Another twist has occurred in the Mayo GAA financial dispute.

The owner of the Oldcastle Irish Pub in New York Eugene Rooney has written to the County Board claiming he is owed just shy of 20,000 dollars dating back to 2013.

In the letter seen today by Midwest News, Mr Rooney says the lack of Governance from the Mayo County Board cannot carry on.

He says the Mayo public deserves answers to all the reasonable questions from Tim O’Leary.

Mr Rooney says that in light of the letters that Mr. O’Leary has sent to the county board he has decided to make public the money owed to him from the teams 2013 and 2014 trips to New York.

He goes on to say that he is now requesting the Mayo County Board to pay the money owed by the outstanding amount in full to the Mayo Roscommon Hospice.

The total comes to 19,720 dollars.

Midwest News understands that Mayo GAA will address all financial aspects raised over the last few weeks at next Wednesday nights County Board meeting.

The much-anticipated county board meeting which had been originally fixed for last week — where Mayo GAA chiefs were due to address claims made by the Mayo GAA International Supporters’ Foundation last month — will take place next Wednesday night.

The meeting had been postponed initially until Wednesday, October 23rd  but last Thursday an email from Mayo GAA secretary, Dermot Butler, was circulated to all clubs informing them that the meeting was being postponed until next Wednesday, October 30th.

“The meeting is postponed as the chairman and secretary are unavailable to attend any meetings next week,” read the short note.

Next Wednesday will be exactly five weeks since the county board meeting where club delegates initially discussed the correspondence from the Mayo GAA International Supporters’ Foundation, in relation to their decision to “cease funding to Mayo County Board until appropriate governance structures are put in place”.


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