Duffy to retire from GAA post nearly four years early
Páraic Duffy has announced he is to step down as director general of Ireland's Gaelic Athletic Association in March next year.
Duffy will be retiring from the role overseeing competitions in sports such as Gaelic football and hurling nearly four years before his contract was due to expire in January 2022.
Duffy became director general of the GAA in February 2008, succeeding Liam Mulvihill.
He had previously served as the GAA’s player welfare manager.
In 2015, Duffy signed a seven-year extension of his contract, which would have taken his tenure to nearly 15 years.
He will leave the GAA having secured lucrative television deals with Sky, the UK-based pay-television giant, and Eir Sport, the Irish subscription broadcaster, as well as retaining some free-to-air coverage on RTE, the Irish public-service broadcaster.
In December last year, the GAA signed off on a new three-year sponsorship deal with Littlewoods Ireland, the Irish arm of the online retail company, worth €3 million ($3.5 million).