New Director General of GAA - 2018-04-02 10:36:00

The GAA is pleased to confirm that Central Council has today approved the appointment of Tom Ryan as its new Director

General. The 48 year-old father of three joined the GAA from Brown Thomas in 2007 and has served the Association as Director

of Finance for the past 11 years. In that position he has played a central role in overseeing the prudent management of the

GAA’s finances and has been instrumental in the many of the Association’s major infrastructural projects and helping to steer

the Association through the economic downturn.

A Carlow native, Tom has had a lengthy involvement with the GAA in his native county and is an active member and current Treasurer of Faughs GAA Club in Templeogue in Dublin.

He becomes the 19th Secretary General/ Director General since the foundation of the organisation and only the fifth since 1929 and is the first Carlow man to fill the role. He will commence in the role at the start of April and his term will span the next seven years. He replaces Páraic Duffy who served in the role for a decade.

GAA President John Horan said: “I am pleased to announce that Tom Ryan has been appointed as the new Ard Stiúrthóir of Cumann Lúthchleas Gael. “He has served the GAA well in his previous position and has the requisite vision to lead the Association in the years ahead.

“He understands the GAA at every level and is highly active at club level providing him with important insights into the challenges
we face as an organisation. “I look forward to working with him and wish him well in the role.”
The new Director General added: “I am humbled and excited to be assuming this position and I am greatly looking forward to serving the Association and its members to the very best of my ability in the years ahead.”
Tom Ryan will assume the role of GAA Director General in April.