Nugent calls for in-depth look at divisional structures

The Chairman of the County GAA Board Sean Nugent has asked each divisional board to establish a committee from within to look at all structures under their juristication with a view to making whatever changes are necessary going forward.

The Chairman of the County GAA Board Sean Nugent has asked each divisional board to establish a committee from within to look at all structures under their juristication with a view to making whatever changes are necessary going forward.

Speaking at the Convention of the Mid Board held in Killea this week, The Chairman called on the Board officers to appoint a three man committee to look at their structures and to report back to County Board on their findings.

“All around the county there are people sitting down and discussing our games and the running of them. That is a good thing - it is democracy at work.

“I feel that it is time to look at structures of the divisional boards and the County Board to see where we can make changes. I do not want to be taken up wrong in the sense that people might think that this is me wanting to get rid of the divisions. It is not.

“This is a chance to look at our structures; to identify our strengths and weaknesses; and to see how we can improve across the board. A report will then be drawn up by us in a fair and honest manner. We cannot afford to stand still. We must keep moving forward with the pace of the modern game,” he said.

Other Speakers

*Mick Duff of Killea welcomed delegates to the village for Convention - the first time they hosted the event.

*John Moloughney (Clonakenny) standing down as referees rep thanked all those who assisted him in the role and expressed satisfaction with the manner in which things are being run currently. However, he did report that he had received abusive phonecalls and comments in the past, but thankfully they seem to have waned.

*Mid Bord na n-Og Chairman Joe Sullivan thanked the Board for their assistance in the running of the championships and congratulated the Board on their success.

*Munster Council delegate PJ Maher spoke on the new Player Welfare committee and encouraged clubs and individuals to make submissions to the committee so that an accurate report can be complied. It must be a fact based study, he said.

*Mass for deceased members of the division was celebrated prior to Convention by Rev Fr Dominic Meehan who was congratulated on his recent Ordination.

*John Costigan (JK Brackens) expressed his grateful thanks to the Board for inducting him into the Hall of Fame and said that he would accept the award with great humility and carry it with the respect and dignity it deserves.