Michael Kerr says his first task as Tyrone's new county board chairman will be to create a united front "to make the GAA stronger" within the county.
Kerr emerged victorious from a tight race for the Red Hand County chair at Tuesday night's convention, defeating Damian Harvey and now ex-chairperson Roisin Jordan, and has no illusions over the challenges ahead.
"I believe that the real task with which we are confronted right now is to strive for unity within the GAA in our county," the Carrickmore man told the Belfast Telegraph. "Speaking from a personal perspective, I feel I owe this to the people who had faith in me and elected me. I am of the opinion that the GAA family can become even stronger and that all units can become closer.
"While it is great to have sampled All-Ireland success in the past - and hopefully we will achieve this in the very near future again - it is vital that all work together to make the GAA stronger within Tyrone.
"That is the challenge for us all. I believe it is important that we leave the Association in a better place than that in which we found it when we first became acquainted with it."