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Sub-Committees

Alcohol & Tobacco

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Sara Orme

National Executive Officer 2021/2022

Sara has 16 years experience as store owner, trading under Daybreak brand, previously worked for Dunnes Stores while training as a teacher!

Sara is passionate about continuous training, particularly around peer to peer learning/ sharing of knowledge, experiences and ideas in the retail sector. Sara is looking forward to helping CSNA members in having current, up to date knowledge on matters necessary in the daily running of their stores, whilst always looking to future growth & trends. Recently elected to the CSNA National Executive in 2021.

Sara is currently involved in the Alcohol & Tobacco and News & Mags CSNA Sub Committees.

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Compliance

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Peter Gaughan

Immediate Past President 2021/2022

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Peter and his wife Catherine own Gaughans Spar in Balla, Mayo that they have successfully ran for over 20 years. Peter is also a Postmaster and involved in the IPU. Over the years, he has fulfilled many important roles within the association, Peter is the current Finance Officer for the Association also. Peter was elected as National President for 2020/2021.

Peter is currently involved in the Legislation and Compliance CSNA Sub Committees.

 

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Emma George

National Executive Officer 2021/2022

Emma is a second generation convenience store owner currently operating 7 Centra stores in Dublin. Her role within her business is as group financial controller with a focus on the financial, HR & regularity side of the business. Emma has over 20 years convenience sector experience and has recently been elected to the CSNA National Executive in 2021.

Emma is currently involved in the Membership and Compliance CSNA Sub Committees.

 

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Joe Mannion

National Executive Officer 2021/2022

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Joe and his wife Caroline own Mannions’ Daybreak in Clondalkin. Joe has served as President of CSNA in 2010 and 2011, has served on the officer board on the Dublin South Branch of CSNA for a number of years, and served as the National President 2019/2020.

Joe is actively involved in Scouting and is also closely involved with Clondalkin Chamber, promoting a cause close to his heart Community Enterprise and Local jobs.

Joe is currently involved in the Marketing and Compliance CSNA Sub Committees.

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Conference

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Laura Kelly

Marketing Administrator

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Laura started with the CSNA in 2015 and holds an honours Degree in Marketing as well a number of relevant post graduate diplomas. Laura’s background is in retail she worked for a newsagent for over 6 years while in school and college. Laura is an extremely efficient member of our team with enormous trade know how and skills, no query is too big or too small for her so please don’t hesitate to call her in the office at any stage.

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Deals

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Gus O’Hara

National Vice President 2021/2022

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Gus currently owns and operates 2 Spar stores that are both located in Clontarf, Co. Dublin. In 2005 Gus was elected National President of the Association having been a member of the Executive Board for 4 years previously. Gus was recently re-elected to the National Executive in 2017. Gus has recently been appointed as National Vice President for 2021/22.

Gus was awarded the Convenience Store Champion 2017 award at the Shelflife C-Store awards in November 2017.

Gus is currently involved in the Membership and Deals CSNA Sub Committees.

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Legislation and External

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Peter Gaughan

Immediate Past President 2021/2022

094 936 5610

Peter and his wife Catherine own Gaughans Spar in Balla, Mayo that they have successfully ran for over 20 years. Peter is also a Postmaster and involved in the IPU. Over the years, he has fulfilled many important roles within the association, Peter is the current Finance Officer for the Association also. Peter was elected as National President for 2020/2021.

Peter is currently involved in the Legislation and Compliance CSNA Sub Committees.

 

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Brian Kelly

National Executive Officer 2021/2022

Retail is a passion of Brian’s having been involved in it all his life. Brian has built up years of experience through being an independent retailer, part of a symbol group, a forecourt retailer and also a Post Master.  Brian has been part of the Spar retailer council for the last 2 years and has found this to be a invaluable and rewarding experience which he is excited to bring to CSNA members. Brian was recently elected to the CSNA National Executive in 2021.

Brian is currently involved in the Services and Legislation CSNA Subcommittees.

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Derek Moran

National Executive Officer 2021/2022

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Derek started his retail career as a trolley boy in Quinnsworth, Artane Castle in the late 1980s where he was bitten by the retail bug. After attending D.I.T. College of Marketing and Design, he managed some Supervalu stores for Aidan Crowe in Dublin. Derek then went on to work in the wholesale side of the grocery business as General Manager of Value Centre Cash and Carry Limerick. In 2000 he headed up Roches Stores Flagship Supermarket in Blanchardstown Shopping Centre with over 180 employees.

In 2004 he teamed up with BWG Foods to open Eurospar in Drogheda. He has traded there successfully for the last 15 years and employs 40 people. Derek was elected to the National Executive in 2019.

Derek is currently involved in the Marketing and Legislation CSNA Sub Committees.

