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Former Director-General of GAA appointed to Board of Sport Ireland

Jul 22, 2021 13:07 By Sean McCaffrey
Former Director-General of GAA appointed to Board of Sport Ireland Former Director-General of GAA appointed to Board of Sport Ireland
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The appointment is one of 4 made to be announced

The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin T.D., and the Minister of State with responsibility for Sport and the Gaeltacht, Jack Chambers T.D., have announced the appointment of the following members to the Board of Sport Ireland:

  1. Ms Michelle Tanner
  2. Ms Deirdre Ryan
  3. Ms Miriam O’Callaghan
  4. Mr Páraic Duffy

Páraic Duffy

Páraic has a lifelong experience of active involvement in sport, as both administrator and participant. From 2008 to 2018 he was Director-General of the GAA.  As Director-General he provided a strategic and analytical perspective and developed policies on a wide range of issues for the Association. His current roles in Irish sport include President of Ulster Schools GAA; independent member of the board of Ulster GAA; member of the Disputes Resolution Authority and Chairperson of the Judging Panel for the Federation of Irish Sport ‘Volunteers in Sport Awards’.  He is Coaching Officer in his local GAA club, Scotstown. Páraic has extensive board and corporate experience and is a current member of the Institute of Directors.  He is currently a director of Enterprising Monaghan and Chairperson of its Strategy Committee.  He is also a director of Sport Ireland Facilities DAC.

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