*Paddy Smyth. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill
Clare GAA will have a new Child Welfare officer in 2024 while both Paddy Smyth and Ambrose Heagney were returned to their roles.
At an online county board meeting this Wednesday evening Joan Crotty, Scariff was announced for the role on the proposition of Clare GA Chairman Kieran Keating, seconded by Scariff chairman Ger Rodgers.
Joan replaces Cathy Hogan of Wolfe Tones in the role, she is the mother of Clare senior hurling panellist Patrick. Hogan had been the first appointed person to the role since it became a mandatory position on the County Executive.
Delegates were informed that Éire Óg’s Paddy Smyth (planning and training officer) and Ambrose Heagney of Corofin (safety and facilities officer) will continue in their respective posts.
All three roles are appointed rather than elected positions.
The new post of demographics officer has yet to be filled and board chairman Keating told this week’s meeting that the clubs committee will form the demographics committee.
On Tuesday, Clare GAA will host their annual convention in Hotel Woodstock.