FORMER Camogie Association president Joan O’Flynn has been appointed as the new Ard Stiúrthóír of the body.
The Cork native takes over from Mary O’Connor, who has been acting Ard Stiúrthóír for the last 15 months. Ms O’Connor will resume her role as director of Camogie development.
Ms O’Flynn becomes the Association’s third full-time Ard Stiúrthóír after Sheila Wallace and Sinéad O’Connor. The role involves managing the association’s activities and staff and its many volunteers and sub-committees.
Joan has served camogie with distinction over many years and I know she will bring the same passion and energy to her new role,” said Aileen Lawlor, president of the Camogie Association.
Joan O’Flynn was educated at St Mary’s Midleton, UCCand UCD, graduating with a Master’s Degree in Equality Studies. She has previously worked for Combat Poverty and with the Department of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs.
Camogie is the most popular female team sport in Ireland, according to the association.