50 Women of Influence – Aideen Rice

Aideen Rice, Cricket Ireland

In April 2018 Aideen Rice became the first Woman to be elected President of Cricket Ireland after an unbroken run of 77 Men.

It has been a major year for Ireland on the field of play, hosting the first ever Test Match to be played in Ireland, and setting the pace off the field as well was not unexpected.

Rice is only the second Woman in the history of the sport on a global basis to be elected President of a National Body.

She came to the sport from Hockey before playing at the fledgling YMCA Club in Dublin and then turning her hand to everything a volunteer does in a local sporting environment.  She was the first winner of the Volunteer of the Year Award as part of the Cricket Ireland Awards in 2012.

Prior to gaining the Presidency she served in the same position at her club and has also been an active member of the Leinster Cricket Union.



50 Women of Influence in Irish Sport 2018 is brought to you by Sport for Business in partnership with our friends at Liberty Insurance.

Over the coming weeks, we will identify more leaders on and off the field of play. They will include those who are role models in terms of their abilities and what they have achieved. They will come from teams and individual sports, from sponsorship partners, from the media, from the administrative corridors of power and from places where influence may be subtle but no less powerful.

We want your voice in who the remainder should be. Who do you come across in your working life within sport, or in your position as an observer, that you feel deserves recognition.

Contact us today Quoting Women in Sport 2018 Nomination to let us know who you think should be joining us.

This year we will be inviting each of our nominated 50 to join us at our Annual Women in Sport Conference, hosted this year in the studios of RTÉ on Wednesday morning, December 5th.

We will be unveiling the line up of speakers we have joining us over the coming weeks and you can book one of the limited places available to join us by clicking below.

We will also be publishing this year’s Women of Influence list, together with other interviews and content relating to the cause of promoting Women in Sport in a commemorative booklet.

If you would like to highlight the work your organisation is doing in this area as part of this project CONTACT US TODAY, Quoting Women in Sport 2019 Partnership and let’s talk about the options that are available.


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