Kent rules out role in Leinster

Published 19/11/2016 | 00:00

G.A.A.official Derek Kent has put an end to speculation that he could be retained for another term in a position he has held in the Leinster Council for nearly three years.

The Taghmon-Camross clubman has been Chairman of the provincial body's Infrastructure/Health and Safety committee since February, 2014, and his three-year term of office is due to conclude at the annual Convention next February.

With a new provincial Chairman, Jim Bolger from Carlow, set to take over from Dublin's John Horan in 2017, it was suggested that Kent might be retained in the role.

However, a letter sent to this newspaper last week emphatically ruled out this possibility. 'I will not be seeking renewal to that position or to any other position outside County Wexford in the foreseeable future,' Kent said.

He noted that during his period in that office, investment in the region of €500,000 has been made by that committee in the county.

Kent has been mentioned in dispatches as a likely candidate for the soon to be vacant position of Wexford Board Chairman, but he made no reference to any intentions in that regard in the letter.

However, it is expected that his name will be among the nominations which are due to close at 5 p.m. this coming Friday.

Wexford People

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