This week the Irish PE community has lost a hugely valuable and influential character. The former president of the PEAI Pat Duffy has passed away after a long battle with illness. Receiving his degree from UL in 1976, a masters from Springfield College in Massachusetts in 1983 and a PhD from St Patricks College in Maynooth in 1997, Pat was an expert in the field of physical education and coaching. He has been a key figure in shaping not only the PEAI but Physical Education itself in Irish Schools. People with Pats passion and drive for our profession don’t come along too often and he will be greatly missed. RIP
To read more on Pat’s influential life and career please click here.