Joan began her playing and camogie administrative career with Fr. O’Neills in Ladysbridge/Ballymacoda parish in
Since moving to Kildare she has played an active role in camogie at all levels. She is a member of Celbridge Camogie and GAA club. She has served as
In 2004, Camogie Centenary Year, Joan authored Soaring Sliothar, a history of Kildare camoige. She will be the first representative of Kildare Camogie to serve as National President of the Camogie Association.
Joan maintains strong links with her GAA roots in
Joan commented, “”I am honoured and excited to lead Cumann Cam¾gaÝochta na nGael for the next three years. Camogie is a thrilling and exciting game and, under the recent stewardship of
“”I look forward to strengthening co-operation with all codes and organisations in the family of Gaelic Games. When we combine our efforts in key areas, such as fixtures planning, games development, children’s welfare, club administration and promotion of our games, the results can be greater for all our organisations and we can do this while also retaining our uniqueness.””
Joan works as Communications and Programme Manager with the Combat Poverty Agency, a government advisory body. She is Editor of Action on Poverty Today and her publications’ work includes editor of Rich and Poor Perspectives on Tackling Inequality in Ireland and authoring People, Poverty and Participation.