THE Limerick GAA Convention was held in the Strand Hotel on Sunday with plenty of change ushered in at the top table.
Oliver Mann (Patrickswell) was elected unopposed as the new chairman to replace Liam Lenihan while Ahane’s Donal Morrissey was also elected unopposed to the position of treasurer vacated by Owen Hayes.
In the elections, there was a shock in the vote for PRO as former Fianna Fail TD John Cregan (Dromcollogher-Broadford) was beaten by Eamon Phelan (St Patrick’s). Phelan, who has been the city board’s secretary and PRO for the last number of years, beat Phelan by 154 votes to 137.
Seamus McNamara defeated Mike McDonnell by 175 votes to 113 in the race for assistant secretary and Geraldine Neenan had an easy 216 to 76 win over Con Danaher for the position of assistant treasurer.
Among the motions passed was a Castletown-Ballyagran proposal to name the Munster SHC trophy in hounour of Mick Mackey and the creation of a new board position of ‘hurling officer’ tabled by Murroe-Boher.
Officers for 2013: Chairman - Oliver Mann; Vice-chairman - Pat Heffernan; Assistant secretary - Seamus McNamara; Treasurer - Donal Morrissey; Assistant treasurer - Geraldine Neenan; Development Officer - Liam O’Sullivan; Coaching Officer - Joe Quaid; Irish Officer - Michael O’Riain; PRO - Eamon Phelan; Munster Council Delegates - Mickey O’Sullivan and Denis Holmes; Central Council Delegate - Rory Kiely.