Geraldine McTavish is the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer at the GAA.

Her role sits at the heart of the Association’s Community team and she has been an active advocate for the power of inclusion at every level.

Working closely with groups that might once have seen themselves as ‘outside’ the world of sport and Gaelic Games, in terms of race, gender, disability and more, she has created and delivered programmes on leadership, engagement and stakeholder awareness that are having a real positive impact across a significant portion of Irish sport and society.

She managed the largest GAA, LGFA and Camogie presence at this year’s Pride March in Dublin and advises each of the Gaelic Games associations on best practice when it comes to inclusion.

She joined the GAA in this role in August 2019 having previously worked in Club Development Roles with Special Olympics Ireland, the Irish Amateur Boxing Association, and Ladies Football.

See who else has joined Geraldine on the 2022 list by clicking on the image below.




This is the tenth edition of our Sport for Business listing of 50 Women of Influence in Irish Sport.

Read more about the list and nominate who you think should be a part of it in 2022.

We are proud to do so again this year with AIG, an organisation that has pledged its commitment to equality in its partnerships with Gaelic Games, Tennis, Golf and more, for whom “Effort is Equal” and with whom we have ambitious plans to extend the reach of this annual celebration of the Women who are making a difference.

This year’s list will be drawn as before from the worlds of leadership, partnership, storytelling, and performance.

We began this journey in 2013 when challenged that we would never be able to produce a list of twenty Influential Women in Irish Sport. The 20 stretched to 30, then 40 and 50 and it still does not do justice to the talent that is out there.

This year once more, to keep things fresh we will introduce at least 30 percent of fresh names from last year. That will be the hardest part to have some names replaced but if it was too easy it would be of less value.

The list we will continue to build over the coming weeks is a snapshot of those women who are making a mark on how sport is played, consumed, grown and delivered.

They are part of making the role of women in sport unexceptional by being exceptional in what they do.