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Cricket Ireland has named Richard Fahey as their new Director of Facilities and Operations

Cricket Ireland has announced the appointment of Richard Fahey as Head of Facilities and Administration, a position that will oversee the development and implementation of a new National Facilities Strategy as well as the day-to-day operations of existing facilities and facility partnerships.

Over the previous 20 years, Richard has held significant management positions in the Irish sports business, including CEO of Tennis Ireland, Director of Club Licensing and Facility Development at The Football Association of Ireland, and most recently, interim CEO of Hockey Ireland.

This new position will primarily serve to deliver the high-level objectives outlined in Cricket Ireland’s Strategic Plan 2021-2023, which include delivering high-quality playing and practice facilities in each of the major provincial unions, high-quality indoor facilities in each provincial union, ensuring contracted players have regular access to high-quality grass facilities, completing the High-Performance Center indoor and outdoor infrastructure, and securing planning permission and funding for the National Sports Campus Stadium Project, procuring an improved range of facilities at international and regional grounds to support our needs (playing and non-playing), securing an increase in cricket clubs accessing grant schemes for capital investment in facilities, and overseeing the provision of high-quality community facilities for cricket clubs by local councils.

“I’m really looking forward to getting stuck into this role. There is a good foundation in place from which we can, with the support of the cricket community and government agencies at the local and national level, develop the necessary infrastructure to grow the game and support our high-performance players.” Fahey said.

Richard will begin his new position on June 7, 2022.