Two interesting elections are on the cards for this year’s Leitrim GAA County Board Convention on Sunday, December 16, but one of the biggest jobs will be taken over by Mohill’s Brian Gordon without a ballot being cast.
The Mohill clubman succeeds Ballinaglera’s John Mulvey who stands down under the GAA’s Five Year Rule for officers with no other nominations submitted by clubs. There will also be two interesting contests for the positions of Central Council and Connacht Council delegates with four nominees for each position – Dromahair’s Jim Meehan must stand down as Central Council delegate under the Five Year Rule but will seek one of the two Connacht Council positions up for grabs.
Also nominated for the Connacht Council are outgoing representatives Gerry McGovern (Cloone) and P.J. Meehan (Kiltubrid) and Glencar/Manor’s Pat Feely who is unopposed for the position of Development Officer.
P.J. Meehan is also nominated for the Central Council delegates’ job along with Mohill’s Stephen Flynn, John Mulvey and Sean Ó Suilleabháin (Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s). Interestingly, there are no nominations for the position of Oifigeach Cultúra agus Teanga, quite a startling fact given Leitrim’s record in Scor.
The following are the nominations:
Chairman: Joe Flynn (St. Mary’s Kiltoghert)
Vice-Chairman: Hubie Reynolds (Fenagh St. Caillin’s)
Secretary: Diarmuid Sweeney (Glencar/Manorhamilton)
Asst. Secretary: Declan Bohan (Bornacoola)
Treasurer: Brian Gordon (Mohill)
Asst. Treasurer: John Mulvey (Ballinaglera); Sean Maxwell (Drumreilly)
Development Officer: Pat Feely (Glencar Manorhamilton)
Coaching Officer: Padraig McGourty (Glenfarne Kiltyclogher)
Oifigeach Cultúra & Teanga: None
PRO: Colette Fox (Glencar Manorhamilton)
Connacht Council (2): Gerry McGovern (Cloone), Pat Feely (Glencar/Manorhamilton), PJ Meehan (Kiltubrid), Jim Meehan (Dromahair)
Central Council: Stephen Flynn (Mohill); PJ Meehan (Kiltubrid; John Mulvey (Ballinaglera); Sean Ó Suilleabháin (Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s)
Connacht Council AGM (4): Gerry McGovern, Diarmuid Sweeney, Joe Flynn, Stephen Flynn
Congress (4): Diarmuid Sweeney, Joe Flynn, John Mulvey (Ballinaglera)