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Name:    C¾ilÝn Duffy



Position nominated for: PR & Communications Member



Nominated by:Antrim, Ulster






ò I am the current Ulster Camogie PRO and have helped organise and present the inaugural Ulster Camogie Awards which took place last November. I have also been involved in remodelling the Ulster Camogie Website and also in rolling out the innovative Ulster Players Forum which was held earlier this week.



ò I have previously worked for the Camogie Association providing roundups to National media on Championship and League games.




ò I have served as National Higher Education GAA PRO for a full five-year term (as permitted by rule) thus bringing plenty of experience of PR at a national level for a Gaelic Games body.




ò Press Releases, Reports, Photos, Results and Fixtures E-mails were part of my remit which extended to Audio content which was provided free of charge in terms of interviews and reports from launches and games to various National and Local Radio Stations and also some websites.




ò During this time a new sponsor was sought and successfully achieved in Ulster Bank – this brought my involvement as PRO to a new level in liaising directly with Ulster Bank and also their PR firm to ensure the competitions were known and mentioned as the Ulster Bank Sigerson Cup and the Ulster Bank Fitzgibbon Cup.




ò I have worked in the area of Sports Journalism, specialising in GAA, Camogie and Ladies football for almost eight years at both National and Local level for TV, Radio, Print and Online media including RTE, TV3, TG4, BBC, and




ò A proficient Irish speaker – I am a regular contributor to Raidio na Gaeltachta and I have also appeared on TG4.





Name: Miriam O’Callaghan



Position nominated for: PR & Communications Member on Ardchomhairle



Nominated by: Offaly









ò Extensive Management experience in the workplace and in voluntary groups.



ò Negotiations -National Broadcaster – secured time on Sunday Game for camogie All Ireland semi finals, regular negotiation with Irish Sports Council, Sports Partnership, and other statutory bodies.



ò Set up first Camogie PR committee – to maximize publicity for Centenary year and present a professional approach to media coverage. Provided training programmes, PR packages for PRO’s, production of quality programmes for all National Camogie games and events.



ò Provided strong focus on development and enhancement of camogie through marketing in action plan 2004-2008 of the National Strategic Plan



ò Communications – As Uachtarßn An Cumann Cam¾gaÝochta, particularly during Centenary Year, invited to address a number of national and local events; guest speaker, events, panel discussions, print/radio/TV interviews, launches debates etc.  In my current role as Chair of Offaly Sports Partnership and as member of National Broadcast Complaints Committee have developed a network of contacts in sport and media.  Arranged Press conferences, produced media packs and acted as MC for Offaly camogie teams in All Ireland Finals of 2001 and 2008.



ò Strong advocate of technology as means of communication – websites, facebook twitter etc.







HSE – Current – HR Manager



2000-2007 Project Manager Construction of new Hospital Tullamore – responsible for all aspects of project including budget of €150m, communications/Media relations/PR, ensuring all stakeholders requirements were met by the Design Team







ò Diopl¾ma sa Ghaeilge



ò Diploma Mediation



ò Diploma in HR



ò Several in-house training programmes including; Management/ HR/ Communications/ media relations/facilitation/IT




I served as Uachtarßn of the Camogie Association from 2003 – 2006 overseeing the Centenary Year of the Association.  I have extensive experience to fill the position of PR & Communications Representative of An Cumann Cam¾gaÝochta in addition to my track record of passion and commitment to the promotion of camogie through a planned and sustained strategy.  I was heavily involved with the production of “”Pride and Passion“” by Paul Rouse which won a Camogie Media Award 2009. I would like to put these skills and experience to the continued development of camogie and ensure that it is portrayed as a game attractive for girls to play and that the association is a vibrant forward thinking organization that conducts its business in a professional manner.




I would work with the Director of Communications and Marketing to develop and implement an effective strategy covering all aspects of PR and Communications to meet the needs of our membership and external audiences. 


Name:  Gerry O’Sullivan (Gear¾id Ë S·illeabhßin)




Position nominated for:  PR & Communications Member



Nominated by:  Dublin, Cork, Kilkenny and Westmeath







ò 20+ years as a practitioner in Print and Radio journalism




ò 7 years as Head of Information for Public Sector Body




ò Academic Qualifications – Masters in Communications DCU




ò Active in GAA/Camogie for 40 years




ò Several positions as PRO at club and County levels in GAA and Camogie




ò Website administrator – club and county



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