After stepping down from the position of Vice-Chairman, Sean Connollyâ€™s clubman Michael Carrigy remains a member of the County Board Executive after defeating the outgoing officer Pat Cahill of Carrickedmond by 54 votes to 36 in the contest for Central Council Delegate at the Longford GAA Convention in Aras Ui Bhriain, Glennon Brothers Pearse Park on Thursday night last.
Adding some excitement to an otherwise dull affair was the intriguing three-way battle for the position of Assistant Treasurer and after Noel Boyle (Ballymore) was eliminated on the first count under the PR system, there was a dramatic twist to the second count with Albert Cooney (Rathcline) and Eugene Quaine (Carrickedmond) tied on 40 votes apiece.
Quaine had topped the poll in the first count with three more votes than Cooney and the contest was eventually decided when the two names went into the box with Cooney getting the luck of the draw and thus a new face will feature on the County Board Executive for 2014.
Having vacated the post of Assistant Treasurer, Eamon Reilly from the Forgney St. Munis club was elected unopposed as the new Vice-Chairman while all the other outgoing officers were returned unopposed.
John Duffy (Dromard) and TJ Ward (Legan Sarsfields) were elected in the contest for Longford delegates at the 2014 Congress in Derry while there was some consolation for Eugene Quaine when he won the contest to be part of the Longford delegation at the 2014 Leinster Convention in Dublin.
In other news from the Longford GAA Convention, Leinster GAA Chairman Martin Skelly announced that he was not running for the GAA President this time while County Board Chairman Brendan Gilmore confirmed that an application for planning permission will be made to install floodlights at Pearse Park and said that this new facility would be a major boost for all concerned.