Former New York chairman Larry McCarthy has been nominated as a candidate for the Presidency of the GAA by the Exiles' county board.

McCarthy, currently a trustee of the GAA and member of the Association's management committee, will contest the election to succeed John Horan at the GAA Congress in February 2020.

Armagh's Jarlath Burns, Jerry O'Sullivan  of Cork and Roscommon's Mick Rock have also already been nominated. 

An All-Ireland Club Championship medal winner with Thomond College, McCarthy is a native of Bishopstown, Co Cork, and has served the New York Board in a variety of roles.  

In addition to being Chairperson from 2008 to 2011, he was also secretary for six years, and most recently filled the role of PRO.      

At Congress in 2018, McCarthy was elected as one of the GAA's trustees and became the first person from outside of Ireland or England to become a member of the management committee.  

He served on the Strategic Review Committee in 2018 under the Chairmanship of Horan, and was appointed to the Towards 150 Committee by previous president Aogán Ó Fearghail.  

As Chairman of the New York Board he served on Central Council for three years and is currently a member of the Finance Committee of the GAA.  

McCarthy is a long-time member and chairman  of the Sligo Football Club in New York, which won their first New York  senior championship in 34 years in 2019.

McCarthy is an associate professor of management at Seton Hall University in New Jersey where his specialty is sports marketing.  

"Studying sport on a day-to-day basis gives me a particular insight into the challenges and issues facing sporting organizations, especially amateur sporting organizations," he said. 

"CLG is the greatest example in the world of a community based, amateur sport organisation."