Aogán Ó Fearghail's candidacy to be the next GAA President is confirmed

The Cavan man is in the running for the prestigious position.

Aogan Ó Fearghail (right) is a candidate for the GAA Presidency.
Aogan Ó Fearghail (right) is a candidate for the GAA Presidency.
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CAVAN’S AOGÁN Ó Feargail has had his candidacy to be the next President of the GAA endorsed by key figures in Ulster GAA.

At a meeting last night of the Ulster GAA management committee, the members unanimously endorsed and supporters Ó Feargail’s campaign for the position.

The election of the next GAA President will take place at next April’s annual congress of the association. The winning candidate will then take over from current President Liam O’Neill in April 2015.

Ó Feargail is a Cavan native who is a member of the Drumgoon Éire Óg club and if elected would become the first man from his county to become the GAA President.

He would be the sixth Ulster man to be GAA President and the first since Monaghan’s Sean McCague, who served between 2000 and 2003.

Ó Feargail has filled an array of administrative positions in the Ulster Council including the roles of PRO, treasurer, vice-chairman and President.

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