Website to be sorted as a matter of urgency

Difficulties with the county’s official website and the lack of information being carried on the site was raised at Monday night’s county committee meeting.

Difficulties with the county’s official website and the lack of information being carried on the site was raised at Monday night’s county committee meeting.

In a response to a query from Ardara delegate Mary Kelly, who branded the site a ‘disgrace’, county chairman P. J. McGowan reassured the committee that the matter was being taken very seriously.

The chairman reassured county committee that the matter was being dealt with and that a special committee drawn from people on the executive with expertise in the area had been set-up to look into the problem and get the site up an running and get information flowing on the site once again.

The site has not carried updated county board information for some time. However, it has been carrying fixtures and results from the two regional boards since the start of the underage season began.

The matter was raised at the March county committee meeting and the committee were told at the time by the county PRO that the matter was being dealt with and it was hoped to have it sorted in a matter of weeks.

But the last straw came at the weekend when on the opening weekend of the All County Football Leagues no fixtures and results appeared on the site.

Raising the matter Mary Kelly said that nothing had happened since the previous meeting and it was a disgrace that we were now in April and nothing has happened. And she asked how come the regional boards were able to have their fixtures on the site and it is working fine for them and the senior board are not able to get their fixtures and results up on the site.

Jim Quinn, chairman of the Northern Regional Board, stated that they had provided the fixtures for the whole season to the provider and within a week they were all on the website and they had experienced no problems whatsoever.

“The reason the weekend results were not on the website was because the fixtures were not on the system and when the were not on the system the results could not go up on the site. It is as simple as that,” said Jim Quinn.

County PRO Maire Graham, the person with the responsibility of supplying the provider of the website with a flow of information, said that there were a number of issues with the site.

She said that they were in the process of moving from the current provider eSports manager the main GAA website.

The PRO also went on to state that while she had received the information on the fixtures she could not get it up on the system, but it was hoped to have some system up and running in the next few days and by next week at the latest.

Terence McGinley queried given that there have been problems for some time how come they had to wait to this week to set up a committee to look into matter and he joined Mary Kelly in calling the situation a disgrace.