Gymnastics Ireland CEO Ciaran Gallagher Elected to OCI Executive Committee

10th February 2017, 00:00a.m.

Gymnastics Ireland CEO Ciaran Gallagher was elected as an Executive Committee member of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) last night at the EGM of the OCI held on Thursday 9th February at the Conrad Hotel, Dublin. He joins new executive committee members are Denis Toomey (Paralympics), Georgina Drumm (Athletics), Lochlann Walsh (Triathlon), Robert Johnson (Hockey), Ciaran Gallagher (Gymnastics), PJ Nolan (Cycling) and Darren O’Neill (Boxing). CEO of Swim Ireland, Sarah Keane was elected as the first new President of the OCI since 1989. Colm Barrington was elected 1st Vice-President, Robert Norwood 2nd Vice President & Sarah O'Shea as Honorary Secretary.

Speaking after his election and at the end of the EGM, Mr. Gallagher had this to say:

“'I'm incredibly excited at being given the opportunity to work to further the olympic movement for Ireland and would like to thank all those who supported me. I look forward to working with our new President Sarah Keane and the rest of Executive Committee in the development of one of the linchpin organisations of Irish sport.”

Reacting to the appointment and in attendance at the EGM also was Chairman of Gymnastics Ireland, Ger Rellis:

“Gymnastics Ireland were thrilled by appointment of CEO Ciaran Gallagher to the OCI Executive Committee. He brings a wealth of experience, commitment and dedication to delivery of results. He has been instrumental in positively and constructively changing gymnastics here in Ireland and he has, introduced best practise governence to facilitate that. Of course he also over saw the historic qualification of gymnasts for the London and Rio Olympic games. We wish him every success in this new role.”

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