By Mike Fitzpatrick
The New York GAA will elect officers for 1999 this weekend. Elections will be held Sunday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m. at the Lansdowne Bar, 6159 Broadway, at 251st Street, in the Bronx.
Among the highlights are contests for the two top spots, with incumbent President Monty Moloney and First Vice President John Moore being challenged by Liam Bermingham and Brendan O’Sullivan, respectively. Nominations close Thursday.
Here is the current list of candidates:
President — Monty Moloney*, Rangers, F.C.; Liam Bermingham (Cork F.C.).
1st V.P. — John Moore*, Westmeath F.C.; Brendan O’Sullivan, Limerick H.C..
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2nd V.P. — Sean Guinan (unopposed), Offaly H.C..
Treasurer — Tommy Fahey* (unopposed),Waterford H.C.
Recording Secretary — Bosco Walsh (unopposed), Sligo F.C..
Corresponding Secretary — Anne Marie Dowd*, Stanford F.C.; Dermot Flynn, Offaly H.C..
Registrar — John O’Riordan* (unopposed), Kerry F.C..
Custodian — Dessie Costello, Westmeath H.C.; Frank Molloy, Donegal F.C..
Sergeant-at-arms — Joe Prunty* (unopposed), Longford F.C..
Trustees (3 chosen) — Teresa Crowe*, Tipperary H.C.; Donie O’Sullivan, Celtics F.C.; Tom Nugent*, Westmeath H.C.; Noel Lennon, Longford F.C..
Auditors (3 chosen) — Peter McKiernan, Cavan F.C.; Paddy Gormley*, Leitrim F.C.; John Joe McGovern*, Fermanagh F.C.; Frank Molloy*, Donegal F.C..
Delegates to Congress (3 chosen) — Paddy Gormley, Leitrim F.C.; Ann Marie Dowd, Stamford F.C.; Sean Guinan, Offaly H.C.; Teresa Crowe, Tipperary H.C.; Paddy Sheanan, Cavan F.C.; Terry Connaughton, Roscommon F.C.; Mike Cassidy, Donegal F.C.; Seamus Dooley, Monaghan F.C.; Bosco Walsh, Sligo F.C..
Clubs must contact Liam Bermingham at (914) 237-2586 by Dec. 3 if they are to update any of their candidates names to ensure qualification for Sunday’s vote.
Also, a meeting on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Lansdowne bar, before elections, to discuss setting up a Galway Football Club in New York.