Jimmy Walsh to become next chairman of the County Board
Current GAA secretary, Jimmy Walsh (Windgap) will be the next chairman of Kilkenny County Board.
The Windgap official was the only nominee to take over from out going chairman, Ned Quinn (Mooncoin) when nominations for annual GAA Convention closed on Monday.
Mr Quinn steps down having served a hugely successful five year term.
The Mooncoin man served in the chair twice, between 1999 and 2007 and he started his current term in 2013.
He also served as secretary (2008 to 2012) and he was vice-chairman between 1995 and 1998.
All the main officers of the ’Board will step down at Convention having completed the stipulated five years under GAA rules.
Current vice-chairman, Conor Denieffe (O'Loughlin Gaels) has been nominated to take over as secretary from Mr Walsh.
The current treasurer, Barry Hickey (John Lockes) is not bound by the five year rule and he will remain in situ.
Mr Walsh was the first Windgap official to serve as secretary, and he will be the first member of the club to sit in the chair too.