Two elections and four new officers as Limerick GAA County Board deadline passes

Jerome O'Connell

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Two elections and four new officers as Limerick GAA County Board deadline passes

Out-going Limerick GAA chairman Oliver Mann

THE deadline has passed for candidate nominations ahead of December’s Annual Convention of Limerick GAA - there are four new officers unopposed and two contested positions.

Barring withdrawals between now and the December 17 convention there will be elections for the position of chairman and assistant secretary.

The two roles are among four that are being vacated under the five year rule stipulation.

Out-going Football Committee Chairman John Cregan (Dromcollogher-Broadford) and out-going Vice-Chairman Liam O’Sullivan (Claughaun) are both nominated for the vacant position of Limerick GAA chairman.

Out-going PRO Eamonn Phelan (St Patricks) and Alan Kehoe (Ballysteen) are nominated for the vacant role of assistant-secretary.

Kehoe is the only one of four candidates set for an election that is not currently a sitting officer. Kehoe is in his third year as Ballysteen GAA chairman, having previously served as club PRO.

Eamonn Phelan is one of the four 2017 officers that have to depart their current roles due to the five year rule.

Both chairman Oliver Mann and treasurer Donal Morrissey are departing the top table of the County Board.

Another of the quartet is Seamus McNamara, who will be the new vice-chairman as he is unopposed for the role.

The vice-chairman role is one of four new officers.

Liam Burke (Fedamore) will be the new Limerick GAA treasurer – he is moving up from his current role of assistant treasurer.

The new assistant treasurer will be current City Board secretary Sean Bourke.

Another new officer will be PRO Hugh Murphy (Blackrock). The Kilfinane man and Sean Bourke are the only new faces ahead of the December elections.

All returning unopposed are Development Officer Seamus Twomey (Croom); Irish Officer Jim Enright (Askeaton); Coaching Officer Mike Cunningham (Killeedy); Munster Council delegates Paul Foley (Patrickswell) and Frank Reidy (Feohanagh-Castlemahon) and Central Council Delegate Denis Holmes (Oola).

There are another four positions on the management committee of Limerick GAA.

Secretary Mike O’Riordan is a full-time paid official.

The Childrens Officer, Bord na Nog Chairman and Football Chairman are all nominated positions.