McGovern wins narrow Connacht Council vote

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Cloone’s Gerry McGovern narrowly defeated Dromahair’s Jim Meehan for the position of Connacht GAA Council Vice-Chairman on Monday in a battle of Leitrim GAA heavyweights.

Cloone’s Gerry McGovern narrowly defeated Dromahair’s Jim Meehan for the position of Connacht GAA Council Vice-Chairman on Monday in a battle of Leitrim GAA heavyweights.

With a full turn-out of 66 club delegates and county board officers, the closely fought contest between two of the county’s top administrators of the past 15 years ended in McGovern’s favour. The Cloone man will become Vice-Chairman of the Connacht GAA Council and would be in line to take on the position of President when Leitrim next assume the role.

The deadline for nominations for positions on the County Board Executive is nearing with anyone interested in taking on a job having until 5 pm next Friday, November 14, to lodge their nomination.

Six positions are up for grabs under the Five-year-rule with Chairman Joe Flynn, Vice-Chairman Hubie Reynolds, Secretary Diarmuid Sweeney, Assistant Secretary Declan Bohan, PRO Collette Fox and Connacht Council delegate Gerry McGovern all stepping down.