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Administrator Gerry McClorey now falling foul of the Ulster Council’s red tape

A potential conflict of interests could see Antrim GAA lose the services of one of its most experienced and popular administrators.

Gerry McClorey, who is currently coming to the end of a three-year contract as a community development officer with the Ulster Council, had stood for the posts of PRO and Ulster Council delegate at the recent County Board Convention.

But since he is an employee of the council, he is barred under GAA rules from serving in either capacity. McClorey, whose contract is due to come up for renewal in the spring, has already given outstanding service as an administrator at all levels within Antrim for some 30 years.

“I understand that there are rules and regulations governing the holding of posts but I think when all the circumstances are taken into account in my particular case, I imagine that there would not have been any real conflict of interest,” said McClorey.

McClorey’s commitment to Antrim in the past has already been hailed by new county board chairman Jim Murray.

“I have worked alongside Gerry for 15 years and he is a magnificent servant of Antrim,” said Murray.

“There are now very strict rules in place governing the holding of certain posts under the umbrella of county boards and it’s important that these are seen to be upheld.

“I would sincerely hope that Gerry will not be lost to the GAA in our county.”

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