Donegal County Board begin search for full-time GAA Marketing Manager

first_imgIt has been revealed that The Donegal County Board has begun its recruitment drive in search for a full-time GAA Marketing Manager. The first-round of interviews have taken place, and a second round of interviews are due to take place next week.The first set of interviews were conducted in Croke Park. A Commercial and Marketing manager is needed in order to increase the county board’s finances through sponsorship – or other commercial sources they can find.The cost of running inter-county  teams are increasing every year, and there’s a feeling that in order to compete with Dublin, the move is a necessary step for Donegal.Traditionalists see it as another indicator that the GAA is moving from its traditional values which is based on volunteerism.A number of other counties have already appointed Marketing Manager’s for the forthcoming season. What are you views on this? Does Donegal need to appoint a full-time GAA Marketing Manager? Donegal County Board begin search for full-time GAA Marketing Manager was last modified: November 10th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Final call to take the polar plunge for Special Olympics Ireland

first_imgWith the long range forecast looking positively chilly, Special Olympics Ireland are issuing a final reminder about the Rathmullan Polar Plunge on Saturday December 9th at 11:30am.The Donegal fundraiser for local athletes with intellectual disabilities takes place at the Pier once again in 2017. Interest is already high, as the event has proved a fun and rewarding occasion over the last few years.Do you have what it takes to get chilly in Lough Swilly? Those who think they are brave enough to take the Polar Plunge can register at www.specialolympics.ie/polarplunge. Registration costs just €20 with plungers asked to raise an additional €50.All money raised goes directly to supporting athletes with intellectual disabilities in sport and competitions. Plungers who raise more than €50 will also receive a complimentary Polar Plunge T-Shirt.2018 is a massive year for Special Olympics in Ulster. 278 athletes and 112 coaching and management volunteers from the region will head to Dublin for four days in June for the Special Olympics Ireland Games. 13 sports will feature in venues such as the National Indoor Arena, the National Aquatic Arena and Morton Stadium. Ulster’s representatives were selected from regional advancement events over the past 12 months – a lucky few will go on to compete at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi in 2019. Special Olympics Ulster Regional Fundraising Coordinator John Kivlahan says Saturday’s Polar Plunge brings everything that’s good about Special Olympics together in Rathmullan:“Athletes are at the heart of the event, with volunteers making sure fans, plungers, families and fundraisers have a great time. Sea temperatures are 11.1 degrees which is why we are asking people to get ‘Freezin For A Reason’. The air temperature is forecast to be 8 degrees though, so technically it will be warmer in the water!”John also acknowledged the role of the Garda Siochana in the event, who are behind the Law Enforcement Torch Run. The LETR is the awareness and fundraising programme of An Garda Síochána and the PSNI supporting the Special Olympics movement in Ireland.“This event just wouldn’t happen without them,” he said “and they have been involved with Polar Plunge since the very beginning. This Saturday is primarily about fundraising, so we’d encourage anyone who has yet to sign up to register online or just join us on the day.”Final call to take the polar plunge for Special Olympics Ireland was last modified: December 5th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Lough SwillyPolar PlungeRathmullanspecial olympics irelandlast_img read more