After the first council meeting of 2024, we are delighted to announce that our President for the year ahead is Amelda Middleton Leonard. Amelda, along with her family own the Ballinlig Shorthorn Herd in Co. Westmeath. Amelda is the first ever female President of the Society since it was set up in 2004. We wish Amelda every success in her role this year.
The 2024 Council includes:
President: Amelda Middleton Leonard – Co. Westmeath
Vice President: James Muldowney – Co. Laois
Treasurer: Padraig Flanagan – Co. Roscommon
PRO: Áine O’Donovan Nicholson – Co. Cork
Anthony McNamara – Co. Clare
Tony Roper – Co. Mayo
Jude Benson – Co. Sligo
Noel Bohan – Co. Leitrim
Adrian Flatley – Co. Mayo (newly elected)
Michael Conway – Co. Clare (newly elected)
Mary Hallahan – Co. Cork (newly elected)
Phil Sheedy – Co. Tipperary (newly elected)
The following sub committees/working groups have been formed. If any member of the Society would like to participate or help with these sub committees, please contact a member of council or Amelda on 0857109847.
Finance: Team Leader – Padraig Flanagan
Breed Development: Team Leader – Jude Benson
Youth Development Programme: Team Leader – Mary Hallahan
Events: Team Leader – Adrian Flatley
Breed Journal: Team Leader – Áine O’Donovan Nicholson
We would also like to extend our gratitude to past members of council and our 2023 President, Tommy Shryane for all their hard work and contribution to the Irish Shorthorn Society.