IOHA announce retirement of Operations Manager Susan Moloney

Dear Handball friends, I hope this note finds everyone well during this difficult period.

Susan Moloney our Operations Manager has decided to retire from her active role with the IOHA and take some time with her family. We are obviously sorry to see Susan go but we wish her every success in the future.

If the times were normal I would be asking everyone to raise a glass and toast Susan at this point, we would have a small get together and send Susan off with some flowers and embraces to remember us by. Instead, in this difficult time we will have to make do with well wishes on paper and the promise of meeting when times are better to share a celebratory milestone as our longest serving staff member departs after 13 years.

Susan leaves behind a legacy of organisation and support for Handball in this country and on behalf of the Board of the IOHA I would like to record our sincere thanks. You will be greatly missed Susan, not just by those of us within the organisation that dealt with you daily and weekly but by our colleagues and partners in Sports Ireland, the EHF and IHF plus all the clubs, teachers and players that you dealt with over years. We have already received good wishes from colleagues to relay to you and I’m sure there will be many more.

I would like to add my own personal thanks to a friend and colleague who has supported myself, the Board and the Membership in the Association through thick and thin. Susan started with us in 2007 on a part-time basis and has been involved in every aspect of the sport be it supporting the competitions, running events for schools, taking training sessions for adults in the community, running the office and being a very effective representative for the IOHA in the national and international arena. The list of items that Susan had a hand in is too long but I think its fair to say that from organising the Primary Schools competitions every year to ensuring that the Irish Men’s team had their kit for International matches and everything in between Susan was a great all-rounder and will be sorely missed. The good news is that we are well organised thanks to Susan and the IOHA will continue to thrive and prosper in the years to come once we get past this pandemic.

Once again I’d like to say thank you Susan, on behalf of my colleagues and the membership of the IOHA, and wish you all the best for the future and a long a happy life.

Slán agus ádh mór

Fintan Lyons

President IOHA

Susan Moloney with members of the Senior Men’s Squad and IOHA Legal Director, Eoin Gallagher.
Susan with the Lughnasa Handball Club Ladies team and coaches.