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President of Athletics Association of Ireland to appear before Committee on Tourism, Culture, Sport, Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs

Liam Hennessy, President, Athletics Association of Ireland, John Foley, Chief Executive, and Professor Ciaran Ó Catháin, Chairman of Finance and Risk, will appear before the Committee on Tourism, Culture, Sport, Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs tomorrow, Wednesday, 15 December to discuss the association’s role and activities.

Committee Chairman Deputy Tom Kitt said: “Athletics Ireland is the national governing body for athletics in Ireland. Its primary objective is to promote and develop the sport at every level from recreational running and schools competitions through to supporting Ireland's elite athletes in international competition. It is administered by a Board of elected volunteer members who work in tandem with full-time staff based in Dublin and the regions.

Our meeting tomorrow will provide Athletics Ireland with an opportunity to outline in detail the vision and strategy of the organization in the coming years and its role in  developing athletics as an educational and recreational activity while also raising the competitive standards of Irish athletes domestically and on the world stage.

Ireland has a strong reputation in athletics, particularly running, and I would like to pay tribute to the achievement of our under-23 runners in winning gold at the European cross-country championships in Portugal on Sunday.”

This meeting will take place in Committee Room 4, Leinster House at 2pm tomorrow, Wednesday, 15 December.

This Committee can be viewed on-line

For further information please contact:

Ciaran Brennan,
Houses of the Oireachtas,
Communications Unit,
Leinster House,
Dublin 2

P: +3531 618 3903
M: 086-0496518
F: +3531 618 4551
E: ciaran.brennan@oireachtas.ie