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Aaron Gillane - Limerick Hurler
Aaron Gillane

Limerick Hurler

Alan Vard - Senior Development Manager
Alan Vard

Senior Development Manager

Alan Vard is a marketing and events professional with over 20 years’ experience in the area. He started his career with Coca-Cola and worked across a range of marketing-related roles. This included Event Marketing Manager, where he managed Coca-Cola’s promotional team and took charge of all sponsorships and events. He ran his own company - Vard Promotional Solutions – which specialised in promotional materials and services marketing, before joining GOAL in 2013. As Senior Development Manager, Alan is responsible for all of GOAL’s exciting event portfolio, business development and he manages our ambassador relationships.

Andy Lee - Boxer
Andy Lee

Boxer

Anne O’Leary - Chairperson
Anne O’Leary

Chairperson

Anne was appointed CEO of Vodafone Ireland in February 2013. Anne joined Vodafone from BT Ireland, where she was Managing Director for six years. She was previously Regional Director with Esat Telecom.

In November 2015, Anne became Chairperson of GOAL and she is currently President of Dublin Chamber of Commerce.

A Cork native, Anne is an also an active board member of the Vodafone Foundation, which was established in Ireland in 2003.

Since then, the Foundation has given in excess of €10m to the charitable sector in Ireland.

Brian Fagan
Brian Fagan

Brian Fagan has been volunteering and working for GOAL since 2001. He has worked for us in several countries, including Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, DRC, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Haiti. In all that time, he has raised awareness and funding for GOAL’s work back home in Ireland, most significantly by organising the GOAL Mile in Mullingar, which in 2017 will celebrate its 17th anniversary, but also through balls, raffles and various collections.

David Clifford - Kerry Footballer
David Clifford

Kerry Footballer

Jamie Heaslip - Former Leinster/Ireland Rugby Player
Jamie Heaslip

Former Leinster/Ireland Rugby Player

Jenny Murphy - Leinster/Ireland Rugby Player
Jenny Murphy

Leinster/Ireland Rugby Player

Lee Keegan - Mayo Footballer
Lee Keegan

Mayo Footballer

Paul Howard - Author
Paul Howard

Author

Rachel Allen - Celebrity Chef
Rachel Allen

Celebrity Chef

Sarah Dervan - Galway Camogie Player
Sarah Dervan

Galway Camogie Player

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