Women in Sport Policy

The policy expresses Sport Ireland’s commitment to women in sport. It builds on the significant work which has already been undertaken in this area within the sport sector to date and, in recognising the opportunity to make a significant impact on the lives of women through their involvement in sport, it provides a blueprint for Sport Ireland’s future work.

It is aligned with the Government’s National Sports Policy 2018 – 2027 and forms a key element of Sport Ireland’s new corporate strategy.

Women in Sport Steering Committee

The Women in Sport Steering Committee was established to provide strategic and practical advice to enhance the delivery, recognition, promotion and development of participation and leadership opportunities for women and the wider area of inclusion.

The membership of the Women in Sport Committee consists of:

  • Lynne Cantwell (Chairperson), 
  • John Sweeney, 
  • Deirdre Ryan, 
  • Lisa Fallon, 
  • Aoife Lane, 
  • Glen Killane, 
  • Neasa Russell, 
  • Eve McCrystal, 
  • Kevin Hoy
  • Sarah O’Connor