Miriam Malone, Paralympics Ireland

Miriam Malone was appointed as the CEO of Paralympics Ireland in 2017 and immediately set about the task of hosting this year’s Allianz European Para Swimming Championships at the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus.

She doubled up as Chair of the Local Organising Committee and oversaw what was the most prestigious, in world sporting terms, events to take place here during the year.

Competing with the Papal Visit was just another hurdle to overcome but a wonderful tournament was crowned by the Gold Medal of Ellen Keane on the closing weekend.

There was little time for a break afterwards with attention switching immediately to the ongoing preparation of Team ireland for the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

Having worked in the leisure industry in Australia and the US, Malone’s return to Ireland in 2001 gave her an opportunity to be in at an early stage of the Local Sports Partnership network where she was a key player in the first partnership to be established in Kilkenny.

She went on to become the grassroots manager at the FAI and then to be the Business Partnerships Manager before joining Paralympics Ireland as CEO.

Ireland is a major player in terms of performance and administration within the International Paralympic movement.  Malone is a strong player to make the most of that.

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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.

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