A Wealth of Experience
With a passion for sport and a natural flair for public speaking Joanne’s energetic, engaging and dynamic presenting style has seen her work as the ‘Irish Voice of IRONMAN’ since 2011. She also provides MC services for a variety of other events including; Tough Mudder Ireland, Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon, Run Galway Bay, TriAthy and a host of International and national events both in Ireland and abroad. She is the main event MC with Gymnastics Ireland and female MC of choice with Athletics Ireland. She hosted a business breakfast for Supermac’s and Galway LFC in 2018 interviewing Roy Keane to a live and exclusive audience of 300+ people.
Corporate and Charity Events
In addition to sporting events she also hosts and MC’s numerous corporate and charity events, many on multiple occasions; Galway International Oyster Festival, CIPD Western Region Gala Dinner, BPW Summer Business Lunch, Momentum 2016, GRCC Ladies Lunch, First Furlong Ladies Luncheon, Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town (Salthill), Ulster Bank – ‘Business Women Can’, Gymnastics Ireland and Triathlon Ireland Annual Awards to name a few.
Joanne recently hosted the Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) 16th European Conference, Gala Dinner and Farewell Party in Galway i with almost 400 International delegates in attendance.
Live Shows and Big Audiences
Joanne has hosted Galway City Business Association’s Big Screen in Eyre Square for the All Ireland Hurling Final to a live audience of 8,000, she was the first ever female stadium announcer for Connacht Rugby for their inaugural Heineken Cup Match to a stadium audience of 9,000.
She was the anchor MC of the 2018 Outdoor Revolution as well as hosting and moderating a variety of health and wellness discussions with key influencers in sport and wellness over the two-day event. She also moderated the nutrition panel at Huddle Dublin featuring former Olympians and sports stars.
Joanne has set up, delivered and hosted her own triathlon and endurance shows ‘Mind Over Miles’ to live audiences in Galway, Dublin & Cork featuring highly respected and well-known names in endurance sports.
In 2016 Joanne hosted an exclusive evening with the Brownlee Brothers in association with Davy Stockbrokers and Triathlon Ireland to a live audience in Dublin. She has interviewed a multitude of endurance athletes for online viewing and has just set up her own Tri Talking Sport podcast for Athletes, Adventurers and Endurance Enthusiasts.
Joanne is a native of Cork who now lives and works from Galway. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from University College Cork and a Diploma in Event Management and PR from The Fitzwilliam Institute in Dublin.
A keen triathlete and member of Galway Triathlon Club, Joanne has been heavily involved in the sport of triathlon in Galway, holding a variety of roles on the GTC Executive Committee from 2010 - 2015 including; Beginners Officer, PRO and Club Chairperson.
Joanne has been based in Galway for15 years, up until December 2015 she worked full-time in the charity sector, most recently as the National Community Fundraising Manager at the Irish Cancer Society. In January 2016 she followed her passion to work full time in the sports industry working with RunIreland.com on a part-time basis allowing her the flexibility and opportunity to develop Tri Talking Sport whilst simultaneously building up her vast network of contacts and connections both at home and abroad.