Jackie Cahill has been named as the new Commercial and Communications Manager at the Ladies Gaelic Football Association.
He takes up the position straight away, taking over from Derek Kinnevey who has moved on to Paralympics Ireland looking after their Communications in the run up to next year’s European Para Swimming Championships in Dublin and the Paralympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.
Cahill, a native of Tipperary, has been reporting on Ladies Gaelic Football for over a decade, supplying news and match reports to national media outlets. He has a strong reputation as a journalist across many media, contributing to Tipp FM (pictured above) as well as to the LGFA’s official Peil Magazine.
Cahill will oversee the continued development of the LGFA’s Commercial and Communications strategy, with the Association aiming for further growth in the coming years.
Last September, the TG4 All-Ireland finals at Croke Park were played out in front of a record 46,286 attendance.
“We are delighted to welcome Jackie on board and we look forward to a long and fruitful partnership,” said LGFA Chief Executive Helen O’Rourke.
Cahill is a journalism graduate from Dublin City University, and he has also attained a Master of Arts degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Waterford IT.
Last Sunday, he completed his seventh marathon when clocking a time of 3:59:08 in the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon.
He was previously the Gaelic Games correspondent for the Irish Daily Mirror newspaper, before embarking on a successful freelance career.
A 2008 GAA McNamee award winner, Cahill is also the author of four books, namely the autobiographies of Wexford senior hurling manager Davy Fitzgerald, former inter-county referee Paddy Russell, ex-Mayo footballer Conor Mortimer, and Tipperary’s two-time All-Ireland winning goalkeeper Brendan Cummins.
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