Coughlan drops out of race for Donegal chair

November 30, 2017

Former Tánaiste Mary Coughlan

Former Tánaiste Mary Coughlan has withdrawn her name for the race to become Donegal GAA's next chairperson.

It was learned two weeks ago that Coughlan, who served as Ireland's Tánaiste from 2008 to 2011, was one of six candidates in the running to succeed outgoing county board chairman Sean Dunnion after being nominated by the St Michael's club.

However, The Irish News has revealed today that the St Naul's secretary contacted Michael's to confirm that she wouldn't be letting her name go forward for the post.

It is understood that former board secretary and current Gaoth Dobhair chairman Mairtin O'Fearraigh has now taken Coughlan's place in the race, joining Mick McGrath, Grace Boyle, Frankie Doherty, Cieran Kelly and Niall Erskine in their bid for the Tir Chonaill hot-seat.

The county convention is set to take place on December 8th in Ballybofey.  

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