Cooney offers Croke Park for Sigerson Cup final

GAA president Christy Cooney has committed Croke Park for the staging of the 2011 Ulster Bank GAA Sigerson Cup final.

GAA president Christy Cooney has committed Croke Park for the staging of the 2011 Ulster Bank GAA Sigerson Cup final.

Cooney was speaking today at the AGM of Comhairle Ardoideachais (Third Level GAA) at DIT Aungier Street.

"I would like to commend the work of the Higher Education GAA sector and offer Croke Park to host the 2011 Sigerson Cup final in the centenary year of the competition," he said.

The Sigerson Cup, the highly-regarded third level football tournament, was first competed for in 1911 when it was won by UCD.

Meanwhile, outgoing Comhairle Ardoideachais chairman John Devaney has stepped down from his role.

The Longford native had been in the postion for the past four years, and will be succeeded by Dundalk IT's Michael O Maille who previously held the role of secretary.

Officers Elected - Comhairle Ardoideachais 2009/2010:

Chairman - Michael Maile (DKIT); Vice Chairman - Gerry Tully (DIT); Secretary - Mike McMahon (AIT); PRO - Cóilín Duffy; Treasurer - Ray O'Brien (TCD); Ard Chomairle Delegate - John Devaney (QUB); Coiste Bainisti Delegate - Pat Naughton; Connacht - Larry Elwood (GMIT); Leinster - Tommy Flynn (NUIM); Ulster - Adrian McGuckin (UUJ); British Universities - Peter Mossey

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