Press Release from Rowing Ireland:

Hamish Adams has been announced as the new Chief Executive Officer of Rowing Ireland. He takes over from Acting CEO Frank Coghlan and will be based in the National Rowing Centre at Farran Wood, Ovens, Cork.

Adams moves from his current role with the Irish Rugby Union Players Association (IRUPA) in late February. He has worked primarily in rugby with the New Zealand and Irish Rugby Union’s and was tasked with the establishment of the Munster Academy in 2004 and then the development of the professional players welfare programme in 2008 with IRUPA.

Adams said: “I am honoured to be appointed to the role of CEO with Rowing Ireland. Rowing in Ireland has a proud history of both performance and participation and we certainly want to create an ongoing legacy for our members. Rowing is a fantastic community sport that is very accessible to all and it is certainly our priority to grow the sport through innovation going forward.”

Rowing Ireland President Anthony Dooley added: “This is a great appointment for Rowing Ireland. We have conducted an extensive recruitment process and believe that Hamish will be a valuable addition to our team. He has vast experience in sports administration and I was delighted when he agreed to take on the role.”

Hamish will work closely with Morten Espersen who was also recently appointed to the role of High Performance Director at Rowing Ireland. Espersen of Denmark has a rich history of Olympic success and will be looking to the next generation of rowers for Rio in 2016.

Rowing Ireland is the governing body for the 80 affiliated clubs on the island of Ireland and is supported by both the Irish Sports Council and Sport Northern Ireland.


For further information:

Rowing Ireland
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