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‘Blow’ for Laois GAA as Games Development Officer steps away from role

New Laois Games Development Officer Peter Hally
New Laois Games Development Officer Peter Hally

Laois GAA have been dealt a blow with the news that one of their Games Development Officers has stepped away from his role.

Wexford native Peter Hally has made the decision to step down for now from his position.

Hally, who was very well liked among Laois GAA clubs, joined from Wexford in August 2017.

His decision to step down has been described as a ‘blow to Laois’ by Coaching and Games Officer Fergal Byron.

He hopes that Peter will return to Laois in the not too distant future.

Appointments of Games Development Officers to different counties fall to Leinster GAA.

However, given the current economic climate caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, a spokesperson for Leinster GAA told LaoisToday that a replacement for Hally would be unlikely in the short term.

Hally’s departure means that in the last year, Laois GAA has lost him, Colm Begley, Andrew Kavanagh and Ciaran Muldowney in the last few years.

And that means that Games Development Manager Mike Henchy has just Donie Brennan and Jason Coffey at his disposal as remaining Games Development Officers.

Paying tribute to Hally, Park-Ratheniska thanked him for all his help.

They said: “We’d like to wish Peter Halley all the best as he steps away from his role as Laois GDA.

“Peter has been a huge help to our coaches and our club in his role and we cannot thank him enough for all he has done for us.”

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