VIDEO: Longford's Martin Skelly launches his campaign to become the 39th President of the GAA

Alan Walsh

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Alan Walsh


Cashel GAA club is hosting a night of entertainment, Oíche na gClub, to coincide with the launch of local man Martin Skelly's campaign for election as the 39th Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael.

The function will take place in the Peer Inn, Lisnacusha, Lanesboro on Thursday night November 3 at 9pm. Entertainment on the night will be provided by Declan Nerney and his band.

Martin has been involved in GAA in County Longford for a number of years, first playing for Cashel before turning to coaching and administration and eventually being elected Coaching and Games Development Officer at County Board Level.

Continuing at various positions throughout the years, Martin was elected County Chairperson in 2002, and in 2008 he moved to position of Chairperson of Leinster Council GAA.

Since 2002, Martin and his colleagues have raised €1.5 million for Longford, also helping to establish the popular Longford Race Day

Speaking on the announcement of his nomination, he said “as a Cashel club man and a proud Longford Gael, I am both humbled and honoured that Longford County Board GAA has seen fit to nominate me for election to the position of the President of the Association.”

In the accompanying video; Martin Skelly is speaking at the recent Midlands Simon Community Longford People of the Year awards in association with Kiernan Structural Steel Ltd, which took place in the Longford Arms Hotel.