LEADING THE TEAM FROM THE FRONT

15 December 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Earlier this month, Scotstown clubman Michael McMahon was elected Chairman of Monaghan GAA County Board. Maintaining the feel-good factor that has cloaked the county for some time now is high on his agenda. KEVIN CARNEY reports.

KC: Your reaction to being elected Chairman of Monaghan GAA County Board?
MMcM: Delighted and honoured; just as I was when asked by Padraig (Sherry) to help him out by taking on the role as Vice-Chairman which I did for the past three years .

KC: Happy to take the baton then but maybe a bit apprehensive too?
MMcM: A bit, but I will give it my best shot and hope that that is good enough. In fairness, I will have a good team around me so that should make my job easier. We’ve nearly a full complement of officers in place at this stage. There’s some excellent people there, hard working and competent so I’m lucky in that respect.

KC: What do you imagine will form the core of your work in the chair?
MMcM: There’ll be a bit of everything, I suppose. Finance, fundraising, overseeing the smooth running of the various competitions, keeping an eye on all the various county teams in the different codes plus the different development squads as well. There’s a lot of different aspects to the job.

KC: You’ve a pair of big boots to fill as the successor to Padraig Sherry?
MMcM: Very much so but the same goes for others who have come in this year to take the place of some great servants of Monaghan GAA County Board. I’m sure we’ll all be doing our best to give a good account of ourselves during our term in office.

KC: And if there’s problems down the line, there’ll be no shortage of brains to pick?
MMcM: Dead right. We’re fortunate in that so many or our officers from the recent and not so recent past are still involved in the Association and are only a phone call away. I know them all and there’s never a problem with them sharing advice. They’re all keen on helping Monaghan GAA continue…
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