GAA Congress votes to establish gender balance on management committee
By John Harrington
GAA Special Congress today voted to establish a gender balance in the membership of Association’s Central Council Management Committee (Coiste Bainistí) of a minimum of 40 per cent female or male representation.
Currently three of Coiste Bainistí’s 19 board members are female which equates to 16%.
The ratification of Special Congress Motion 9 with a majority vote of 79 per cent sets in motion a three-stage process towards gender balance by initially increasing the size of Coiste Bainistí to 21 members in 2024 of which nine will be female.
From 2027 onwards, a 16-person Coiste Bainistí will include a minimum of seven females. As a minimum, three of the four provincial representatives, one of the two independent appointees, one of the two representatives of Congress, as well as the LGFA and Camogie representatives must all be women from Congress 2027 onwards.