Walsh Ratified as Basketball Ireland President
June 13, 2016
Kilkenny Woman Becomes 24th President Of Basketball Ireland.
Kilkenny native Theresa Walsh has been ratified as the 24th president of Basketball Ireland at the organisationâs Annual General Meeting on Saturday June 11th. She is the second ever female president of the organisation and the first since Mary Baneham served as President from 1985-1989.
She has over 30 years involvement in basketball through schools and with St. Patrickâs and Kilkenny Stars basketball clubs. She is a long serving member of the Kilkenny & South East Area Board as well as the National Area Board. Courtside, she has been involved as a Coach, Referee, Table Official and Commissioner.
Walsh believes Basketball Irelandâs Strategic Plan for 2015-2025 is the right roadmap to drive on the development of the sport:
âThe development of clubs is of vital importance, as we need strong clubs at the core of our sport. Implementation of our new Strategic Plan can bring this about. I look forward to working with the Board and Council of Basketball Ireland as well as staff to make this happen.â
âWe all want to be part of a good flourishing organisation with all strands of the sport working together to achieve an organisation that we are all proud of ,â she said.
Theresa Walsh is originally from Kilkenny City where she attended Loreto Convent. She has worked as an administrator with the HSE for over 30 years. Her husband Seamus and daughters Natalie and Emer are both heavily involved in basketball.