The interim Chairperson of Drogheda United FC, Joanna Byrne.
Lifelong Drogs fan Joanna Byrne has been appointed interim chairperson of Drogheda United. When she takes up the position in early 2023 as expected, she will become the only female chairperson across all 20 League of Ireland clubs.
Current chairperson, Conor Hoey, is standing down after four years at the helm. He will remain on the board and continue engagements with potential investors. Joanna will be interim chairperson until she is formally proposed as chairperson to the members of the club in an AGM in early 2023.
“Joanna loves the club more than anyone I know and has all the skills to lead the club forward. We need everyone to rally behind her and wish her well,” commented Conor Hoey.
Joanna commented: “It's nothing short of an honour to be appointed Chairperson of the Club I love. It's no secret that Drogheda United holds a dear place in my heart and it is a proud day for the family too as I look forward to building on the legacy left before me by my Grandad Mick.
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"Conor Hoey has been a breath of fresh air in recent years for The Drogs and with his support and the support of a great board around us I've every confidence we will together continue to progress the club in every way we can.
"Once again, this proves to be a progressive step for the club in appointing a female Chairperson and I hope this will promote further opportunities for like-minded females throughout the League of Ireland.
"As Kevin and Daire work hard to assemble our squad for the 2023 season, I look forward to supporting them in their endeavours and can't wait until we're all back in United Park cheering on the Claret and Blue Army."