The Mayo GAA Convention will take place next month and the race to become the next Secretary of the county board is set to be the main topic of conversation.

The window for applications for the position closed last Saturday, and there are two candidates vying for the spot.

Ronan Kirrane of Davitt's GAA club is the current assistant secretary of the county board as well as being the secretary for Mayo GAA bord na nog.

His competitor is Ballyhaunis's Mary Prenty  who is the current Planning and Training Officer, and has also held position as Secretary of the East Mayo GAA board.

Brian O'Malley (The Neale) and Celia Rattigan (Breaffy) have both been nominated for Mayo GAA Assistant Secretary.

There are three in the running for Mayo's two delegates seats at Connacht GAA level.

Former County board chairman Liam Moffatt is in the running as well as Paul Cunnane who currently holds one of the delegate spots.

Claremorris's Willie Feeley, who is a former referee, is also in the running.

Johnny Hopkins of the Neale is stepping down from his position as one of Mayo's delegates after serving his 5 year term.

Elsewhere Paddy McNicholas of Kiltimagh will be challenged for his position of Mayo GAA delegate to Croke Park by Crossmolina's Dermot Butler.

This year's Mayo GAA convention takes place on Sunday December 11 in the McWilliam Park Hotel,Claremorris.


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