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Jarlath Burns To Be Proposed As Next GAA President

The Armagh county board are set to nominate Jarlath Burns as the next GAA president.

The next president will be elected at Congress 2020 in February of next year with the successful incumbent set to serve a three-year term running from 2021-2024.

Should Burns, a former Armagh senior captain, be successful he will take over from Dublin native John Horan who currently occupies the position.

Burns represented the Orchard County for over a decade with his final season culminating in him captaining the side to a first Ulster SFC title in 17 years. The win was the catalyst for what would become Armagh’s greatest ever period where they won seven Ulster Championships, one National League and the county’s only ever All-Ireland success.

Jarlath Burns

Since retirement, Burns has become a high-profile administrator, serving on Central Council between 2000 and 2003. He became the first players’ representative to sit on the Ard Comhairle.

The Silverbridge club man was also chairman of both the Standing Committee on the Playing Rules and the 125th Anniversary Committee. In recent years, Burns has served as the Armagh delegate to Ulster GAA and serves the management committee of both Armagh and Ulster GAA.

The county board are set to nominate Burns on Wednesday evening meaning he will be the second name thrown into the hat after Roscommon’s Mick Rock was proposed earlier this week.

If the Armagh man is elected, he will be the first sitting president from the six counties since the early 1990s when Peter Quinn held the role.

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