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Jessie Departs

Volleyball Ireland are saddened to announce that Jessie Carmody has left her position as Participation & Inclusion Coordinator.

Jessie’s first involvement in the sport was as a participant on the Transition Year project and she later joined Volleyball Ireland in 2017 as the Transition Year project Assistant. Since her appointment she has driven a number of key initiatives including the Women in Sport DIVA programme, Sitting Volley and the popular Chair Volley programme that works with active retirement groups.

She will be leaving to take on the role of full time Mammy to her first child, Cohen who was born in June last year.

Jessie said, “I’ve really enjoyed my time at Volleyball Ireland getting to know the community and the people involved. It’s a great sport and I’d like to wish all clubs, players and officials the very best of luck for the future. It’s been a pleasure.”

General Manager Gary Stewart added, “On behalf of the Board & Staff, I’d like to thank Jessie for all her hard work, vision and enthusiasm for the sport.  Jessie has contributed an awful lot to the organisation during her employment driving forward the inclusion programmes, mini spikers and the DIVA initiative which has been a great success – they will continue to grow and grow because of her work. The Transition Year programme has really evolved under her management and has made a great impact to both the sport and the young people involved – that type of stuff is a proper legacy for her time here. All the team will miss her energy and personality around the place.”

The Board and Staff of Volleyball Ireland would like to wish Jessie and her family all the best for the future.