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Marketing

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Derek Moran

National Executive Officer 2021/2022

041 987 7400

Derek started his retail career as a trolley boy in Quinnsworth, Artane Castle in the late 1980s where he was bitten by the retail bug. After attending D.I.T. College of Marketing and Design, he managed some Supervalu stores for Aidan Crowe in Dublin. Derek then went on to work in the wholesale side of the grocery business as General Manager of Value Centre Cash and Carry Limerick. In 2000 he headed up Roches Stores Flagship Supermarket in Blanchardstown Shopping Centre with over 180 employees.

In 2004 he teamed up with BWG Foods to open Eurospar in Drogheda. He has traded there successfully for the last 15 years and employs 40 people. Derek was elected to the National Executive in 2019.

Derek is currently involved in the Marketing and Legislation CSNA Sub Committees.

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Joe Mannion

National Executive Officer 2021/2022

01 459 2397

Joe and his wife Caroline own Mannions’ Daybreak in Clondalkin. Joe has served as President of CSNA in 2010 and 2011, has served on the officer board on the Dublin South Branch of CSNA for a number of years, and served as the National President 2019/2020.

Joe is actively involved in Scouting and is also closely involved with Clondalkin Chamber, promoting a cause close to his heart Community Enterprise and Local jobs.

Joe is currently involved in the Marketing and Compliance CSNA Sub Committees.

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Laura Kelly

Marketing Administrator

045 53 5050

Laura started with the CSNA in 2015 and holds an honours Degree in Marketing as well a number of relevant post graduate diplomas. Laura’s background is in retail she worked for a newsagent for over 6 years while in school and college. Laura is an extremely efficient member of our team with enormous trade know how and skills, no query is too big or too small for her so please don’t hesitate to call her in the office at any stage.

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Membership

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Gus O’Hara

National Vice President 2021/2022

01-8336278

Gus currently owns and operates 2 Spar stores that are both located in Clontarf, Co. Dublin. In 2005 Gus was elected National President of the Association having been a member of the Executive Board for 4 years previously. Gus was recently re-elected to the National Executive in 2017. Gus has recently been appointed as National Vice President for 2021/22.

Gus was awarded the Convenience Store Champion 2017 award at the Shelflife C-Store awards in November 2017.

Gus is currently involved in the Membership and Deals CSNA Sub Committees.

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Emma George

National Executive Officer 2021/2022

Emma is a second generation convenience store owner currently operating 7 Centra stores in Dublin. Her role within her business is as group financial controller with a focus on the financial, HR & regularity side of the business. Emma has over 20 years convenience sector experience and has recently been elected to the CSNA National Executive in 2021.

Emma is currently involved in the Membership and Compliance CSNA Sub Committees.

 

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Amy Stafford

Membership Development Officer

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Amy has been involved in the retail sector from a very young age. Amy has an honours degree in Services Marketing and since finishing college has worked for large multinational companies and Irish companies all within the Irish FMCG sector, with this experience Amy has excellent knowledge of the daily issues and struggles that face Irish retailers.

Amy aims to be as helpful and accommodating to all of our CSNA members in these difficult times.

 

 

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Newspapers & Magazines

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Joe Tierney

National Executive Officer 2021/2022

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Joe owns Tierney’s in Trimgate Street, Navan. This store has the distinction (according to Joe) of being the longest established newsagency in the country operated by the same family. Joe is the former President of CSNA on two occasions and has served as Secretary and President to his local branch.

Joe is involved at local, county and national levels in various community based institutions and has raised hundreds of thousands of Euro for several charities.

Joe is currently involved in the News & Mags and Services CSNA Sub Committees.

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Sara Orme

National Executive Officer 2021/2022

Sara has 16 years experience as store owner, trading under Daybreak brand, previously worked for Dunnes Stores while training as a teacher!

Sara is passionate about continuous training, particularly around peer to peer learning/ sharing of knowledge, experiences and ideas in the retail sector. Sara is looking forward to helping CSNA members in having current, up to date knowledge on matters necessary in the daily running of their stores, whilst always looking to future growth & trends. Recently elected to the CSNA National Executive in 2021.

Sara is currently involved in the Alcohol & Tobacco and News & Mags CSNA Sub Committees.

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Services

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Brian Kelly

National Executive Officer 2021/2022

Retail is a passion of Brian’s having been involved in it all his life. Brian has built up years of experience through being an independent retailer, part of a symbol group, a forecourt retailer and also a Post Master.  Brian has been part of the Spar retailer council for the last 2 years and has found this to be a invaluable and rewarding experience which he is excited to bring to CSNA members. Brian was recently elected to the CSNA National Executive in 2021.

Brian is currently involved in the Services and Legislation CSNA Subcommittees.

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Joe Tierney

National Executive Officer 2021/2022

046 902 1663

Joe owns Tierney’s in Trimgate Street, Navan. This store has the distinction (according to Joe) of being the longest established newsagency in the country operated by the same family. Joe is the former President of CSNA on two occasions and has served as Secretary and President to his local branch.

Joe is involved at local, county and national levels in various community based institutions and has raised hundreds of thousands of Euro for several charities.

Joe is currently involved in the News & Mags and Services CSNA Sub Committees.

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