Mayo GAA County Board chairperson Liam Moffatt.

Mayo GAA chairperson elaborates on decision to step down

Elaborating on his decision to step down as chairperson of the Mayo GAA County Board, Liam Moffatt said he had to take stock of a number of matters during the year and the course of action he is now taking is the best one for his family and for Mayo GAA as well.

Speaking to Midwest Radio today, the Crossmolina man said: “It is with regret that I step away. I'm very grateful for the opportunity I have had – it's a huge privilege and an honour to be chairperson of Mayo GAA and I'm grateful and thankful to everyone who supported me along the way, and to all those who worked with us as part of the journey as well, whether it's players or club delegates or supporters, and so on and so forth.”

He added that he had five main targets when he took up office two years ago and 'significant progress' has been made on four of them to date.

Mr. Moffatt informed officers of the board at a meeting of Coiste Bainistí last night (Monday) that he would not be seeking a nomination for a third term as chairperson at the upcoming convention. His current term will end at convention, which is usually held on the first Sunday in December.

Nominations for convention will be sent out by Mayo GAA to clubs in the coming weeks and once submitted, those nominations will be communicated to the clubs.