New role will take Healy far from fields of Athenry
Howls of delight erupted as the name of the 15th IFA president was announced.
In front of a bank of TV cameras, supporters of victorious Galway farmer Joe Healy burst into a spontaneous chorus of 'The Fields of Athenry' in reference to his hometown.
But it is a place he's unlikely to see much of over the next two years, with the hectic schedule of the IFA's top role now his priority. Today, he is straight into a meeting with Glanbia, and he'll be on a red-eye flight to Brussels tomorrow.