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Frost elected as Munster Council’s vice-chairman

IT was a case of third time lucky for Robert Frost at the Munster GAA convention last Friday in Listowel. The O’Callaghan’s Mills man recorded a comfortable 34 to 18 win over Tipperary’s John Costigan in a contest for the post of vice-chairman.
Frost replaces Kerry’s Seán Walsh, who became the council chairman in succession to Jimmy O’Gorman (Waterford), whose three-year term ended at the convention.
Frost served in a variety of positions in his club including those of secretary and treasurer. He played hurling at all grades for the club. He is a former chairman of the Clare hurling board and vice-chairman of the county board and for the past number of years, he has been one of the Clare delegates to the provincial body.
He is currently chairman of the provincial body’s coaching and games’ committee. Speaking this week after his election, he said that one of the areas he will be looking at is the urban and rural situation. “Rural clubs are struggling because of declining numbers while urban clubs appear to have huge numbers at their disposal but many are being lost to Gaelic Games,” he explained.
He also spoke strongly in support of retaining the provincial system. “Look at it from a Clare point of view. Look at what winning the Munster title in 1992 meant to Clare. It was the same last year with the U-21 hurling. The provincial championships help raise vital funds which are distributed to the counties in grant aid for development work”.
The Clare man’s election to the vice-chairman’s post means that there is now a vacancy on the Clare executive for a delegate to the council.
It is expected that the clubs will be invited to submit nominations for this post over the next few weeks.
Ruan’s John O’Sullivan has already confirmed that he will be a candidate. A former assistant secretary with the board, he is currently the board’s IT official.

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