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Tony Brohan has resigned his role as assistant treasurer of Clare GAA. Photograph by John Kelly

‘Dissatisfied’ Brohan resigns Clare county board position


ÉÍRE Óg’s Tony Brohan has resigned as assistant treasurer of Clare GAA.

When contacted by the Clare Champion on Tuesday Brohan confirmed he had resigned, but said he didn’t not wish to go into his reasons, beyond acknowledging he was dissatisfied.

“I left quietly, I didn’t say too much leaving but I think people around me would know I wasn’t too happy with the way things are going at executive level.

“I don’t want it to be about me, Clare GAA is busy at the moment on the playing fields and I want the emphasis to be on that and not on myself.”

In December Brohan was re-elected as assistant treasurer, seeing off the challenge of Niomh Madigan of Kilrush.

While the last few weeks have seen some good displays by Clare teams, particularly last Sunday’s defeat of Tipperary, the county has also been beleaguered by numerous off-field controversies in recent times.

A five-year strategic plan for the county was prepared and published last year.

Among its recommendations for the first three months of 2022 was that a full-time operations manager be recruited, with the role due to evolve into a CEO position. However no such person has been appointed as yet.

By the end of the second quarter of the year it was envisaged that Clare would have a full-time commercial and brand manager, who would seek to generate commercial revenues and identify opportunities to grow the value of the Clare GAA brand.

About Owen Ryan

Owen Ryan has been a journalist with the Clare Champion since 2007, having previously worked for a number of other regional titles in Limerick, Galway and Cork.