Sarah O’Shea was appointed as Chair of the Federation of Irish Sport following Fergus Murphy’s decision to step down due to increasing work commitments. She has been on the Executive Committee of the Federation for four years. Sarah is the Legal Director at the Football Association of Ireland (“FAI”) and is currently a member of the UEFA Hattrick Committee.

She works across a broad range of areas including regulatory, commercial and disciplinary and has been involved in projects including the Aviva Stadium and Europa League Final Dublin 2011.

Speaking on her appointment Sarah said, “I am delighted to have been appointed Chair of the Federation. Whilst much progress has been made in recent years, there is still much to be done to increase awareness of the wider contribution of sport to Irish society. I look forward to meeting this challenge and to working with all of the Federation’s membership to ensure that their vital contribution to Irish Life is recognised and supported.”