Croke Park has recommended that Donegal GAA appoint a ‘Head of Operations’ to oversee coaching, finance and governance.
The recommendation was among findings of a probe into Donegal GAA affairs which were outlined to club delegates last night.
It follows the shock resignation of former Head of Academy, Karl Lacey, in February and the departure of Senior Manager Paddy Carr in March.
Lacey’s club, Four Masters, subsequently called for the resignation of at least two senior members of the County Board.
The GAA subsequently took advantage of its wide remit to investigate all issues during an independent probe.
Headed up by the Director General, Tom Ryan, and Ulster President, Ciaran McLaughlin, last night’s meeting was informed of restructuring on a number of fronts.
Croke Park will oversee the implementation of the recommendations over a period of time. It is understood the proposed new Head of Operations will be appointed to oversee coaching, finance,fundraising and governance.
A new committee is also to be formed in order to run and oversee the workings of the underage academy, which was the focal point in a major fall out between Karl Lacey and certain board members.
The County Board has also been advised to alter their process for the selection of managers. They were heavily criticised for the process, and lengthy delay, in appointing a new manager.
The full report will be released to the clubs later today.