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No mention of New York at GAA meeting

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Ger Flanagan

LAST Thursday’s County Board meeting will probably go down in history.
It was the shortest in some time, lasting a whole 25 minutes before the familiar sound of chairs screeching on the floor of the Dr Michael Loftus Room in MacHale Park, and the delegates heading for the door.
It was refreshing in some ways, but puzzling when not a single person would ask a question about Mayo’s Connacht Championship opener against New York.
It only happens to be the biggest thing on the agenda in Mayo GAA right now!
Albeit, chairman Mike Connelly sent his apologies to the meeting, vice-chair Seamus Tuohy, performing a warm up for if and when he takes the ‘hot seat’ next year.  And he was more than capable of holding his own against the ‘hard questions’ the delegates often pose.
To be fair, media darling and Central Council delegate Seán Mac Éil had lost his voice from holidaying the previous week, which meant he was unable to deliver any of his famous one-liners! While Ardnaree’s Johnny O’Malley, usually ‘Vincent Brown like’ in his questioning, had barely got comfortable after his long trip from North Mayo to get a chance to take the floor.
Ballintubber’s Ollie Dillon was also keeping quiet. He must have a ticket already sorted for New York, we thought.
It was refreshing to hear that delegates took heed of Bord na nÓg chairman Con Moynihan’s advice at last month’s meeting to be more responsive in their e-mails.
Or maybe not.
“I’ve sent out emails to clubs to ask their minor managers whether or not they want to enter the Summer League,” the Ballaghaderreen man said. “Six clubs have got back to me so far. If the other 33 could respond that would be great, otherwise we won’t have one.”
Looks like he’ll have to resort to the subject line: ‘New York tickets’ from now on!

 

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