Friday 30 September 2016

Still deadlocked in the west

Martin Ryan

Published 06/04/2016 | 02:30

The deadlock continues in the West over the nominations for the Connacht regional chair, as voting concludes in the Munster region.

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The voting in IFA branches in the nine executive regions in Munster finished with a lower than expected turnout. Munster is the only region where an election is taking place for a regional chair after Kilkenny's James Murphy and Monaghan's Bert Stewart were returned unopposed in South Leinster and Ulster/North Leinster.

The deadlock remains in the West after no agreement could be reached for a candidate to get a second nomination. John O'Beirne was blocked from going forward due to an off-farm job.

"There is still time for an election to be completed before the AGM if the deadlock is resolved," an IFA source said.

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