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Ulster call special meeting as management board dissolves

By Staff Reporter

Ulster Hockey is to hold a special general meeting later this month to choose a new management board, after the current board was dramatically dissolved this week.

The decision was due to 'an irrevocable breakdown in trust among board members', but it remains business as usual in the meantime, with all fixtures and administration going ahead.

An emergency committee would sit if any major decision was needed but this is unlikely.

The SGM is to take place on Thursday, October 27 when a new board will be elected, and nominations must be submitted a fortnight beforehand, but it's not known at this stage whether some of the original board will stand for re-election or not.

It's unusual for such a scenario to take place, and at a time when hockey is on a high following the men's journey to Rio.

Barry Feeney, who had been the board's chairman in recent years, explained: "The board was dissolved because of a breakdown in trust between some of its members.

"We tried to deliver for all clubs at all levels and that required a degree of compromise, but the baton will now be passed on."

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