Former Tanaiste confirms interest in becoming next Donegal GAA chairperson

Mary Coughlan has confirmed that she is interested in becoming the next chairperson of the Donegal GAA County Board.

The former Tanaiste has been nominated for the position.

Mary Coughlan, who was Tánaiste in the Irish Government from 2008-2011, is currently secretary of her local St Naul’s club.

She is one of six candidates thought to be in the running to succeed outgoing Donegal GAA chair Sean Dunnion, whose five year term is up.

It is understood that she has been nominated by at least one club for the hot seat in Donegal football.

Speaking to Ocean FM news today, Mary Coughlan confirmed that she is interested in the position.

But she could have strong opposition from experienced GAA officials like Mick McGrath, Grace Boyle, Frankie Doherty, Cieran Kelly and Nial Erskine.

The board’s annual convention takes place in Jackson’s Hotel, Ballybofey on Friday December 8.