Mayo Rugby Development Officer Takes Up Duty
In late 2021 Connacht Rugby, in conjunction with Mayo County Council, announced a further development in investment at grassroots rugby with the creation of a new Rugby Development Officer role in Co. Mayo. The announcement comes on the back of a new strategic partnership between the two organisations, which will allow for increased funding for grassroots rugby in the county.
Following a recruitment process, the successful applicant, Simon O Malley, has taken up his post and will focus on a number of key pillars of rugby participation, including working directly with National & Secondary Schools, Women in Rugby, Diverse communities, people with a disability and adult rugby. Targets will be set for each pillar to ensure an overall growth of playing numbers in Co. Mayo.
Pictured: L-R: Laura Flynn (Mayo County Council), Cllr. Michael Kilcoyne, Lyndon Jones (Connacht Rugby), Joe Gorham (Connacht Rugby), Gerry Casey (Connacht Rugby), Simon O’Malley, Charlie Lambert (Mayo Sports Partnership), Cllr. Blackie Gavin, Cllr. Donna Sheridan