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By Press Release
Oct 19, 2012 - 9:06:00 AM


Tony Campbell
An Post Rás Route Director, Tony Campbell, will take over as organiser of the 8 day international cycle race following Dermot Dignam's decision to retire from the position within the next few weeks.

"it's the next logical step to a process we started two years ago 'Dignam explains' we very successfully set up a working group with a view to attracting younger people into the race organisation and now with the benefit of experience they are ready to assume greater responsibility".

Eddie Dawson
Tony Campbell has vast experience at different levels in the race and worked closely with Dignam for many years. The man with the mammoth task of arranging accommodation for the huge entourage each year, Eddie Dawson, will continue to look after accommodation as well being Assistant Race Organiser.

Route designer and current Rás cyclist Stephen O'Sullivan will take over from Campbell as Route Director while Brona O'Sullivan will continue, as Team Liaison Officer, to organise the many county and international teams that will take part in the race; Seamus Domegan's responsibilities include organising stage start and finish towns; Eimear Dignam will be in charge of Race Publications and most of the administrative work; Health and Safety Consultant Kieran McIntyre heads up that area with Aiden Harper as the Race Safety Officer.

In keeping with the ethos of the race all positions in the race organisation are voluntary.