Job Posting – Rúnaí Cúige / Chief Executive Officer

Cumann Lúthchleas Gael is Ireland’s leading sporting and cultural organisation with membership approaching one million people and in excess of 500,000 playing participants at all levels. Inspired by its amateur status and supported by the voluntary efforts of all its members, the GAA devotes its entire resources to the development of Gaelic Games and Culture nationally and in local communities.

Comhairle na Mumhan Rúnaí Cúige / Munster GAA Chief Executive Officer

Comhairle na Mumhan C.L.G are now seeking applications from suitably qualified persons for the above position. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing the vision and strategies of the GAA within the Province and for implementing short and long-term plans to achieve the Association’s goals. They will also provide direction and leadership to management and staff and oversee the effective development of Munster GAA. The successful candidate will report on a day-to-day basis to the MunsterCouncil Chairperson and to the Management & Finance Committee and the Council as appropriate to the Runaí duties.

  • To provide support to the Munster Provincial Council and any of the sub-committees as delegated by the Council;
  • To lead and manage the staff of the Council and provide appropriate delegations to all staff and particularly to the Operations Manager-Deputy Secretary;
  • Ensure that the Council finances are properly managed on a day-to-day basis and that appropriate reports are available if required for the Management and Finance Committee;
  • Ensure that National Association policy is implemented at Provincial level and to ensure that all approved policy matters are implemented and communicated to relevant units in the province;
  • Be responsible for the formulation of Development policies and plans to be presented to the Council, in conjunction with the Council Planning & Development Committee;
  • Make all the necessary arrangements for the games programmes as approved by the Council;
  • Manage and lead the yearly review process within the counties of the Province as laid down in the Association’s Policy;
  • Represent the Council as appointed on appropriate Association National Committees and external committees;
  • Negotiate and manage the current and future sponsorship agreements as approved by the Council;
  • Manage and lead the coaching and games development staff in the delivery of Association policies in this area under the direction of the Coaching & Games Development Sub-Committee;
  • Establish strong liaison and communications with the relevant County Boards educational bodies, handball etc. under the Council’s jurisdiction;
  • Establish strong liaison communications with Ard Comhairle and associated provincial bodies;
  • Be responsible for the communication of fixtures, referee notifications and disciplinary matters;
  • Make appropriate arrangements for the Provincial Convention and produce a suitable annual report for same;
  • Organise and manage fixtures as requested from time to time by the Council;
  • Organise and make appropriate arrangements for the Interprovincial teams;
  • Ensure the application of information technology and improved systems of communication to advance the Councils work and achieve its objectives and targets;
  • Produce, every three years, a strategic plan for the Council;
  • Develop effective public relations with all external bodies especially the media i.e. television, radio and print media and various sponsors, in line with Council policy;
  • To undertake any other appropriate duties as reasonably assigned by the Council.


  • Strong experience at a senior management level;
  • Strong experience of financial management and budget control;
  • Experience of policy development and strategic planning;
  • Proven ability to effectively manage multiple projects and priorities;
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills,
  • Excellent understanding of the GAA and its structures, and in-depth interest and involvement in Gaelic Games;
  • Experience of managing people and resources;
  • Established people management skills with the ability to build and maintain strong business and team relationships;
  • A proven track record of leadership, decision making and strategic planning.
  • Ba mhaith an rud go mbeadh Gaeilge ag iarrthóirí.

Candidates interested in the above role should apply with an up to date cover note and Curriculum Vitae at on or before 3pm on 31st January 2018.

GAA is an equal opportunities employer