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Former LGFA chairperson returns to hotseat


ELECTED The new Mayo LGFA chairperson, Des Phillips. Pic: Sportsfile

Oisín McGovern

FORMER Mayo LGFA chairperson Des Phillips has been elected to the chair for a second term after a meeting of the County Board on Tuesday.
The Kilmovee Shamrocks clubman defeated former Burrishoole chairman Kenneth Kelly in the contest for the top job.
Phillips previously served as chairman in 2021 after a period when Mayo LGFA had operated under the stewardship of Connacht LGFA.
In 2020, Philips, who is the current manager of the Mayo LGFA minor team, was among a dozen Mayo LGFA executive members who resigned en masse after several issues raised at a County Board meeting weren’t addressed to their satisfaction.
Meanwhile, Carnacon’s Michael McHale was elected as vice-chairman after winning a voate against Breaffy’s Agnes McDonagh.
McHale has been involved with the Carnacon senior team for many years and served as a selector under former Mayo senior ladies manager Peter Leahy.
Ruaidhri O’Hara (Knockmore) and Debbie Lavelle Doyle (McHale Rovers) were elected as Central Council delegates while Emma Galligan (Moy Davitts) was elected as player representative.
The appointments came following a Mayo LGFA AGM last month that failed to elect a Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Public Relations Officer, Player Delegate or Central Council Delegate.
The position of Public Relations Officer still remains vacant.


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