A number of GAA clubs in Mayo have challenged the nature of a vote of confidence in the county board, taken at Monday night's meeting.

Media were not allowed into the meeting that was held to discuss the ongoing impasse with the county's International GAA Supporters Foundation, but detailed discussion did not take place on legal advice, after a letter from a London-based law firm, representing Foundation chairman Tim O'Leary, warned against potential defamation.

However, the meeting did conclude with a vote of confidence in the county board - but the Irish Independent reports that Charlestown, Louisburgh, Ballycastle, Ardnaree Sarsfields, Lahardane MacHales, Burrishoole and Castlebar Mitchels clubs are contesting the outcome, while also seeking clarity on whether it actually took place.

The board insist that because there was no objection when the proposal was made, and seconded, a vote was not required.

A county board statement issued after the meeting said the vote of confidence was "resoundingly passed by all delegates".

A second vote to prohibit the media from future board meetings was carried by a show of hands on Monday night, but some of the clubs have taken to social media to register their disapproval with the move.

In a communication to clubs last night, Mayo secretary Dermot Butler appealed to clubs to desist from using social media to express their views.

He said the proper forum is to go through their respective Club Secretaries.

 

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