By Tommy Murphy
Tinryland man Michael Doran is the new Carlow GAA County Secretary, Michael was unopposed for the position at the one hundred and twenty eight Carlow Convention hosted by the Ballon Club last evening
He takes over from Gerard Lennon St. Mullins who steps down after five years.
Ger now becomes Central Council delegate a position that Michael Doran had held for the past five years.
Two new officers came in to the fold John Brophy from the Eire Og club is Coaching and Games officer he takes over from P.J. Fox of Naomh Eoin who did not seek re-election as his five year term was also up,
Brian O’Neill from the Palatine Club takes over as Development Officer he was un-opposed for the position
John Dunphy from the Eire Og club is the new assistant treasurer John was the serving Development Officer and his five year term was also up, he defeated Brian O’Donoghue of Rathvilly in a straight vote
Outgoing Assistant treasurer Vinny O’Brien from the Asca club did not seek re-election his five year term was also at an end.
All remaining officers were returned un-opposed
President L.V. Conway Grange
Chairperson Sean Campion Ballinabranna
Vice-Chairperson Pat Nolan Fenagh
Secretary Michael Doran Tinryland
Assistant Secretary Michael Whelan Naomh Eoin
Treasurer Cormac O’Toole Tinryland
Assistant Treasurer John Dunphy Eire Og
Central Council Gerard Lennon St. Mullins
Leinster Council Liam Barry St. Andrews
Eddie Byrne Mt. Leinster Rngs
Development Officer Brian O’Neill Palatine
Oifigeach Cultuir Martin Barry Ballon
Coaching & Games John Brophy Eire Og
Childrens Officer George Darcy Nominated Person
PRO Tommy Murphy Naomh Eoin
Treasurer, Cormac O’Toole presented all the accounts and balance Sheet showing a surplus of fifty eight thousand euro on a turn-over of a million euro.
Mt. Leinster Rngs were successful in their motion asking to change the rules
That a team that wins a county title in intermediate or junior even though it is the second team from the club be allowed to compete at provincial championship levels It was passed unanimously.
Carlow Town were also asking to change rules
For inter club transfers, Players not eligible for transfer if players seeking a transfer have come through a club juvenile system This motion was lost.
Kildavin-Clonegal withdrew their motion.
Chairperson Sean Campion delivered a very good address ending convention on a high.
Convention will be hosted by the Ballinkillen Club in 2018.
Uachtarain Cumann Luthchleas Gael Ceatharlach L.V. Conway made presentations to the two officers P. J. Fox and Vinny O’Brien who were stepping.