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# John Treacy

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# Announcement
John Treacy to retire as CEO of Sport Ireland
The 64-year-old has been chief executive of the organisation since 2015.
# Memories
'It was the most special day of my career and I spent it with Jerry Kiernan'
Sport Ireland CEO and former athlete John Treacy pays tribute to his late friend.
# Return to Play
'Trickier' for contact sports to return immediately after lockdown - Sport Ireland chief Treacy
Non-contact, outdoor sports will be the ‘priority’ once the government eases restrictions.
# Relief
Irish athletes guaranteed funding despite Olympics postponement
Sport Ireland CEO John Treacy confirmed so this morning.
# cuala buala
'They are like chalk and cheese, it's like good cop and bad cop' - new Dublin management
Sky Blues camogie star Laura Twomey on the new management duo, a new campaign and new rules.
# 2020 vision
Team Ireland targeting 'three to five medals' at Tokyo Olympics
The countdown to the 2020 games is very much underway.
Independent audit of FAI pushed back to 'review extra material' following Delaney's departure
Sport Ireland has requested its scheduled appearance at an Oireachtas committee later this month be delayed.
# another dail day
'More of the same' - Oireachtas meeting casts doubt on true extent of change at the FAI
The state of the football body was again the topic of discussion at Government buildings today.
# big changes
John Treacy defends FAI presence on crucial reform group
The five-person group will recommend changes to how the football body is run, before the current FAI Board steps down.
# John Treacy
'If you don't regulate the FAI, who does?': Sport Ireland faces questions over FAI and the €100k loan
Sport Ireland, which provides funding each year to the FAI, said it isn’t satisfied with what the FAI has said so far.
# statement
FAI says it has answered all queries raised by Sport Ireland regarding John Delaney's €100,000 loan
Sport Ireland yesterday said it was seeking ‘urgent clarification’ regarding a €100,000 loan provided to the FAI.
# worrying times
Sport Ireland 'deeply concerned' as boxing plans for 2020 Olympics put on hold
John Treacy said the current situation ‘creates great uncertainty for the outstanding athletes within Ireland’s boxing high performance programme’.
# drugs in sport
'Where does the international fight against doping in sport go from here?' - Sport Ireland
John Treacy has released a statement to criticise Wada’s decision to reinstate Russia.
# Controversy
'It's another slap in the face to clean athletes around the world'
Sport Ireland are among those to join opposition to WADA’s plan to reinstate Russia.
# Schools Rugby
Sport Ireland must wait on IRFU invitation to carry out anti-doping in schools rugby
Dr Una May, head of Sport Ireland’s anti-doping, says it is now considered a ‘high risk’ area.’
# Argument
Sport Ireland chief makes funding warning amid Irish boxing row
John Treacy has called on the Irish Amateur Boxing Association to resolve its problems swiftly.
# change is needed
'It's quite clear they didn't deliver': Treacy defends decision to slash boxing funding after Rio disaster
Former Olympian Darren O’Neill has welcomed the ‘hard-hitting’ report into the disaster in Rio.
# rio review
Boxing funding cut €200k as review finds Rio failures were down to 'fundamental weaknesses'
Sport Ireland’s 212-page ‘Rio Review’ was published today.
# Interview
The man behind the suits: John Treacy keeping Irish sport on track two decades on
The Olympic silver medallist is about to begin the last cycle of his position at the head of Irish sport.
# eligibility rules
'You don't go to European Championships to race a Kenyan team. It's fundamentally wrong'
Athletics Ireland have expressed its concern over the IAAF’s eligibility rules.
# Building Blocks
Huge boost for Irish cricket as €600,000 training facility to be built at Sports Campus
Work will begin on the centre in January 2017.
'It's a long road they'd have to travel': why MMA is not recognised by Sport Ireland
Sport Ireland has been conducting anti-doping tests on Irish MMA fighters even though the sport isn’t yet recognised by the body.
# drugs in sport
Sport Ireland driving to improve education after one positive PED test in 2015
Two of the three positive tests last year were for a cocaine metabolite, and one of those cases is still pending.
# Co Clare
Historians may have discovered a mass grave from the Spanish Armada
The find comes as part of a project designed to find the wreck of the San Marcos galleon
# Fitness
The Irish gender gap in sport and exercise is getting smaller
Almost 1.7 million Irish adults take part in sport on a weekly basis, according to the latest Sports Council study.
# Fitness
Adult participation in sport in Ireland continues to rise
However, participation is falling dramatically among 16-19 year olds.
# Reaction
'A lot of people don't see those hard sessions in the winter time' - Treacy pays tribute to tireless Heffernan
The former athlete and Olympic silver medallist described the Irish race walker’s achievement as “payback” for his hard work.
# Déise Delight
21 signs you're a sports fan from Waterford
Go on the Deise boy.
# Retro Gold
Los Angeles want 1980s revival as they plan future Olympic bid
When L.A last hosted the Games, Ronald Reagan was US President, Russians boycotted and Like A Virgin topped the charts.
# reflections
Treacy: 'The government have provided very significant funds over the last four years and we hope that will continue'
The CEO also hit back at critics of the Irish athletes’ efforts.
# Nostalgia
Irish Olympic glories relived: The little man with the big heart
John Treacy’s silver medal at the 1984 Games is one of the most fascinating pieces of Irish sporting television.
# London 2012
Blueprint for athletic success taking shape, says Jones
WATCH: Ireland is making “huge strides” in coaching and support services, says high performance expert Chris Jones.
# London 2012
Brogan, Delany, Treacy to carry Olympic torch
The Olympic Council of Ireland has confirmed 34 of the 41 torchbearers who will carry the Olympic flame during its visit to Dublin.
# Fiscal approach
Taking one for the team: Sports Council budget reduced for 2012
The Irish Sports Council must continue to tighten its belt for the foreseeable future with a further €1.5million reduction on their budget.
# Money matters
Sports Council announce €10.5m funding for Irish athletes in 2012
The Irish Sports Council today revealed details of a “very significant investment package for our top athletes” ahead of the London 2012 Olympics.
# Leg-up
Show me the money: Sports Council announces funding for 2011 season
Around €7.8million will be invested in the country’s high-performance athletes ahead of the London Olympics next year.