Michael McHale QFA, APA

Michael originally hails from Roscommon Town and now lives in Ballygar, Co Galway, just 10 miles away. His  career in Financial Services began with Ulster Bank in 1996, where he worked in several different roles until 2015. He joined started his career as a Financial Advisor, in October and completed his APA Qualifications in 2017.

Michael loves dealing with people and takes great satisfaction from helping people structure their lives in a way that’s beneficial to both themselves and their families.

“There is no better feeling than performing client interactions and leaving them in a better position than they were prior to meeting them”

Michael has been immersed in Sport all his Life, with many notable achievements.

  • Multiple All Ireland handball winner, with the highlight coming in 1991 when he won the World Handball Championship as part of the Irish Team, in Dallas, Texas.
  • He has County Championships at all levels for his club, Roscommon Gaels, where he captained the Senior side to success in 1998 and went on to manage the senior side in 2009 & 2010. In 2018, he managed St Brendans Ladies in Ballygar to the Intermediate County and Connaught Championships.
  • He has a Connaught medal for Creggs Rugby and a Schools Connaught Soccer title with St Marys Galway City.
  • He continues to play golf competitively, representing his club having also represented Connaught at Interpro underage level. He currently plays of a handicap of 4.
  • He is the current Chairman of St Brendans Ladies Football Club where he strives to help the Club achieve success on the field but also to develop and grow the Club off the field.

Michael feels that his involvement in sport has provided him with a very strong base to develop as a person and a Financial advisor and is in no doubt about how it has assisted him in gaining the trust and confidence with existing and indeed potential clients.

“Every day is a school day” – never a week goes by that I don’t learn something more about myself and my business and rarely a client meeting passes where I learn something from my clients or I myself have to revert to a colleague for advice.

“God gave us two ears and one mouth” – listen carefully to your clients and then address their issues.