Basketball Ireland chief executive was the guest on the executive chair slot on Newstalk last Sunday. O’Byrne gave plenty of information about his background in industry and running Ireland’s governing body of soccer, the FAI, before getting to his hopes for the year ahead in Irish basketball
O’Byrne pulls no punches over what he sees as the cause of the end of his term with the FAI but the more interesting part comes around midway through the 10 minute slot when he talks about life running Basketball Ireland. O’Byrne acknowledges that despite having 300,000 players in Ireland, there is still work to be done. The success of the Irish women’s 3×3 team is a standout highlight for him and O’Byrne reiterated his desire to get the national senior teams back in action. The Basketball Ireland chief wants to use 3×3 as a way to grow the sport amongst young players. O’Byrne said the next 12 to 18 months are crucial towards the sport’s development.
Listen to the full interview with Newstalk’s Bobby Kerr here: