Following the call for nominations for the position of President of Basketball Ireland, one nomination was received within the prescribed timeline.
Accordingly, Basketball Ireland has confirmed that candidate, PJ Reidy, is accepted unopposed as in order, and he will assume this position once ratified at the Annual General Meeting of Basketball Ireland, which will provisionally take place on Saturday, 5th September 2020. Once ratified, he will become the 25th President of Basketball Ireland, taking over from outgoing President, Theresa Walsh, who has served two fantastic terms since assuming the role in 2016.
PJ Reidy is well known in Irish basketball circles, having made a huge contribution to the game for many years and is heavily involved in school’s basketball. He is the secretary of the Post Primary School Committee and represents the PPSC on the Basketball Ireland Council. Reidy also helps to run the fixtures of several regional competitions for school’s basketball. He has served as Head of Delegation to Irish Schools teams in the World Schools Championships and has been team manager for various international underage teams. He is also a referee, a coach, a regional organiser for the Midlands Region and a proud founding member of Dublin Lions BC.
Reidy was also recently recognised for his outstanding contributions to basketball when he was named the Post Primary Schools Tom Collins award winner in the 2019/2020 Basketball Ireland Annual Awards.
Commenting on the announcement, PJ Reidy said; “I am delighted to become the next President of Basketball Ireland. Basketball has been a huge part of my life for three decades and I am very much looking forward to the opportunity to give back to the basketball community in Ireland. I would also like to pay tribute and acknowledge the work of the outgoing President, Theresa Walsh, who has been a fantastic leader for the past number years.’
Commenting on the announcement, outgoing President of Basketball Ireland, Theresa Walsh said; “It has been a real honour to serve as President of Basketball Ireland for the last four years and I would like to thank all my colleagues for their support. I wish PJ the very best for his upcoming tenure as President and have no doubt that he will be a great success for Basketball Ireland.”
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Jenny Kelly, Community Relations Manager and Women in Sport Lead
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