Carlow’s Bolger wins Leinster vice chair election

Former Clonmore and Carlow footballer Jim Bolger who was elected vice-chairperson of Leinster Council of the GAA at the Leinster Convention in Croke Park yesterday.


In a two horse race the Carlow man defeated Pat Toner of Louth by 60 votes to 27,


Jim will serve as vice chair for the next three years and will take over as chairman of the Leinster Council in 2017 he will become the first Carlow man to hold that position


Longford man Martin Skelly completed his three year tenure as chairman of the Council at yesterday’s convention and was succeeded by John Horan of Dublin who will hold the position for the next three years.


Jim was elected treasurer of Leinster Council last year and succeeding Jim yesterday is Kildare man Syl Merrins who defeated Eamonn O’Keefe of Wicklow.