The Mayo County Board have been accused of fabricating the result of a vote of confidence in Mayo GAA executive and board by a number of clubs in the county.
Mayo GAA released a statement last night that a vote of confidence had been passed at a County Board meeting, something that has been denied. They claimed that 'a vote of confidence proposed in the Mayo GAA executive and board at tonight's meeting was resoundingly passed by all delegates’
According to Mayo News, Charlestown Sarsfields GAA,, Ballycastle GAA,Ardnaree Sarsfields GAA, and Louisburgh GAA have all released statements denying that a vote took place.
Louisburgh GAA tweeted earlier:
Statement from @LouisburghGAA pic.twitter.com/yCLq6Lrbj5
— Louisburgh GAA & LGFA (@LouisburghGAA) November 5, 2019
Meanwhile, Charlestown GAA said in a statement:
We have been contacted by a number of club members in relation to this issue
It is our understanding that a motion was proposed by an honorary county board officer who is not a club delegate and seconded by a delegate, but that no vote was held on this very important motion.
Our club delegate did not vote on this proposal nor was he given the opportunity and we would ask the County Board Executive to clarify last night’s statement.
Mayo GAA have now responded to those claims.
In a statement released this evening they say that at the County Board meeting in question it was proposed that a vote of confidence take place, something that was seconded by a number of delegates.
They then seem to imply that as no objections to the vote were put forward, it was just assumed the vote had been passed:
After a lengthy discussion among delegates on how to move forward for the betterment of Mayo GAA, a number of speakers called for support for the Executive to deal with the matter.
A motion for a vote of confidence in the Executive was proposed and it was seconded by a number of individuals. There were no objections raised by any club delegate to this motion.
As nobody present objected to the motion in any way the motion was taken as passed by all delegates without a vote been required.
The Mayo News also report that a proposal to ban members of the media from attending any future County Board meetings was also passed.