Aoife Lane, Women’s Gaelic Players Association
Aoife Lane is the Chair of the Women’s Gaelic Players Association. In 2017 she took on a new role as Head of the Department of Sport and Health Science in Athlone Institute of Technology.
That came two years after being the driving force behind the founding of the representative body for the biggest cohort of women playing team sports in Ireland.
The significant advance in terms of recognition at Government level and negotiation with the Governing Bodies of the two sports of Camogie and Ladies Football has come about over this period and the doubling of specific Government funding for Women’s Sport in 2019 is as much down to her hard work behind the scenes as to the triumph of players on the field and athletes across the multitude of sports.
Lane’s energy laid the bedrock for what has come. For that, she deserves enormous credit.
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 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.
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