Gary McKeegan Appointed as Ulster Regional Development Officer

Cycling Ireland is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary McKeegan as Ulster Regional Development Officer.

The purpose of the role will be to work in partnership with the province, affiliated cycling clubs and sporting partners within the region to drive participation in cycling activities, initiatives, and events. While also working with Councils and other partners to improve and build better facilities that will grow safe cycling opportunities.

Gary brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role from being involved as a rider and club official in Ulster, to his vast coaching experience across multiple disciplines – where he has worked at all levels from youth to masters.

This appointment funded by Sport NI, will complete our staff team working in Ulster that now includes -

Gary McKeegan – Ulster Regional Development Officer

Stuart Balfour – Ulster Youth Development Officer

Gemma McNamara – Ulster Administration Support

Commenting on the appointment Paul Watson – Sports and Operations Director for Cycling Ireland stated:

“It is fantastic to have Gary coming on board to work in Development within Ulster. Gary is a well known and respected figure within Cycling Ulster and having him work with our existing and potential new clubs will see the sport grow, in line with our ambitions and strategy.”

Tommy McCague – Chairperson of Cycling Ulster added:

"Cycling Ulster Executive would like to welcome Gary McKeegan on board to the new role of Development Officer within Ulster. We are looking forward to working alongside Gary and to develop our sport to the benefit of all of our members. 

"Gary is very experienced and well-known within the province, and we feel that his knowledge and expertise will be invaluable to all of the members within the province."

Gary joins our growing Participation team and follows the appointments of Daire Feeley, Gráinne Hanley and Stevie Griffin as Regional Development Officers in Connacht, Leinster and Munster respectively.