County board briefs

All the news from the Donegal county committee meeting in Ballybofey on Monday night

Corporate Donegal term completed

The Corporate Club Donegal committee has stepped down having completed their three year term.

In a letter to county committee the Corporate Club committee made up of Michael McLoone, Liam Clancy, Feda O'Donnell, Patrick Doherty, Barry Jackson and Michael McGinley informed the county board that they had come to the end of their three year term.

Co. chairman Sean Kelly thanked them for their efforts and work they had done over the period and he said he hoped that a number of them would remain on and continue to work with the new committee.

Mr. Kelly said that it was hoped to meet with them with the view to setting up a new committee.

In response to Charlie Cannon, the chairman said he was not willing to disclose the exact amount of money raised by the committee over the last three years.

"A number of things had to be clarified by the treasurer before I am in a position to disclose the amount raised by Corporate Club Donegal. But once that is done, I will have no problem releasing the exact amount," the chairman assured the former development officer and treasurer.

Andrew Wallace U-21 and senior hurling manager

Long serving county hurler Andrew Wallace is the new county U-21 and senior hurling manager.

His appointment got the all clear at Monday night's meeting. Chairman Sean Kelly informed county committee that his mentors/selectors were to be appointed at a later date.

Former Development Officer's letter read out

Following a request from recently retired development officer Charlie Cannon, county chairman, Sean Kelly, read out a letter received from Mr. Cannon ahead of the previous meeting.

However, the chairman went into camera on the matter and imposed a reporting restriction on the contents as he insisted it contained sensitive material.

The letter had been received following Mr. Cannon's resignation and just before the October county committee meeting.

The chairman refused to reveal its contents on the night as he argued that it contained sensitive information and that one individual had been named in it.

In recent weeks the letter was later emailed to the majority of the county's 40 clubs by Mr. Cannon.

Mulgrew minor manager

Charlie Mulgrew was ratified as county minor football manager at Monday night's county committee meeting.

He was recommended by the special selection committee set up to conduct interviews following the departure of Martin Regan. The St. Eunan's man was proposed by Noreen Doherty and seconded by Alma Kavanagh.

Matt Gallagher, Naomh Brid; Owen Bonner, Dungloe/Naomh Muire, and John McEniff, Bundoran were also ratified as his mentors.

Also Stephen Friel from Naomh Colmcille with Oliver Prunty, Convoy, and Gary Duffy, Buncrana was appointed Co. U-16 football manager at Monday night's meeting.

Meanwhile, the interviews for the vacant U-21 football manager position are to be conducted this week. Sean Kelly told Monday night's meeting the reason for the delay was because of one of the interview panel, Grace Boyle, had to step down because a clubmate of hers (Tommy Ryan) was one of those to be interviewed, and her replacement Brian McEniff was not available last week.

Donegal v Down provisional date

Donegal's Ulster championship first round meeting with Down has been provisionally fixed for Sunday May 30, Ulster Council representative Edward Molloy reported to county committee.

The date will be confirmed in the coming weeks as will the draw for next January's Dr. McKenna Cup.

Molloy also reported that Donegal will not now have to face Armagh in the first round of the Ulster U-21 championship in the Athletic Ground.

Due to further development work at the Armagh City ground the game has been moved to Healy Park in Omagh.


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