21 March 2014 No Comments by The Northern Standard


The current Assistant Secretary of Monaghan County Board, Ailish McEntee, was honoured last weekend with a GAA Presidents Award for her outstanding service to the clubs and the Association in Monaghan.

Ailish has given a lifetime of service to the GAA in Monaghan. She has served her club Sean MacDiarmada in a number of capacities but it was primarily for contribution at county committee level that she was the recipient of a President’s Award.

She has served in a number of capacities at different levels of county administration, starting out as Secretary of the original Juvenile Board back in 1985, a post she held until 1998. She then moved into the position of Chairperson, a position that she held until 2002 and in the process oversaw the transition to the current Youth Board.

She then took a short break before being elected as Assistant Secretary of the County Committee in 2004, a post she held until 2007, then moving up to become Secretary of the County Board for two years, 2008 and 2009, losing out narrowly at County Convention in December 2009.

At present she is back in office as Assistant Secretary of the County Committee, having also been a member of the Hearings Committee in Croke Park for a couple of years in the interim, and she was cited at the awards ceremony for her sterling service in so many different capacities.

This year the President’s Awards were almost exclusively made to women for their contribution and their involvement with the Association at various levels and there is no better example than that of Ailish McEntee and Monaghan is fortunate to have people of her calibre who are …

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