Lisa Hayden, GAA

Lisa Hayden is the Digital Content Manager at the GAA and the driving force behind the development of GAA Now across social and online media.

A graduate in English, Sociology and Sports Management from UCD her first job in sport was as a development officer with Rowing Ireland before joining the International Governing Body for that sport, FISA, in Switzerland for two years.

She returned to Ireland in 2014 and joined the Communications team at the GAA, a perfectly timed move ahead of the transformation of the Association’s digital content into the current portfolio of clip rights and live programming across Facebook.

In the first year of GAA Now it attracted over 20 million video views, placing the GAA right to the fore in terms of embracing the digital nature of modern sports coverage.


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 be unveiling the line up of speakers we have joining us over the coming weeks and you can book one of the limited places available to join us by clicking below.

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.

If you would like to highlight the work your organisation is doing in this area as part of this project CONTACT US TODAY, Quoting Women in Sport 2019 Partnership and let’s talk about the options that are available.