By Kieran O’Mahony
THE survival of the executive board of the IFA following a vote of no confidence by its members on Tuesday was described as ‘disappointing’ for West Cork members, who had hoped for a new team to take the organistion forward.
‘There were seven counties together with the same motion of no confidence in the executive board of the IFA and it was always going to be difficult to get it through,’ said Richard Connell, West Cork IFA chairman, speaking to The Southern Star after the vote.
‘It’s obviously disappointing for our members here in West Cork as they wanted a new team to move the organisation on. We will have to move on with this decision, and rebuild our organisation with those people on the board. It would have been easier with new faces in charge, but I don’t see any new motions coming down the line.’
‘I am getting more calls from members for the need for the IFA to get going as there’s a perception that there’s a vacuum there and a lot of uncertainty. It’s time to move forward and we need a fast election to get leadership at the top,’ added Mr Connell.
Nominations for president must be lodged by January 6.