included inviting President Trump to Ireland.
With a record-breaking number in attendance, there is no doubt that the future looks bright for youth engagement in current affairs.
Castleisland’s Micheál Mangan will be branch recruitment officer; Conor O’Mahony will be senior party liaison while Art O’Mahony will continue on as chairperson for the year ahead.
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