Sarah Keane is the new president of the Olympic Council of Ireland

The Swim Ireland CEO received over half of the vote

BY Newstalk 22:13 Thursday 9 February 2017, 22:13 9 Feb 2017

Swim Ireland's Sarah Keane smiles after being elected OCI President at tonights EGM. Image: ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Sarah Keane has been named as the new president of the Olympic Council of Ireland.

The Swim Ireland CEO received 29 of the 43 votes at an EGM in Dublin tonight.

 OCI presidential hopeful, Sarah Keane casts her vote at tonights EGM
Image: ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Keane succeeds Pat Hickey, who led the OCI for 28 years.

Outgoing acting president Willie O'Brien received 12 votes, and Basketball Ireland CEO Bernard O'Byrne received 2.

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