ELECTED to Kerry County Council, at the first time of asking and with a very impressive vote, in last May’s local elections, Cllr Fionnán Fitzgerald has had a particularly busy six months, juggling his teaching job with his political duties, his chores as a part-time farmer, his role as assistant secretary of the Kerry County Board and other community involvements.
But now the popular Ballymacelligott man – who teaches Irish and religion in CBS Tralee – has opted to quit one position and it’s is his very time-consuming role with the GAA that is being sacrificed.
He will be vacating the assistant secretary position at the county convention in the Rose Hotel in Tralee on Tuesday, December 10 and it will allow him to concentrate on the many other irons he has in the fire.
The vice chairman of the board, Diarmuid Ó Sé of Dromid Pearses, will also be stepping down, having completed the maximum five-year term while Eamonn Whelan of St Senans is resigning from the position of development officer which is a role filled by appointment as opposed to election.
In other changes, Central Council delegate John Joe O’Carroll is also leaving the post having completed the maximum five-year term allowed.
Nominations are being accepted for all positions – with the exception of secretary, development officer and children’s officer which are appointed – and the closing date for the receipt of entries is Friday next, November 8.
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