GAA director general Páraic Duffy will step down in March 2018

‘His vision, energy, integrity and fairness have been key to growth over past decade’

GAA Director General Páraic Duffy will retire from his position in March of next year. Photograph: Inpho

GAA Director General Páraic Duffy will retire from his position in March of next year. Photograph: Inpho

 

GAA director general Páraic Duffy has announced that he will retire from his position on March 31st 2018.

He notified the GAA central council and management committee of his decision on Wednesday and released the following statement; “I am privileged to have had the opportunity to serve as Ard Stiúrthóir for the past 10 years.

“I would like to express my thanks to the four GAA Presidents with whom I have worked, Nickey Brennan, Christy Cooney, Liam Ó Néill and Aogán Ó Fearghail, to the members of Central Council, Management Committee and other national committees, to our staff in Croke Park, and to officials, volunteers and staff at provincial, county and club levels for their constant support and encouragement.

“I look forward to working with Uachtarán Aogán Ó Fearghail and Uachtarán-tofa John Horan on a range of projects over the next few months.”

On behalf of the GAA, the president, Aogán Ó Fearghail, sincerely thanked Páraic Duffy for his “outstanding service and wished him and his wife Vera and family well for the future.

“His vision, energy, integrity and fairness have been key to the association’s growth over the past decade; his contribution has been immense. Tá muid fíor bhuíoch dó agus guíonn muid gach rath ar Pháraic sa todhchaí.”

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