IT’S a big weekend for Moyvane native Sean Walsh as he is one of five candidates bidding to be the new GAA President.
The annual congress of the GAA will be held in Croke Park this weekend and will see him bid to become only the second Kerryman to become Uachtarán of the most powerful sporting body in this island.
The other four candidates are Frank Burke from Galway, Robert Frost from Clare, John Horan from Dublin and Martin Skelly from Longford.
Sean Walsh had a distinguished playing career with his club Moyvane and Feale Rangers with whom he won two senior county football championship medals and held the position of Chairman of his club for a twelve year period.
He was Kerry County Development Officer for ten years and emerged as county Chairman in succession to Sean Kelly in 1998 and held down that position for another ten years.
He was Vice Chairman of the Munster Council before becoming Chairman of the Provincial body in 2010, completing his three year term last February. He has served on a number of committees in Croke Park
Sean is an ESB shift operative based in Tarbert, is married to Kilmoyley woman Patricia and they have two children, Kieran and Padraig.