Mayo GAA chairman Liam Moffat is stepping down from his position after just two years 2 weeks ago

Mayo GAA chairman Liam Moffat is stepping down from his position after just two years

Moffat has only been in the position since 2019.

The Crossmolina native will vacate office at Mayo’s annual convention towards the end of the year.

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This is deemed to be quite a surprise given the long-term plans that the 47-year-old had outlined in his campaign to originally get the role.

The physiotherapist had played footballl for his club and for Mayo at all levels.

The county's PRO John Walker, released the following statement:

"At a meeting of Coiste Bainistí tonight our chairperson Liam Moffatt informed the officers of the board that he will not be seeking a nomination for a third term as chairperson of Mayo GAA at our upcoming convention,” the statement began.

“The chairperson indicated that his decision was based on business and personal reasons. I would ask that our chairman be given the respect he deserves for making a very difficult decision.

“Nominations for convention will be sent out by Mayo GAA to clubs in the coming weeks. Once nominations have been submitted, they will be communicated to the clubs.”

Moffatt had replaced Mike Connelly upon the latter’s completion of his five-year term in December 2019, but his relatively short tenure has been hugely complicated by the Covid-19 pandemic and the resultant wave of restrictions.

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