30 December 2017|Book an Event, College Events, College News, Past Pupils

The last days of December saw the launch of the annual St Kieran’s College corporate networking event ‘Resilience in Sport – Lessons for Leaders’, at Newstalk Studios. Many of Ireland’s finest leaders in the sporting and business worlds will assemble in Dublin’s Clayton Hotel Burlington Road on Thursday, January 18th 2018 for this upcoming event.

Kilkenny Senior Hurling Manager Brian Cody and Newstalk presenter Pat Kenny, along with College President Rev. Dr Dermot Ryan, officially launched ‘Resilience in Sport, Lessons for Leaders’ for 2018. 

The exceptional networking event will be hosted by Pat Kenny with Dublin Manager Jim Gavin, Kilkenny Manager Brian Cody, Taxback’s Terry Clune and Racehorse Trainer Jim Bolger all lined up to speak about their experiences in the rise to the top of their respective fields.

Dublin Camogie Manager, and former Kilkenny hurler,  David Herity, former Kilkenny hurler Tommy Walsh and Kilkenny Senior Camogie Managers Ann Downey and Angela Downey also form a panel to discuss “What Drives Success”.  In conversation with Pat Kenny, they will talk about how teams and managers create an intimate bond in the pursuit of their objectives. The esteemed group will share their own insights from inside the dressing room.

Speaking at the launch of the event Rev. Dr Dermot Ryan, College President, noted that the simple but important values we learned in sport, can be applied successfully to life and businessThat is the essence of our event. The achievements of our speakers is second to none and reflects the talent and successes of Irish people in sports and business, two sectors for which we are known the world over. We are, therefore, delighted to have them confirmed for our event in January and we have been humbled by their enthusiasm for this project and for for the work at St Kieran’s College. Given the calabre of, and experience of, the people in the room the event is set to be a fascinating afternoon”.  

This afternoon will explore how the key attributes required to be successful at the highest level in sport are similar to those that drive success in business – a culture of teamwork, dedication, commitment, honesty, humility, attention to detail and a relentless passion for success which leaves nothing untried – provide the basis of any advancement.

Four out of five and eight out of ten… these All-Ireland management triumphs of Jim Gavin and Brian Cody, the racing victories of Jim Bolger and the business successes of Terry Clune could not be achieved without first building an immense depth of resilience into a panel. No journey to success is ever easy or without its difficulties but developing a team, and atmosphere, that relishes in the challenge and hungers for more is what defines good systems. Why not join St Kieran’s College and Kilkenny GAA in exploring how this is possible.  The event is following on from the phenomenal success of last year’s gathering, which is once again being supported by Newstalk, the Taxback Group and Morgan McKinley and the Timoney Leadership Institute.

Full details on the event at www.lessonsforleaders.ie