News 2018 

Title:  New staff role - Climbing Officer
Date:  13/12/2018

A staff member since May 2013, Damien O Sullivan’s role with Mountaineering Ireland has changed from Talent Development Officer to Climbing Officer.

Damien began work with Mountaineering Ireland in May 2013 when he took over the role of Talent Development Officer from Neal Mc Quaid. The Talent Development Officer role and programme was funded by Sport Northern Ireland under its Performance Focus 2013-2017 initiative. Damien’s role as the Talent Development Officer mainly comprised of three areas; climbing competitions, climbing coach development and talent pathway development.

In 2016 Sport Northern Ireland signalled that they would be discontinuing funding this initiative, instead creating a new initiative; Sport Clubs and Winners, through which the Youth Development Officer Northern Ireland, Kevin Kilroy role and programme is currently funded.

Damien’s new role as Climbing Officer is a natural and logical progression for him and Mountaineering Ireland. As well as continuing to develop many of the areas he has been responsible for to date, Damien will now support and engage with the growing climbing community at all levels.

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