Former Aer Lingus chairman honoured by the Irish Sailing Association
Former Aer Lingus chairman Colm Barrington has been honoured by the Irish Sailing Association for helping to fuel Ireland’s recent sailing success.
He got the association’s President’s Award for his role in establishing the sport’s high-performance programme here 12 years ago.
Olympic silver medallist Annalise Murphy was among those who paid tribute to him, saying Mr Barrington is “always pushing us to the next level”.
Irish Sailing Performance Director James O’Callaghan said that Mr Barrington’s efforts “had been crucial supporting Irish sailors who are now competing at the highest echelons of the sport, and regularly winning medals and world titles”.
Mr Barrington, now chairman of aircraft lessor Fly Leasing, was succeeded as chairman of Irish Sailing’s Olympic steering group by Greencore boss Patrick Coveney.