Rugby Players Ireland, the representative association for professional rugby players in Ireland, have announced that Chief Executive of the Institute of Directors (IoD) in Ireland, Maura Quinn, is to join its Executive Board as an Independent Board Member with immediate effect.
Maura is from Roscommon town and lives in Dublin. Her appointment to the Executive Board of Rugby Players Ireland coincides with the appointment of Irish Women’s XV Captain, Ciara Griffin, Irish Women’s 7s player Louise Galvin and Irish Men’s 7s player Greg O’Shea, to reflect the growing remit of the players’ body in light of the continued growth and development of professional rugby in Ireland.
The four new appointees join fellow players Rob Kearney (Chairman), Darren Cave, Eoin McKeon, Peter O’Mahony and Johnny Sexton on the Executive Committee and existing Independent Board member, Peter McKenna.
A membership organisation for Ireland’s professional rugby players, Rugby Players Ireland was established in 2001 following the advent of the professional game. Its remit was extended in 2018 to include the Women’s XV International programme and both the Men’s and Women’s 7s teams.
Speaking at the announcement, Rugby Players Ireland, Chairman, Rob Kearney said: “We are delighted to welcome Maura, Louise, Ciara, and Greg to the Rugby Players Ireland Executive Board. The appointments reflect the continued growth and development of professional rugby in Ireland. It is also particularly pleasing to have an individual of the calibre of Maura Quinn join the board and provide her expertise to the Executive Board as we focus on the delivery of our strategic objective to ensure that Ireland is the best country in the world to play professional rugby”.
Rugby Players Ireland, CEO, Simon Keogh added: “I look forward to working with our new board members at what is a very exciting time for the development of rugby in Ireland”.