Walsh nominated for GAA president
Former Kerry and Munster Council chairman Seán Walsh has joined the race to succeed Liam O’Neill as GAA president.
During Walsh’s tenure as Kerry chairman, the Kingdom contested six All-Irelands, winning four, while he served as vice chairman of the Munster Council for three years.
The Moyvane clubman’s achievements at club, county and provincial level played a key role in his nomination being secured at Monday’s meeting of the Kerry County Committee in Tralee.
Current Kerry chairman Patrick O’Sullivan said: “Seán Walsh has all of the experience as a player and administrator with his club, Moyvane, to keep his focus firmly on the GAA club which is the most fundamental and important unit of the association.
“As Kerry county board development officer and later as chairman, his experiences as a player and club administrator inspired his commitment to the games, the players and the clubs.
“As Munster Council chairman he continued that commitment to the games, the players and the clubs through putting a strong emphasis on club development projects and on coaching and games development.”
The presidential election will take place at April’s annual congress with the successful candidate succeeding O’Neill in 2015.