Fitzer aims to continue two roles

Independent TD Peter Fitzpatrick has promised to raise standards in Louth GAA following his overwhelming victory at Monday night’s convention in Darver. The Clan na Gael man will succeed now former chairman Des Halpenny thanks to a landslide victory which saw him take 83 of the 129 votes cast way ahead of rivals Declan Byrne and Fra Kieran who received 24 and 22 votes respectively.
Fitzpatrick has been both a player and manager for the Wee County and now he will try to raise Louth football from the ashes after a barren few years for local Gaels. According to the newly elected chairman there is plenty of work to do in his new role but his immediate priorities will be to build the new county grounds in Dundalk.
Speaking yesterday morning (Tuesday) the Belfry Gardens man insisted that he has no intention of saying goodbye to his political career following confirmation of his new role within Louth GAA on Monday evening.
“Let me categorically state that I will be putting my name forward for the next general election and hopefully continue to serve the people of County Louth. I don’t drink or smoke and I am as fit as I’ve ever been so I believe I can combine the role of Louth County Chairman and TD.
“I was absolutely delighted to receive so many votes on Monday evening in Darver and I promised everybody in attendance that I will fight tooth and nail to get Louth back to where I believe they should be. Louth football is a huge passion of mine and I strongly believe we should be doing much better. We are not a division three team and I feel we should be at least a solid division two team going forward.

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