Castlerea GC member named among ‘Top 50 Women of Influence in Irish Sport’

Castlerea Golf Club’s Kay O’Loughlin has been named as one of the ‘Top 50 Women of Influence in Irish Sport’ by publishing, networking and events specialist, Sport for Business.

Originally from Clifden in Co. Galway, Kay was elected the first ever female President of Golf Ireland in March of this year following the merger between the Golfing Union of Ireland and Irish Ladies’ Golf Union.

She has lived in Castlerea for 30 years, where she worked for the HSE, and became a member of Castlerea Golf Club in 1994.

Kay became Club Secretary in 2011, and in 2020 was elected to the first Golf Ireland Connacht Regional Executive Committee, from which she was then nominated as the first woman to step up into the role of President.