O’Sullivan wins coaching vote

There were only two votes for positions at annual GAA Convention in the O’Loughlin Gaels centre on Monday night.

There were only two votes for positions at annual GAA Convention in the O’Loughlin Gaels centre on Monday night.

Brendan O’Sullivan (Dicksboro) beat John Lanigan (Thomastown) 85-47 in the vote for the position of Coaching Officer. The previous holder was John Comerford (Young Irelaqnds).

The other vote was for the county’s representation to Congress, which was very close before Barry Hickey (John Lockes) and Conor Denieffe (O’Loughlin Gaels) were elected. John Healy (Tullogher-Rosbercon) lost out by a single vote. He declined the offer of a recount when the result was announced. The candidates received 101, 82 and 81 votes respectively.

All the other officers were returned unopposed.

Officers elected - Ned Quinn, Mooncoin (chairman); Conor Denieffe, O’Loughlin Gaels (vice-chairman); Jimmy Walsh, Windgap (secretary); Barry Hickey, John Lockes (treasurer); Val Malone, James Stephens (Development Officer); Seamus Reade, Thomastown (PRO); Brendan O’Sullivan, Dicksboro (Coaching Officer), Paul Fitzgerald (Irish officer); Paul Kinsella, St Martin’s (Central Council rep); John Lacey, St Patrick’s and Jim Fennelly, Danesfort (Leinster Council reps); Barry Hickey, Pat Henderson, Fenians and Conor Denieffe (Leinster Convention); B. Hickey, C. Denieffe (delegates to Congress).