Special Olympics Ireland 

2016 Annual General Meeting

The Special Olympics Ireland 2016 AGM took place on Saturday 21st May 2016 in The Louis Fitzgerald Hotel and was well attended.  Claire Adams, Athlete representative on the Board welcomed everyone on the day and Terry Buckley, who chaired his first AGM, addressed the Delegates

Claire Adams opening the AGM

Terry Buckley, Chairperson, Matt English, CEO and Brendan Whelan,
Acting Treasurer, gave updates to the Delegates, during the AGM

Sarah Byrne, Basketball Athlete, who won gold at the 2015 LA Games, was interviewed by Frances Kavanagh. We were delighted to have Joe Schmidt as guest speaker who addressed the Delegates and was then presented with a framed photo by Chairperson, Terry Buckley

Frances Kavanagh, Senior Director, Sport 
 interviewing Sarah Byrne

Guest Speaker Joe Schmidt  

Chairperson Terry Buckley presenting a framed
 photo to guest speaker Joe Schmidt.

Chairperson Terry Buckley presenting a
 Distinguished Service Award to Maura Grace
 in recognition of her  outstanding support
 to the programme over numerous years

Three Board members retired from the Board and were presented with framed photos in recognition of their dedication and commitment to Special Olympics Ireland; Liam Collins, John Spillane & Fiona Donaghy

Matt English, CEO, Liam Collins, Former Secretary to the Board & Terry Buckley, Chairperson
Matt English, CEO, Claire Adams,Athlete Representative on the Board, John Spillane, Former Munster Regional Chair & Terry Buckley, Chairperson

There were also four new Board members announced at the AGM.  Helena Walsh was elected as  Secretary to the Board, Frank Fitzgerald as Chairperson for the Munster Region, Geraldine Ryan Meagher was elected by the Delegates and Maura Donovan was co-opted by the Board

Helena Walsh, Secretary on the Board


Geraldine Ryan Meagher elected
 from the floor at the AGM

Maura Donovan co-opted onto the Board


Frank Fitzgerald, Munster Regional Chairperson