Stephen Flynn, Enda Stenson, Brendan Guckian – Sports Preview – Episode 133
This week is a little different on the show, with a relatively quiet weekend on the sporting action we’re taking a little look at the upcoming elections for the Chairman’s position of Leitrim GAA speaking to both candidates for the role.
With a number of clubs holding their own AGM’s ahead of the county convention on the 15th December, we’ve put both potential chairmen in the spotlight to discuss their experience, their ambitions and what they would see as success, should they be elected to the head of the organisation in just three weeks.
Enda Stenson (Eslin) joins Breifne to discuss decades of service to the association in the county as a player, administrator, referee and through his political life as the chairperson of the Leitrim Sports Partnership. Enda also deals with the question of whether there might be a conflict between winning this role and his two decades as an elected member of Leitrim County Council.
Enda expresses his delight that there is an election for the position and that discussion will take place about the merits of both candidates. He also lets us know about his disappointment that it is the only role which will be contested at the convention.
Stephen Flynn (Mohill) is also an administrator with four decades of experience in the game having been elected to the position of club secretary at just fifteen years of age and having served as secretary of both the County Board and Bord na nOg in the past.
He details his ambitions for where Leitrim GAA can push on after a double promotion season with both the Footballers and Hurlers moving up a grade. Stephen discusses the potential conflict of interest with his son Domhnall an active member of the senior football squad.
Finally on the show, newly appointed U17 county football manager Brendan Guckian drops in to discuss his return to the inter county sideline, two years after leaving the senior squad. With a hugely experienced support team with him, the future is looking very bright for the future generation of Leitrim footballers.