Dublin's John Horan elected as new GAA President

Horan won by a landslide this evening at the GAA Congress

BY Cian Roche 21:36 Friday 24 February 2017, 21:36 24 Feb 2017

Image: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Dublin's John Horan will serve as the GAA's next president after being elected by landslide at the GAA Congress on Friday evening. 

He beat off the challenge of Longford's Martin Skelly, Kerry's Sean Walsh, Galway's Frank Burke and Clare man Robert Frost in the race to succeed Aogán Ó Fearghail. 

The 58-year-old is a former Dublin minor manager and served as Leinster Council Chairman. He becomes the first President from Dublin since Dr. JJ Stuart in 1958.

Horan is principal of St.Vincent’s secondary school in Glasnevin.

Incomning GAA president John Horan celebrates with his wife Paula at tonight's GAA Congress. Image: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

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