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O'Connor to get GAA Handball role

Meath's Walter O'Connor is to be installed as the new GAA Handball President next weekend.

O'Connor, who will take over the reins at the annual Handball Congress in Kells, in his native county, has ambitious plans for the game over the next three years.

"I'm trying to bring a business-like structure to the organisation, dedicated to targets and goals, to financing, to branding and to branding awareness. I definitely want to foster a closer link to the GAA and give the sport a higher profile," he said.

"I have played the sport since I was four years of age and love it with a passion.

"The likes of 'Ducksy' Walsh and Tom Sheridan came to me and asked me to run for the presidency last year because they felt that someone with an entrepreneurial vision, plus a knowledge of the game, of the politics and officialdom, would help to move things forward."

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