Top role for Athboy's Bernard O'Byrne

Story by Conall Collier

Wednesday, 29th May, 2019 3:33pm

Top role for Athboy's Bernard O'Byrne

Bernard O_Byrne.

Basketball Ireland Secretary General and CEO Bernard O’Byrne has this week been elected to the Board of FIBA Europe. 

 The Athboy resident has had a long and distingusied career in sports organisations and he topped the poll at the FIBA General Assembly in Munich.

Mr O'Byrne received 42 out of a possible 50 votes to top the election poll and will serve a four-year term that will see him as a member of the Board until 2023. 

His election sees him join 16 other new members on the Board in what will be a major shift for the organisation. 

 "I'm delighted to be elected to this prestigious role on to the FIBA Europe Board, this is a proud day for myself, but also for my family and for Basketball Ireland," he said.

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