Galway IFA re-elects County Chair after Healy ‘brokers peace’

Galway IFA met last night to host the Deputy President debates and to hold its AGM, where it re-elected Pat Murphy as its County Chairman.

Murphy was re-elected at a well attended meeting last night, March 3, in the Raheen Woods Hotel, Athenry.

The county has had a few turbulent months, with talks of a split between north and south Galway as well as Tom Turley, the incumbent Connacht Chair being challenged for his position.

It was expected that Murphy was to be challenged on the night for his role however this did not come to pass.

Speaking to Agriland, Murphy said confirmed he was to be challenged but that IFA Presidential candidate Joe Healy, guest speaker on the night, brokered peace for the county.

It was a very positive meeting last night, we couldn’t have hoped for better. The county came together.

Along with the re-election of Murphy, Galway also elected Micheál Haverty of Clonberne and Gerard Keating of Moylough as the new County Secretary and Assistant Secretary, respectively.

Galway’s second representative, Peter Gohery remains as National Council Representative for the county.

Murphy said that there was a good attendance at the meeting and that the whole county is 100% behind Joe Healy as he runs for IFA President.