Presidents of the GAA: Christy Cooney

Christy Cooney (born 1952), Cork, was the thirty-sixth president of the GAA (2009-2012).

Cooney’s presidency is best remembered for his stance against pitch invasion, with the GAA installing a large fence in front of the Hill 16 end of Croke Park.

Cooney was an assistant director of FAS. Shortly before the start of his presidency, after the resignation of FAS’s director general, he had to appear before the Public Accounts committee to account for spending on foreign travel by FAS executives.

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