The Ulster Council were delighted to attend the recent special celebration in honour of Liam Mulvihill who retired as Ard Stiúrthoir, following 29 years of service in the most senior administrative office in the Association.
A native of Kenagh, Co Longford, Liam is the holder of Leinster and All Ireland senior college’s football medals with St Mel’s. He played inter county football with Longford at all grades. At the age of 23 he became Vice-Chairman of the Longford County Board and at 24 he became Chairman. He was a member of the GAA’s Central Council for many years before his appointment as Director General. Liam was educated at St Patrick’s College Drumcondra, U.C.D, Maynooth College and U.C.G. He worked as a primary school teacher and later a School’s Inspector before accepting the post of Director General. Mulvihill also filled various roles with State Bodies throughout his career including the R.T.E Authority, Bord na Gaeilge, the Irish Sports Council and he was a member of the board of the Sports Campus Ireland project at Abbottstown.
The Ulster Council would like to extend their best wishes to Liam in his retirement, and also to his successor as Ard Stiúrthoir, Monaghan native Paraic Duffy.