Sinead Aherne, Footballer
As captain of the back to back winners of the TG4 All Ireland Ladies Football Championship, Sinead Aherne has been front and Centre stage of the surge in interest in the sport.
Attendance at the final has surged from 35,000 to 46,000 to 51,241 last month, one of the main reference points for the success of Women’s sport capturing its fair share of public attention and support.
Aherne has been even more visible within that for being the Dublin side’s top scorer, attaching her name to 3-10 across this year’s semi-final and final.
She began her football career with Dublin from her St Sylvester’s Club in Malahide in 2003 and has been part of all three of Dublin’s All Ireland titles, picking up six All Star Awards along the way.
She works in a senior role within KPMG and featured as one of the first participants in the Sport for Business and AIG Game Changer mentoring network in 2018.
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 will make places available to book, initially for Sport for Business members, from Monday, October 17th.
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.