Sligo GAA News
Election of Officers to the Executive of the County Board:
The final two vacancies within the Sligo Executive of Sligo GAA were filled at last night’s County Board meeting, those of Coaching Officer & Treasurer.
Pádraig Clancy of St. Michael’s GAA club was the only candidate nominated for the position of Coaching Officer; a position that was left vacant at last month’s convention when Stephen Carty of the Coolera/Strandhill Club did not seek re-election. The Chairman of the county board, Cyril Feehily deemed Pádraig elected to the position and welcomed him to the executive committee stating that he was looking forward to working with the new member.
Joe Taaffe, a former executive committee member of the Sligo county board spoke in high regard of his club colleague emphasising his long service and commitment to his own club St. Michael’s down through the years, as a player and a coach. On behalf of the club he wished Pádraig the best of luck in his new role as Coaching Officer on the Sligo Executive Board.
Pádraig Clancy then thanked his own club St. Michaels for nominating him and he vowed to work with all clubs in the county to improve the coaching of all players.
There were two candidates for the vacant post of treasurer. Michael Leonard of Curry GAA Club who was elected Assistant Treasurer at last month’s convention and Joe Queenan; out-going joint Treasurer and Connacht Council Representative from the Enniscrone/Kilglass GAA Club. Joe agreed to step down from his current position if elected, to concentrate on improving the finances of the county board.
Joe Queenan won the contest and is now the new Treasurer of the Sligo County Board for 2013. Michael Leonard remains as Assistant Treasurer and congratulated Joe on his election. The new Treasurer responded by saying that he looked forward to working with Michael in the future. Both agreed to work together to get Sligo GAA back to a strong financial footing. Joe Queenan thanked his own Club Enniscrone/Kilglass GAA Club for nominating him stating that he looked forward to working with the new executive in the coming year.
He also pointed out that this is his 4th position on the Sligo County Board, He previously was vice chairman, chairman, Connacht Council Rep and now Treasurer!