A sports management graduate of the Institute of Technology, Carlow, Ethan is always looking to use the skills he has acquired during his time in previous employments and college to good use.


An intuitive and attentive listener who welcomes constructive criticism and learns quickly, who is always eager to learn new skills. Ethan has always worked well as part of a team as well as on his own initiative. He has proven experience in the service industry which has benefited greatly his communication skills. Involved in a variety of sports since a young age, particularly rugby, Ethan has chosen his dissertation topic based on that interest.

Ethan Conroy


Dissertation Topic and Overview: 

An investigation into the use of Public Relations in building and retaining brand identity and its importance to amateur rugby clubs


The researcher decided to research how amateur rugby clubs who play in the All Ireland league’s top division utilise communications functions in building and retaining brand identity. How the use of these functions may impact on whether recruitment drives are successful, or attendance at weekly games is high or low. This topic is especially important, as in the wake of rugby union turning professional in the mid 1990’s clubs had to contend with the new era and figure out how to contend with that.


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