Mooncoin man Ned Quinn has been elected to the chair of Kilkenny County Board – a post he previously held in 2007.
At last night’s annual convention, Mr Quinn defeated outgoing vice-chair and former county secretary Pat Dunphy by 121-21. A former chair of the national Hurling Development Committee, he replaces outgoing chairman Paul Kinsella (St Martin’s).
He has been a key figure in the county’s recent hurling successes, serving for the past five years as county secretary.
The secretary’s position will be filled by Windgap’s Jimmy Walsh, the outgoing Kilkenny Central Council delegate, who defeated outgoing county chair Paul Kinsella 88-54. Mr Kinsella was appointed Central Council delegate.
Barry Hickey of John Lockes was reappointed treasurer. Outgoing public relations officer Conor Denieffe (O’ Loughlin’s) was unopposed as the new vice-chair, as was outgoing events controller Séamus Reade (Thomastown) for PRO.
Under GAA rules, county officers must vacate their positions after five years.