Kerry's Sean Walsh put forward for GAA Presidency
FORMER Kerry and Munster Council Chairman Sean Walsh has been nominated to contest the Presidency of the GAA next year. Walsh was unsuccessful last time out when Cavan’s Aogán Ó Fearghail was elected last year.
Walsh, who was proposed by Kerry County Committee Chairman Patrick O’Sullivan at last night’s County Committee meeting in Austin Stack Park, was elected Chairman of the Kerry County Board in 1998 and held that position for 10 years.
As Chairman, among his greatest achievements was presiding over one of the most successful eras of the GAA in Kerry, with the Kingdom winning the All-Ireland SFC four times in that highly competitive period.
Walsh also served three years as Vice-Chairman of the Munster Council followed by three years as Munster Chairman from 2010 to 2012. He has served on a number of committees in Croke Park and is the current chairman of the National Referees Development Committee.
The Moyvane clubman has made no secret of his desire to serve as President and County Chairman O’Sullivan endorsed his candidacy saying: “Seán Walsh possesses all of the leadership attributes and qualities in abundance required for the job and I am proud to propose his nomination to lead the GAA as Uachtarán Tofa”.