Limerick man appointed chairperson of Active Disability Ireland

Limerick man Brian O'Callaghan, new chairperson of Active Disability Ireland.

A LIMERICK man has been appointed as chairperson of a group that aims to enhance sport and physical activity opportunities for people with disabilities.

Brian O’Callaghan has been appointed the new chairperson of Active Disability Ireland, succeeding Jon Morgan who held the post for the past four years.

The new appointment was made following the organisation’s rebrand to Active Disability Ireland and the launch of its new five year strategy.

Under the new name, the organisation, which was established 15 years ago, remains committed to helping to build a more inclusive society to empower, encourage, and support people with disabilities to be more active with whom they want, when they want, and where they want.

With a background in business ownership and management, Brian has also dedicated numerous years to volunteering for organisations promoting inclusion and diversity in sport. He has held management positions for Special Olympics Ireland at World Games in Los Angeles 2015, Abu Dhabi 2019, and Berlin 2023.

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He was also on the Games Organising Committee for Irish Games in Limerick 2014 and Dublin 2018.

Brian is also known for his role as a producer on his son’s motivational podcast, ‘The Paudcast‘.

Speaking after his appointment, Brian said: “I am truly honoured to have been appointed Chairperson of such a highly skilled board and I am excited to carry on the excellent work already underway in achieving and exceeding our ambitions as outlined in our 2027 strategy document.”

“I particularly look forward to working with all existing corporate partners, whilst also diversifying and bringing new corporate partners on the shared journey, creating opportunities to lead healthy, active lifestyles for all, regardless of ability or disability,” he concluded.