Sinead Heraty, Irish Ladies Golf Union

Sinead Heraty is Chief Executive of the Irish Ladies Golf Union.  It has been a major year for her in terms of looking at the past, the present and the future.

This year the ILGU celebrated 125 years in existence.  It currently has 35,000 members across over 350 golf clubs around the country.

In August, together with the Golfing Union of Ireland, it played host to the World Team Golf Championships at Carton House, as well as the accompanying Congress of the World Golfing Federation.

Professional Women’s golf will return to Ireland next year when the Northern Ireland Open stages a Ladies event alongside the Mens, another sign of progress in the sport.

Heraty has been a key driver in the process of unifying the men’s and Women’s game and that project should come to fruition early in 2019 with Heads of agreement reached between the two sides this year to create a single governing body for the sport.

Heraty has been CEO at the Irish Ladies Golf Union since 2004 having previously worked in the banking sector.

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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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