After an international sporting career in water polo Sarah Keane gave up her job as a solicitor to become the first CEO of Swim Ireland in 2004, during a difficult period for Irish swimming. In 2016 she took the reins of the Olympic Council of Ireland from its controversial former President, Pat Hickey after the Rio ticketing debacle? Sarah has capably steered the organisation (now the Olympic Federation of Ireland) into calmer waters since her appointment. Sarah has a particular passion for gender inclusivity in sport and is one of the motive forces behind Swim Ireland’s #WePlay: Inspiring Girls in Sport.
In conversation with Sinead Lynch