Who is Triathlon Ireland?
Triathlon Ireland (TI) is the national governing body for the sport of Triathlon, Duathlon and Aquathlon in Ireland, affiliated to the International Triathlon Union (ITU) and the European Triathlon Union(ETU). Our primary responsibility is the development promotion and safeguarding of the sport of triathlon in Ireland. We do this, in collaboration with our network of strong affiliated clubs, through the sanctioning of triathlon related events throughout Ireland; and through developing systems and structures for athletes of all levels from Novice to Elite to participate in the sport.
In order to achieve this, TI has a non-executive board who employ a Chief Executive Officer, who in turn manages a team of professional staff (listed below). Beyond this, like many sports, the achievements of the sport are due in no small way to a large number of dedicated volunteer officials, administrators, and coaches.
Triathlon Ireland Office Staff
|Chief Executive Officer
|High Performance Director||Chris Jonesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Assistant Coach (p/t)
|Administrator - Events & Age Group Selection
|Administrator - Coaching & Clubs
|Administrator - Membership & Events||Vicky Nolanemail@example.com|
|High Performance Unit Manager
||Mary T Dawson
|High Performance Logistics Officer||Emma Heavinfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Marketing & Sponsorship Consultant (p/t)||Brian Nevinemail@example.com|
|Development & Media Officer
|NI Development Officer||NA
|Business Services Officer
|Child Protection Officer & Anti Doping
||Mary Dawsonfirstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com|
|Administration - Paratriathlon||Emma Heavinfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|TI Board Position||Name|
|Honorary President||Mark Riseleyemail@example.com|
|Honorary Secretary||Conal Heatleyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Honorary Treasurer||Paul Duffyemail@example.com|
ULSTER REGION: Gary Swenarton
LEINSTER REGION: Tania Finn
MUNSTER REGION: Eidin Christie
CONNAUGHT REGION: Tony Daley
The first Triathlon in Ireland was held in Skerries in 1983. The race organiser, Maurice Mullins was also a past president of Triathlon Ireland in the late 80's. The 1983 race was won by Ciaran 'Ben' Brady, an accomplished runner who was offered a scholarship to the University of Wyoming in America later that year.
The first full distance or Ironman Triathlon was held in Skerries on the 3rd of August 1987. 11 participants took part with 10 completing the course. The race was organised by Maurice Mullins and won by Paul Emmett in a time of 11hrs 57mins and 15secs.
The Irish Triathlon Association was founded in 1984
Greystones Co. Wicklow 1983