Killybegs native nominated for GAA President

By Shaun Casey

KILLYBEGS native Niall Erskine has been nominated as a candidate for the President of the GAA by the Donegal GAA County Executive.

The election for the next GAA president will take place in early 2023 at Annual Congress with the current president Larry McCarthy finishing up his three-year term in February of 2024.

Erskine is the current chair of the GAA’s World Council and has been a GAA trustee and Donegal’s Central Council delegate in the past. He is also a former secretary and assistant secretary of Donegal GAA. Erskine was appointed head of the association’s World Games committee on a three-year term by then GAA president John Haran back in 2018.

A statement from the Donegal County Board said: “Niall has consistently given sterling service to the GAA over the last three decades.

“Currently Chairperson of the World Council he has been a Trustee of the GAA, Central Council Delegate for Donegal, is a former Assistant Secretary and Secretary of London GAA and was Club Development Officer of CLG Na Cealla Beaga.”

No other candidates have had their name put forward to replace the outgoing Larry McCarthy just yet.

Cavan GAA are on the lookout for a Head of Operations, who will work closely with the county executive to “develop the vision and strategies of the GAA within the county and for implementing short and long-term plans to achieve the Association’s goals.”

Suitable applicants for the role have been asked to submit their CV and an up-to-date cover letter to Cavan GAA before the deadline of Monday, October 3.

Monaghan are still in the hunt for a new manager and are expected to announce Seamus McEnaney’s replacement in the next week while Donegal have also not yet filled the role of senior manager since Declan Bonner stepped aside.

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