Marty McEvoy set to run for Chair

ATHY man Marty McEvoy is highly likely to run against out going Kildare GAA chairman John McMahon at annual Convention, which will take place in Hawkfield on Saturday, December 1, writes Ruth Chambers.

ATHY man Marty McEvoy is highly likely to run against out going Kildare GAA chairman John McMahon at annual Convention, which will take place in Hawkfield on Saturday, December 1, writes Ruth Chambers.

McEvoy, the current Central Council Delegate and Commercial Manager, says he will seek the position for a two year period and concentrate on fundraising.

“If I was successful I wouldn’t look beyond two years. The priority for me would be to undergo a massive fundraising drive. I feel it’s time for someone to stand up and be counted and to drive fundraising,” Mr McEvoy told the Leinster Leader this week.

Current chairman John McMahon has confirmed that he will seek re-election, while current vice chairman Ger Donnelly, who is also nominated, was not available for comment at the time of going to print.

The position of treasurer will be a hotly contested one also with four of the five nominees confirming they will run. The fifth nominee, Pat Dunney, was un-contactable this week. Outgoing money man Martin Whyte from Kilcullen will seek another term, while Suncroft’s Shane Kavanagh, Pat Doyle (Eadestown) and Tom Cross from Sallins are all running.

There are two nominees for the PRO role with current Bord na nOg PRO Henry Barrett from Kilcullen and Sarsfields’ man John Holden seeking election. Holden has unsuccessfully ran for PRO on four other occasion and he’s hoping he will be fifth time lucky on December 1.