The news about Liam Moffatt’s impending departure as Mayo GAA Chairman is now well-known. He’s still in the position for another few weeks as he sees out the remainder of his second year in office but he won’t be putting his name forward at the annual Convention to stay in the post after that.
In making his announcement, the outgoing Chairman cited “business and personal reasons” for his decision to step down. It was obviously a tough decision for him to take but one he feels is the correct one for him at this time. All right-minded Mayo GAA people will clearly be thankful of the time and commitment Liam has given in the role and will wish him all the best for the future.
This development obviously means that there’ll soon be a different person taking on the responsibility for the most senior off-field position in Mayo GAA. The election of the new Chair of Mayo GAA will take place at the Convention before year-end.
From past experience, the machinations of Mayo GAA politics can at times be a topic that causes the debate here to boil over. As those of you who were regular visitors to the site two years ago can confirm, it did so spectacularly back then.
It’s my experience that pronouncements by those on the outside looking in on Mayo GAA politics far too often generate more heat than light. I don’t think it’s any coincidence that those who know the least about a given issue frequently tend to shout the loudest about it.
For this reason, I feel compelled to remind everyone that any discussion taking place here on the blog about the upcoming off-field moving and shaking needs to be couched in the same fair and reasonable terms that the debate about on-field action is. If anyone is in any doubt about what this means for posting comments here, then please read the house rules – which are here.
To be honest, my own preference would be for the debate here on the blog to remain focused on what happens on the pitch. I accept that not everyone feels this way but what I won’t accept is a debate that strays beyond fair and reasonable comment.
Like the prevailing weather, events in the committee rooms will, needless to say, take their own course. As they do, there’s still plenty of football action to talk about at the present time and, before we know it, the 2022 inter-county season will be upon us. As ever, it’ll be good to have Mayo matches back once they’re on again.