The Mayo GAA annual Convention took place at the Broadhaven Bay Hotel in Belmullet this afternoon. Here’s a quick rundown on what was decided at the Convention.
For those looking in from the outside, the major issue of interest was the contest for Chairman of the County Board Executive. Listeners to the podcast will have heard in advance the plans Seamus Tuohy and Liam Moffatt had for the role and, following today’s vote, it will be Liam Moffatt who gets the opportunity to put those plans into action.
The Crossmolina clubman takes over from Mike Connelly who today ended his tenure as Chairman. Also stepping down today was Treasurer Kevin O’Toole, with Valerie Murphy elected unopposed to this key Executive role.
The day’s other head-to-head contest saw current PRO Paul Cunnane see off the challenge of Michael Gallagher to retain the post again in 2020. There was also a contest, this time a four-cornered one, for the two positions on the Connacht Council. The two who came out on top there were Vincent Neary and Johnny O’Malley.
Several other positions were filled on an unopposed basis. Here’s the full list of positions filled today.
- PRESIDENT: Seán Feeney (unopposed)
- CHAIRMAN: Liam Moffatt (beat Seamus Tuohy)
- VICE-CHAIRMAN: Con Moynihan (unopposed)
- SECRETARY: Dermot Butler (unopposed)
- ASSISTANT SECRETARY: Ronan Kirrane (unopposed)
- TREASURER: Valerie Murphy (unopposed)
- ASSISTANT TREASURER: Michael Diskin (unopposed)
- PRO: Paul Cunnane (beat Michael Gallagher)
- CENTRAL COUNCIL DELEGATE: Paddy McNicholas (unopposed)
- CONNACHT COUNCIL DELEGATES: Vincent Neary and Johnny O’Malley (beat Ger McHugh and John Hopkins)
Secretary Dermot Butler presented his annual report to the Convention. You can read it here.
Outgoing Treasurer Kevin O’Toole presented the Mayo GAA 2019 Accounts to the Convention. They’re here.
A number of motions were considered at today’s meeting – full details on the Motions down for discussion are here. Motions 1, 2 and 5 were passed, Motions 3 and 4 were lost.
That’s about it. Congrats to all who were elected today and commiserations to those who weren’t. Best wishes to those standing down from their positions at today’s gathering.