Liffey to Exit Cycling Ireland

Cycling Ireland is on the lookout for a new CEO following the news that Geoff Liffey is to step down at the end of the year.

Liffey has been CEO for ten years and has overseen significant change in the sport.

A membership increase of more than 500 percent and the rollout of participation programmes like the Sprocket Rockets and the development of major sportives including the Great Dublin Bike Ride have all taken place on his watch and he has always been a pleasure to deal with.

The work at grassroots has filtered through to elite level as well with 120 medals won on the international stage over the past decade.

Hiss loss follows on from Heather Boyle, who has also been such a strong advocate moving over to the Olympic Federation of Ireland earlier in the year.

“I’d like to thank Geoff for the enormous contribution he has made to the organisation during the past 10 years, particularly in growing the membership base and creating the environment for our high-performance achievements,” said Cycling Ireland President Ciaran McKenna.

“I know he will be sadly missed by all his colleagues in the Cycling Ireland office, by the Board, and by the membership and club network across the country.”

“On behalf of the Board and members of Cycling Ireland I would like to wish Geoff every success in his future career.”

Less than two years out from the next Olympic Games the opening up of the position could be a great opportunity for advancement in the world of sports administration.

No details have been finalised yet on a recruitment process but as soon as it becomes apparent we will carry the details on Sport for Business.

We would like to thank Geoff for all his help over recent years and to wish him the very best of luck in the next chapter.

Image Credit: Sean Rowe

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