The Camogie Association welcome the announcement that Iar Uachtarán Miriam O’Callaghan has been appointed to the Board of Sport Ireland.
The Offaly native, who was Uachtarán of the Camogie Association from 2003 to 2006, has made an enormous contribution in the sporting sector over many years at local level in Offaly, and at National level with the Camogie Association.
Miriam was the 26th President of the Association and her involvement in Camogie spanned over many years, as a player, administrator, referee and coach. Miriam played a central role in the development and implementation of national strategic plans for the Association and was appointed to referee the All-Ireland Senior Camogie finals 1991 and 1993.
Miriam is currently a member of the Board of Offaly Sports Partnership and has served as Chairperson from 2010 to 2020.
In her professional capacity, Miriam has been a Senior HR Executive and Project Manager with the HSE with over 30 years’ experience in the health services at senior operational level.
Miriam will be joined on the board by Pauric Duffy, former Ard Stiurthóir for the GAA.
Welcoming the announcement Uachtarán Hilda Breslin said “It’s wonderful to see appointments of Miriam’s calibre and experience appointed to the Board of Sport Ireland, particularly recognising her outstanding contribution to Camogie and her appointment is even more welcome at this timely juncture for Irish Sport policy and especially women’s sport.
“In addition, I would also congratulate Pauric Duffy, former Ard Stiurthóir for the GAA on his appointment and all the new appointments to the Board of Sport Ireland and look forward to working with them all into the future.”