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Staff – Confederation of Golf in Ireland

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Participation Officer

Jennifer Hickey

Email: jennifer@cgigolf.org

Phone: +353 87 6644189
Participation Officer

Rory Leonard

Email: rory@cgigolf.org

Phone: +353 87 3288255
Participation Officer

Justin O’Byrne

Email: justin@cgigolf.org

Phone: +353 879962117
Support Officer

Neil Kilgallon

Email: neil@cgigolf.org

Phone: +353 872151143
Support Officer

Gordon Campbell

Email: gordon@cgigolf.org

Phone: +353 871456505

Contact Address

Carton Demesne
Maynooth
Co.Kildare
Telephone: +353 (0)1 505 2070
Fax: +353 (0)1 505 4001

Club Support Officers offer advice and support in the areas of:

  • Business Planning
  • Governance
  • Membership
  • Development
  • Communications
  • Marketing
  • Club Support Workshops

Participation Officers offer advice and support in the areas of:

  • Get into Golf/Stay in Golf Projects
  • Membership structures
  • Recruitment and Retainment – juniors and adults
  • How CGI can help advertise clubs/PGA activities
  • Safeguarding
  • Leaders Workshops
  • Grow the Game Workshops

Jennifer Hickey

Participation Officer

Contact Details:

Emailjennifer@cgigolf.org

Phone: +353 87 6644189

Background:

Having gained valuable experience in the Leisure industry Jennifer came to Junior Golf Ireland 7 years ago.  With an in depth knowledge of golf both professionally and personally she is a valued member of the  CGI team.

“Golf has been my passion for years and it gives me great satisfaction to introduce new people to the game that I love. I am really excited about our ‘Get into Golf’ projects and getting lots of new members for clubs in Munster”

Rory Leonard

Participation Officer

Contact Details:

Emailrory@cgigolf.org

Phone: +353 87 3288255

Background:

Rory’s background is steeped in golf having played at various levels including his country as well as holding a position on his club committee for 9 years. After 6 years with Bank of Ireland he joined the Junior Golf Ireland team in 2007.  Rory’s tremendous understanding of the game at all levels will serve the clubs in the Eastern region well.

“I am looking forward to being involved in the new programmes and services CGI has to offer and  I relish the challenge of helping clubs develop their structures and meet their goals.”

Justin O’Byrne

Participation Officer

Contact Details:

Emailjustin@cgigolf.org

Phone: +353 87 9962117

Background:

Justin has held a number of roles in his club including Captain, President, Hon Sec and Junior Covenor.  This experience combined with the skills he learned in JGI assists him in getting clubs in the West to operate to the best of their ability.

“Working with CGI gives me the opportunity to help clubs in the West make their structures more sustainable and grow their membership.”

Neil Kilgallon

Club Support Officer

Contact Details:

Emailneil@cgigolf.org

Phone: +353 87 2151143

Background:

Neil Kilgallon joins the Confederation of Golf in Ireland from AIB, where he spent 35 years working in a variety of retail management and leadership roles. His frontline retail banking experience included managing branches in Dublin and Wicklow. As a qualified financial advisor and customer relationship specialist, Neil brings a proven track record for quality and professional service to his new role, along with a passion for best practice and support. Neil will work as a Club Support Officer with golf clubs in Connacht, Ulster, North Leinster and parts of Dublin.

Damien Connolly

Club Support Officer

Contact Details:

Emaildamien@cgigolf.org

Phone: +353 87 1456505

Background:

Damien Connolly joins the Confederation of Golf in Ireland from Synergy Golf Management where he held the role of Business Development Manager. He has over twelve years experience in the Irish Golf Industry working with some of Ireland’s leading management companies. Damien specialises in golf operations management, club management and sales & marketing. Damien will work as a Club Support Officer with golf clubs in South Leinster, Munster and parts of Dublin.

Fiona Power

National Children's Officer

Contact Details:

Email: fiona@cgigolf.org

Phone: +353 1 505 2070

Background:

Working with Junior Golf Ireland for 5 years gave Fiona a valuable insight into the world of golf.

“I am looking forward to seeing how the game progresses in these exciting times”

Anne McCormack

Project Manager

Contact Details:

Email: anne@cgigolf.org

Phone: +353 87 6373767

Background:

Anne’s knowledge of the Golf and Hospitality industry combined with the valuable experience gained working at the Solheim Cup and on the ILGU women and sport programmes,  help clubs set up projects to recruit and retain new members.

“Working with CGI on a range of new projects and services is very rewarding.   Watching people, both young and old, falling in love with the game and making new friends is one of the best parts of my job.”