No gender quota problems at Moorefield

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Tommy Callaghan tommy@leinsterleader.ie

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Tommy Callaghan tommy@leinsterleader.ie

No gender quota problems at Moorefield

With many sporting bodies about to come under pressure from the government in regard to gender quotas on their executive committees, it will indeed be very interesting to see how this pans out over the next two years or so.

There are a lot of folk out there (this writer included) who are totally opposed to imposed gender quotas; surely if a person has the necessary qualifications to do the job their gender is not and should not be an issue.

In this regard it must be very satisfying for those involved in Moorefield GAA that, once again, their executive committee is dominated by ladies, not because of any gender quota rule in the club but on merit, ability and committment.

Last night Moorefield held their 2016 annual general meeting and while they lost their outstanding PRO of eleven years, Christine Murray, who is now Kildare GAA Co PRO and simply could not manage the two jobs, the clubs top table is dominated by the ladies.

For the record the executive committee of Moorefield for 2017 is as follows:

President: Helen Durney

Chairperson: Tony Doyle

Assistant Chairperson: Stuart Conaty

Secretary: Frances Kelly

Assistant Secretary: Catherine Conaty

Treasurer: Theresa Collins

Assistant Treasurer: Joan Yorke

PRO: TBC

Irish Officer: Fionnuala Kelly

Registrar: Catherine Conaty

Assistant Registrar: Margaret Cribben 

Players Rep: Kieran Murray 

Children’s Officer: Fergal Harrington