Byrne defeated Tullamore’s Fergal McKeown and Tubber’s Joe Higgins on the first count. The outgoing Chairperson Padraig Boland has stepped down after four years at the helm. Other Officers elected were
Vice Chairperson Joe Higgins (Tubber),
Secretary Eamonn Cusack (Durrow),
Asst. Secretary Mary Dunne (Ballyfore),
Treasurer Jimmy Hogan (Birr),
Asst. Treasurer Martin Boland (Raheen),
Central Council Delegate Pat Teehan (Coolderry),
Leinster Council Delegates Joe O’Brien (Drumcullen) and Laz Molloy (St Brigid’s),
Cultural Officer Damien Martin (St Rynagh’s),
Development Officer James Murphy (Rhode),
Childrens Officer Dolores Slevin (Kilcormac/Killoughey).
The positions of PRO and Coaching Officer were not filled.
Sinead Leavy Insurance Officer from Croke Pk addressed delegates in relation to insurance matters. Kieran Keenaghan updated Convention on The Faithful Fields Project.
Clodiagh Gaels were presented with Club of the Year Award, while Ballinamere/Durrow won the underage club of the year.