This is the last instalment of the series introducing the CGAA County Executive and Management Committee members, and shine some well-deserved light on the breadth and depth of experience that is working to support Gaelic Games across the country.
Name: Angela O’Muiri
Position on Executive Committee/Management Committee: CGAA Secretary
Home Club: St. Michael’s Hurling & Football Club (Toronto)
Years with current Home Club: St. Mikes has always been my home club. My parents emigrated to Canada in 1957 and became members of the club. My father played hurling with St. Mikes upon his arrival into Toronto.
GAA on field experience:
I played Ladies Gaelic Football with the Irish Canadians ladies club from 1987 to the mid 90’s. The Irish Canadians and Le Cheile started ladies’ football in Toronto which has grown from strength to strength. In 2001, my own club, St. Mikes formed a ladies’ team and I played with them for a couple of years.
GAA Leadership Experience:
- Chairperson, St. Mike’s – 1988
- Toronto Division Secretary – 2011, 2012, 2013
- Toronto Division CCC Secretary – 2014, 2015
- CGAA Secretary – 2017-2021
- Organizing Committee Member – SkyDome Games 1990/1991
- Organizing Committee Member: Toronto Select tour of Ireland 1991
- Organizing Committee Member LGFA All Stars Trip to Toronto 2012
- Organizing Committee Member St. Mike’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations 2015
Professional Background/Occupation: I worked for Nortel (Nortel Networks, Northern Telecom) for 28 years in IT Infrastructure Support.
Other Tidbits You’d Like to Share:
The only All Ireland I have been to in person in Croke Park was the 1991 final when Down beat Meath by two points. The enthusiasm and atmosphere of an All-Ireland final day was incredible.
I was delighted to welcome Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh to my home in March 2011 when he was the Grand Marshall of the Toronto St. Patrick’s Day Parade. His knowledge of Gaelic games and his way of telling stories is incomparable. A true legend!