Aidan Brady Steps Down as Commercial Director

PRESS RELEASE: Thursday, April 25th, 2024

Roscommon GAA have paid tribute to Aidan Brady who has announced that he is stepping down from the role of Commercial Director.

The Elphin-born businessman now living in Barna has cited the demands of his own business as the reason for his stepping down. Aidan has been a member of the Club Rossie team and Commercial Director for the past seven years. During this period the Club Rossie Committee has transformed the county board finances and Aidan has been a key part of the numerous fund-raising initiatives including the hugely successful win-a-home draws in Dublin and London, win200grand, and the various other cars and cash draws which raised €5.2 million net income.

Aidan has also helped many counties and clubs in Galway, Mayo, Meath, Limerick and indeed Roscommon with various fundraisers.

Paying tribute to Aidan, Brian Carroll County Chairman said

“Aidan came in and gave focus to our fundraising among the business community in particular but also his organisational skills which contributed greatly to our various Draws. An example of this was his role in the organising of the Jim Gavin event last November. Volunteering in many roles brings its challenges but the most challenging has to be fundraising and Aidan’s voluntary effort in this regard has been exemplary and on behalf of Roscommon GAA I thank him sincerely and wish him and his family well in the future.”

David O’Connor County Board Treasurer said that

“Aidan brought an energy and a professionalism to our fundraising that energised us all. He developed relationships with key stakeholders and supporters which enhanced the standing of Roscommon GAA and contributed greatly to our successful fundraising. Huge appreciation is due to Aidan and my thanks to him for everything he has done for Roscommon GAA.”

The Chair of Club Rossie Pat Compton said that

“the sheer enthusiasm Aidan brought to the Club Rossie table lifted the spirits even when challenges were presented, and there were many of them. Coming as he does from a family steeped in the GAA, his late father being a former County Treasurer, it’s perhaps not surprising he gravitated towards serving community and county. He has put in place structures which will serve Roscommon GAA into the future. Aidan can now take a well-deserved break and I have no doubt we will see him back in GAA circles again in the future. I want to express my thanks to Aidan and I look forward to his continued friendship and support and the odd rendition of ‘Dear old Elphin’.”

Aidan paid tribute “to the wonderful Club Rossie team, the Office staff and Cormac Donoghue from Jel Marketing and Paul Byrnes Media who provided vital backup in our recent campaigns. I also want to offer my sincere thanks to all the business members and sponsors for your generosity over the years, you were a pleasure to work with and I hope you will continue to support Roscommon GAA. I will cherish the great times we had during each fundraising project and I want to thank my wife Clare for her great support and who sacrificed so many weekends for football, and I now look forward to more time with the family”, he added.