CORKMAN Ted O’Mahony has been elected as the chairman of the FAI Junior Council.
Having given many years, 22 in total, in his various roles with the Cork AUL, and also most recently as the vice chairperson of the FAI Junior Council, O’Mahony now holds the top job with regards to the running of Junior football in Ireland.
He is due to take up and commence work his new role as FAI Junior Council chairman this August, during what will be a two-year tenure.
“I am looking forward to working very hard over the next two years and do everything I can. I hope to bring some good to the FAI Junior Council,” said O’Mahony when speaking to The Echo.
“I know the FAI at the moment, the air is not great with what is happening. But I am hoping that will all straighten out and that the FAI will be better in the long run.”
As for what he would like to see transpire during his time as the FAI Junior Council chairman, O’Mahony added:
“I would like to see the Oscar Traynor improved, which is not great at the moment and a lot of leagues are not in it.
“The Oscar Traynor situation needs a big look at and see what is going to happen for the future. There is a load of leagues not in it because you can’t get people to go on teams or to train.
“So that has to be looked at certainly, to come up with some system to keep everybody happy.
“Also, I would like to see a Cork team winning the FAI Junior Cup, that has not happened for a long time.”
For O’Mahony, being appointed FAI Junior Chairman is a recognition for the work which he has undertaken over the years, including with the Cork AUL, most recently in his position as chairman.