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Is Simon heading for Croker?

THE surprise announcement on Monday last by the chief executive of Munster GAA, Simon Moroney, that he will step down from the post in May, has fuelled speculation that he will be the association’s next director general. Paraic Duffy, the GAA’s ard stiúrthóir is to leave his position at the end of March and, this week, the closing date for applications for the post was extended by two weeks. Ennis man Moroney was first appointed to the position of Munster Council secretary in 2004, when he replaced Donie Nealon. He resigned from the post in 2008 but he returned to the position in 2013, when he agreed to take on the role for nine months initially. “This became one year and after that year, I agreed with the then management committee to do up to five years, one year at a time. I have really enjoyed the last five years and when I finish up on May 6, I will have served just …

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Clare game to pack new Killaloe stand

THE first phase in a €500,000 development by Smith O’Brien’s GAA Club at Killaloe will be officially opened this Friday evening at 7pm, by Munster Council chairman, Robert Frost. The former Clare board chairman will open phase one of the development, the new 320-seat covered stand which will be blessed by Fr J Grace before the senior hurlers of Clare and Offaly will play a challenge challenge game. The overall development includes a new clubhouse, incorporating a sports hall/community hall, new dressing rooms, hurling wall, meeting rooms, a spectator viewing stand, car parking facilities, all new boundary walls and entrance. “Phase one of the construction is the viewing stand, which is being officially opened this Friday evening by Robert Frost,” chairman Anthony Rodgers told The Clare Champion. “The community centre and sports hall are under construction and they are well advanced,” club secretary Tony O’Brien added. “We need recreation facilities for the youth and the elderly in Killaloe and when …

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Ladies board to appeal Browne decision

AN emergency meeting of the Clare Ladies Football County Board, held on Tuesday evening, unanimously backed the recently elected county board in their plans to appeal Munster Council’s Appeals Committee decision to uphold outgoing chairman, Davy Browne’s appeal to them. At the county convention in December, Bernie Regan comprehensively ousted Browne from the chairperson’s role. The Doonbeg man was also beaten in his efforts to be elected as county minor manager. He subsequently appealed the way in which the annual convention was technically conducted to a Munster Council Appeals Committee. They ruled in his favour last Friday but that does not mean the former chairman is automatically returned. “Munster Council are aware that until this process is finished, the existing board remains in position. From everyone’s point of view, Bernie Regan is the chairperson,” recently elected county board secretary, Paul McKenna, told The Clare Champion. This week’s emergency meeting was attended by 39 delegates. The meeting voted, 31 votes to …

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