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Saturday 18 November 2017

Former boss Cloonan in running for top Tribe job

Former Galway hurling boss Jarlath Cloonan has been nominated for the position of Galway Hurling Board secretary.

The position is currently held by John Fahey, who has also been nominated.

Cloonan, a former Galway senior manager and selector, played a key role as Athenry won three All-Ireland club titles and he has held all the main officerships within the club.

The position will be filled at the Galway Hurling Board convention on December 10.

As expected, former referee Jimmy Cooney is one of three nominated to take over as chairman of Galway Hurling Board.

The former All Star, who quit refereeing after mistakenly calling a premature halt to the Clare-Offaly All-Ireland semi-final in 1998, is in the running to take the top job after a troubled year for Galway hurling.

Acting chairman Stevie Cahalan took over last month following the controversial resignation of Miko Ryan -- who had held the position since 1996 -- and is also nominated, along with Joe Byrne of Kinvara.

All six positions on the board are being contested this year.

Galway Hurling Board nominations -- Chairman: Stevie Cahalan, Jimmy Cooney and Joe Byrne. Vice-chairman: Stevie Cahalan, Joe Connolly (Ballinderreen), Pat Moore and Noel Turley. Secretary: John Fahey and Jarlath Cloonan. Assistant secretary: Mike Flanagan, Michael Bodkin, John Hynes and Pat Kearney. Treasurer: John McGann and Gerry Naughton. Assistant treasurer: Malachy Hanley and Michael Bodkin.

  • Tyrone booked their place in the Ulster Vocational Schools semi-final with a 0-14 to 1-6 win over Derry at Cookstown yesterday.

A dominant first-half display laid the foundation for the Red Hands.

Shea McGuigan, Darragh Donnelly, Conor McCreesh and Shea Tennyson all hit scores as they forged ahead by 0-10 to 0-1.

Derry did emerge as a more competitive force in the second half, but depended on full-forward Shane Farren for scores.

He accounted for their entire 1-6 tally, which included a goal from a free in stoppage time.

Irish Independent

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