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Dublin county board nominate Leinster Council chairman to be the next GAA President

John Horan has entered the race.

DUBLIN’S JOHN HORAN is the latest candidate to throw his hat into the ring to become the next President of the GAA.

AIB Leinster Club Championships 2016 Launch Current Leinster Council chairman John Horan Source: SPORTSFILE

The Na Fianna club man has been formally nominated for the position by the Dublin county board.

Horan is currently the chairman of the Leinster Council with his three-year term there set to end next January.

The St Vincent’s CBS principal is now set to enter the contest to be the GAA President from 2018-2020.

He is one of five candidates in the running to succeed current President Aogán Ó Fearghail, with that election to take place at the GAA’s Annual Congress next February.

Clare last week announced that they were nominating Robert Frost for the position while Galway’s Frank Burke, Kerry’s Sean Walsh and Longford’s Martin Skelly are already confirmed candidates.

Dublin county board nominate Leinster Council chairman to be the next GAA President
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  • Frank Burke (Galway)

    Source: Mike Shaughnessy
  • Sean Walsh (Kerry)

    Source: James Crombie/INPHO
  • Martin Skelly (Longford)

    Source: Cathal Noonan
  • Robert Frost (Clare)

    Robert Frost (right) presenting the McGrath Cup in 2012Source: James Crombie/INPHO


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Dublin CEO John Costello said: “John Horan has the range of skills necessary to be a highly effective President of the GAA”.

“Whether it was in a leadership role volunteering with his club at every level, serving as a selector and manager on underage inter-county teams, or overseeing the success of coaching and games development initiatives – John is someone who has always been drawn to working with people and making a contribution to help improve the Association”.

John Costello with Jim Gavin Dublin GAA CEO John Costello Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

“He has been a fantastic representative in his time leading Leinster and has already proven himself when called upon to be able to deliver for the GAA at national level”.

“He has all the qualities necessary to be a strong President for the GAA in the years ahead.”

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