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Conway Elected To The Chair Of Tyrone Ladies County Board

Wednesday 10.11.2010
Team Talk Mag
Club


History on several fronts was made at Tuesday’s Tyrone Ladies County Convention when Strabane’s Martin Conway was elected chairman, becoming the first male to take the post. In doing so he becomes the first Strabane man to be elected to this office and of course he joins his fellow club man Ciaran McLaughlin who is the current Cathaiorleach of Tyrone’s County Board. Such a position is surely unique in the GAA world and is a huge honour for Conway and the Strabane Sigersons club.
Conway who had served as Development Officer for two years in Tyrone was elected unopposed at Tuesday’s meeting which was well attended by all the county’s 35 clubs at Cappagh. He replaces Brenda Mellon who stood down after two years in the hot seat.
Fellow Strabane man Ciaran McLaughlin was in attendance to see history being made and in congratulating Martin on his success he commented that integration was the key to the future in Tyrone,
” No matter what other counties are doing we are  going to press ahead with integration, there’s a need to move things on and we will lead. There’s already plenty of crossover with several Ladies County Board representatives on various county committees”
Tyrone delegates reflected on a successful season and tributes were paid to the Tyrone team who reached the All Ireland senior final and Omagh St. Enda’s who will play in the All Ireland Ladies Junior Club Final next week.
There were limited changes to the executive on the night with Maggie Skelton remaining as secretary, Eleanor Fox as Treasurer and Patsy McCrory as Vice Chairman. Omagh’s Paddy Hunter returns as PRO while Ashling Doyle continues to head up the fixtures committee.
Speaking after his historic election Mr Conway spoke of his delight and plans,
” Onwards and upwards will be our mantra at the Tyrone ladies, we will be planning to build on what was achieved this year. It’s all about progression. Tyrone are the pace setters in Ulster and so it will remain”
Tyrone’s new Ladies County Board face a hectic few months ahead with new managers to be confirmed for their county teams. Development squads are set to be confirmed and of course the new football season itself begins in January /February for the Tyrone ladies senior squad.
The next County Board meeting, the first to be chaired by new Cathaiorleach Martin Conway will be held in Cappagh on December 7th.

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