Pursuing Sporting Excellence: Insights on Success and Leadership

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Pursuing Sporting Excellence: Insights on Success and Leadership is a panel discussion featuring University of Galway alumni with significant sports expertise, leadership and administration skills. They will explore the strategies, leadership qualities, and personal journeys that drive excellence in the world of sports and sports management. We are delighted to be hosted by University of Galway graduate and former Aviva Stadium Director, Martin Murphy.

Don’t miss this opportunity to join us in the iconic Aviva Stadium for what promises to be a hugely stimulating evening.

Note: This is an in-person attended event.

Date: Tuesday, 28th November

Location: Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4. D04 K5F9.

Time: Refreshments, 6.30 pm. Panel discussion, 7.00 pm Sharp.


Damian Lawlor (HDip App. Comms. 1998, MA Journalism 2003)
RTÉ Sports Broadcaster, Journalist and Author.


Heather Boyle (BA 1998)
Former International Rower and Cyclist. Communications, PR and Athletes’ Commission Lead, Olympic Federation of Ireland. Programme Co-Ordinator and Communications Officer, Cycling Ireland, 2009-2018.

Yvonne Comer (MBA 2019, PGrad Dip Science 2021)
Former Rugby International. Connacht Representative to the IRFU Union Committee. Board Member, Vision Sport Ireland. CEO and Co-Founder at RugbySmarts and GAASmarts, AI-driven sports analytics technology platform.

Kevin McStay (MA Leadership, Management & Defence Studies, NUIM)
Former Mayo Player and All-Star. Current Mayo Manager. Former Sunday Game Pundit, Irish Times Columnist and retired Army Officer.

Feargal O’Callaghan (MBA 2022)
High Performance Sports Lead, University of Galway. Team Manager, Rowing Ireland, Tokyo Olympics 2021. Athletics Performance Coach, Munster Rugby 1999-2019.

Admission is free but booking is necessary as places are limited.

Book here.

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