TI President Lochlann Walsh Elected to OCI Executive

OCI EGM

Triathlon Ireland's current president Lochlann Walsh has been elected to the executive board of the Olympic Council of Ireland.

Mr Walsh was elected at an EGM of OCI members in Dublin last night. He is one of seven newcomers on what is now an almost entirely changed OCI board and has described the meeting as "a hugely positive process for Irish sport".

Reform

Swim Ireland CEO, Sarah Keane was elected the organisation's President, succeeding Pat Hickey, who had held the role for almost 30 years.

She received the support of a large majority of other sporting organisations at the EGM, including that of Triathlon Ireland and has pledged to bring more transparency, an athlete centred approach and institutional reform to the OCI.

Lochlann Walsh

Walsh: 'hugely positive process for Irish sport'

Speaking after the EGM, Mr Walsh said his priority will be implementing changes to the way the OCI conducts its affairs: 

"I'm very honoured to have been elected, but much more importantly I'm delighted to see Irish sporting federations put in place a very strong team of people to lead the OCI."

Mr Walsh continued: "This has been a hugely positive process for Irish sport, with federations coming together as never before to implement progressive change and I'm proud that Triathlon Ireland has been to the forefront of this."

"I'm looking forward to working with Sarah Keane and the rest of the OCI board to help make the OCI an organisation we can all be proud of."