Director of Sport retires

December saw the departure of Terry McAuley as Director of Sport after more than 30 years of seervice in the college. He is to be succeeded by Michelle Tanner.
McAuley retired under the Incentivised Scheme for Early Retirement, brought in with the national budget in 2009. His departure necessitates the restructuring of the Department of Sport, as Mrs Tanner takes over as Head of Sport and Recreation. The difference between these two roles is not immediately clear, though they are thought to be broadly similar in scope.
“The College is very appreciative that Michelle Tanner has taken on the role of Head of Sport to ensure the high standard of service of the Department and that other members of the existing Sports staff have taken on additional duties to cover the workload, all of which forms part of this restructuring process,” said Tony McMahon, the Interim Acting Chief Operating Officer.
Tanner holds an MBA in Sports Management and was previously employed in the Sports Department in DCU before joining Trinity 13 years ago, and was previously an international Volleyball player.
McAuley’s departure closely follows that of Trevor West as Chair of DUCAC earlier in 2009, after a similarly long history of involvement in college sport, though the two are unrelated. Former Senior Dean Cyril Smyth took on that role following the DUCAC AGM in October.