The March meeting of Clare GAA, which will be held on Monday evening next, is expected to see the ratification of a new committee to develop a five year strategic plan for the Association in the county.
The committee, which were put together following consultation between Eire Óg and the county board executive, will be tasked with putting plans in place to create new structures around the governance, fundraising, marketing and facilities of Clare GAA.
A seven person committee was initially proposed which included Clarecastle’s Mark O’Connell (CEO of Repucon Consulting), Parteen man Conor Gilligan (CEO of Roadbridge), Ogonnelloe’s Colin Kelly (CEO of Gyrogy), Eoin Conroy of Barefield (CEO of Titan Experience), Ennis man Eoin Doohan (Managing Director of DFP Group and Enda Connolly of Ennis (Managing Director of CMP Investment Partners).
Ennis native Tony Garry, the former CEO of Davy Stockbrokers, was also part of the original group but it is understood that his name will now not be going forward for ratification at Monday evening’s meeting.
Killimer native and senior business manager with AIB Roisín Glynn, who has extensive experience in the digital and banking sectors, will also be joining the group along with the current vice chair of Clare GAA, Kieran Keating.
The make up was agreed following discussions between the board executive and the Ennis club last weekend, with the county secretary having contacted all clubs in the county to allow them the opportunity to submit names for consideration. It is understood that no nominations were forthcoming from that process.
Meanwhile it is also understood that the mooted groups for football and hurling will be parked for the moment while the new committee begins its works. A number of people who had initially been reported as having committed to being involved in those groups have distanced themselves from them in recent weeks, after outlining that they were unaware that their names were being put forward for the roles.