Sport for Business is pleased to publish our annual list of 50 Influential Women in Irish Sport.

We are delighted to be once again supported in this initiative by Liberty Insurance, sponsors of the All Ireland Camogie Championship and longtime backers of Women in Sport in Ireland.

This project began back in 2014 in response to a comment that we would be lucky to name 20 Women that played an influential role in Irish sport.

It was never about Women’s sport, it is about the influence that women are wielding across all sport.

It has been harder than ever this year to narrow down the list to those published below, all of whose profiles can be read on our site and are published in a commemorative booklet marking our Annual Women in Sport Conference at RTÉ on December 5th.

In 2019 we will seek to address that wider recognition of the many more who were nominated and who fully deserve to be applauded for the work they do in making it normal for Women to be involved in every level of sport.

For 2018 though here are those Women of Influence.  We salute each and every one of you for what you do.


Read the full entry for Sarah Keane, Su Carty, Katie Mullan, Tracey Kennedy, Cliona O’Leary, Ellen Keane, Niamh O’Donoghue, Sarah O’Connor, Mary O’Connor, Dr Una May, Deirdre Ashe, Gemma Bell, Michelle Carpenter, Sinead Galvin, Katie Taylor, Miriam Malone, Fiona Muldoon, Joanne Cantwell, Anne O’Leary, Rachel Solon, Joy Neville, Sinead Aherne, Fiona Hampton, Elaine Carey, Aideen Rice, Helen O’Rourke, Louise Conlon, Aoife Clarke, Susan Brady, Dee Forbes, Rea Walshe, Jill Downey, Kelli O’Keeffe, Edel McCarthy and Lisa Browne, Sinead Heraty, Lisa Hayden, Maeve Buckley, Grainne Barry, Roisin Glynn, Aoife Lane, Eavan Mulligan, Karen Coventry, Irene Gowing and Sorcha Fennell-Sheehan, Sue Ronan, Jacqui Hurley and Evanne Ní Chuilinn, Sarah Colgan, Louise Kidd, Áine Plunkett, Jessica Harrington, Aisling O’Brien.

Thank you to those many who moninated over 100 different individuals.  We will look to feature each of those in a new weekly series staring in January 2019.  This is just a snapshot in time.  The work goes on.

Contact us today Quoting Women in Sport 2019 Nomination to let us know who you think we should feature for the work they do on or off the field of play, in media, in sponsorship or in the corridors of sporting power.