Sports Governance Code
All LSPs, NGBs and other bodies in receipt of Government funding through Sport Ireland are required to adopt the Governance Code for Sport by the deadline of 31st December 2021.
Meeting the requirement involves a firm commitment from the Boards of funded bodies to adopt the Code in spirit, in practice and to grow towards better governance practices which will make organisations more effective. The Board of Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership formally adopted the Sports Governance Code at a Board meeting on 29/09/2021.
SSRP Public Statement of Compliance_Sports Governance Code
The duties of the SSRP Board include:
- Setting the strategic direction and reviewing progress.
- Keeping up to date on strategic issues and changes affecting the LSP.
- Monitoring organisational performance.
- Ensuring that legal, regulatory, and governance obligations are adhered to.
- Monitoring and assessing its performance and that of its committees.
- Oversight of the organisation’s financial governance and financial management, and internal control.
The Board of Directors is renewed every five years. Nominations are invited from local statutory agencies, community organisations, sports clubs and target groups for the selection of a Board. Nominated Board Members have the capacity and experience that will enable them to take a cross-sectoral and strategic view of sport and recreational development within the County and are responsible for overseeing the running of the Partnership Company.
The current Board consists of the following members:
Ms Emer Concannon (Sligo County Council) – Chairperson
Mr. Jack Lynch (Mayo Sligo Leitrim ETB) – Company Secretary
Mr .Ross Lappin (IT Sligo)
Mr. Michael Carty (Sligo County Council)
Ms. Cara O Neill (Health Service Executive)
Mr. John Feerick (Co. Sligo Leader Partnership CLG)
Cllr. Marie Casserly (Sligo County Council)
Cllr. Donal Gilroy (Sligo County Council)
Cllr. Gino O Boyle (Sligo County Council)
Ms. Rose McGowan (People with Disabilities)
Mr. Joe McDonagh (Community Forum)
Ms. Geraldine Delorey (Active Age Groups)
Ms. Maire McCallion (Sports Clubs)
Mr. Tommy Cradock (Sports Clubs)
Mr. Gerald O Connor (Sligo County GAA Board)
Ms. Tina Beirne (Sports Clubs – Soccer)
Ms. Kathleen Kane (Sports Clubs)
SSRP has two key committees supporting the work of the SSRP, a Strategy Committee (with a remit for strategy, HR, Finance and Governance) and an Audit and Risk Committee. The terms of reference for the committees are as follows:
SSRP Strategy Committee Terms of Reference
SSRP Audit and Risk Committee Terms of Reference