Gary Keegan to leave Institute of Sport role
Gary Keegan is to move on to pastures new
Sport Ireland has announced that Irish Institute of Sport director Gary Keegan will leave his post with the organisation in September to take up a new business venture.
Keegan, who took up the role in September 2008 following the Beijing Olympics, has established the Institute of Sport as one of the world leaders in the preparation and development of not just high performance athletes, but also high performance coaches.
The Institute has grown to become a significant catalyst in driving the evolution of high performance sport in Ireland and now supports 20 sports and over 250 athletes.
"My decision to depart at this time reflects my desire and appetite for a new challenge in my own pursuit of excellence"
Speaking about his departure, Keegan was keen to pay tribute to those with whom he has worked: “It has been a true honour and an absolute privilege to lead the Team at the Institute of Sport which supports Ireland’s best athletes, coaches and leaders to perform on the international stage.
"I want to thank my own management team and staff and the many athletes, coaches and leaders whom I have had the pleasure of working with and supporting."
Keegan added: “My decision to depart at this time reflects my desire and appetite for a new challenge in my own pursuit of excellence. My intention moving forward is to launch a new high performance support offering for the world of business in early 2017.
“I want to thank the Board, CEO John Treacy and my colleagues at Sport Ireland for all their support and commitment to the Institute of Sport. Prior to my departure after the Paralympic Games in September, I will be working closely with Sport Ireland to achieve a successful handover to a new leader.
“In the interim my immediate focus is to continue to provide every necessary support to Team Ireland at the 2016 Games.”
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