Our governing Board consists of elected volunteers from every level of the membership. The Board is made up of:

  • The President
  • Five committee chairs elected at Congress
  • Four provincial representatives proposed by Provincial Boards and elected at Congress
  • Representatives of the Irish Schools Athletic Association, the Irish Universities Athletic Association and the Northern Ireland Athletic Federation.
  • Three co-opted members


The Board meets monthly and receives reports from the Coaching, Competition, Finance & Risk, High Performance and Juvenile Committees.
It also receives a monthly report from the CEO as well as financial and KPI updates.

Athletics Ireland Board Members

  • President: Georgina Drumm
  • Chair of Competition and Deputy President :John Cronin
  • Chair of High Performance: Brid Golden
  • Chair of Coaching and Development: Eamon Harvey
  • Chair of Juvenile: John McGrath
  • Chair of Finance and Risk: George Maybury
  • Munster  Representative: Jim Ryan
  • Leinster Representative : Brian Dowling
  • Connaught Representative: Jim Ryan
  • Ulster Representative: Neil Martin
  • Irish Schools Athletic Association: Billy Delaney 
  • Irish Universities Athletic Association: Cyril Symth
  • Northern Ireland Athletic Federation: John Allen
  • Co-opted Caroline O'Shea
  • Co-opted tbc

Coaching and Development Committee

  • Chair: Eamonn Harvey
  • Elected members: Brian Corcoran, Bríd Golden, David Murphy, Eamon Flanagan, Fintan Reilly
  • Co-opted Members: Michael Lane, Evelyn O'Reilly & Jim Ryan

Competition Committee

  • Chair: John Cronin
  • Elected members: Paddy Marley, Brendan McDaid, Mary Cronin, Bernie Dunne, Pat Hooper,  Patsy Kelly (Provincial Rep Ulster), Patricia Griffin (Provincial Rep Connacht), Tim Ahern (Provincial Rep Munster), Ronnie Quigley (Provincial Rep Leinster)

Finance and Risk Committee

  • Chair: George Maybury
  • Elected members: Dermot Nagle, Neil Martin, Michael Quinlan 
  • Co-opted Members: Alan Worrall, Donal Murnane

High Performance Committee

  • Chair Bríd Golden
  • Elected members: Teresa McDaid, Tim Ahern, Jeremy Lyons 
  • Co-opted: Caroline O'Shea, Dr Liam Hennessy, Patsy McGonagle

Juvenile Committee

  • Chair John McGrath
  • Elected members:  Ciarán Doyle, Esther Fitzpatrick, Bernie Dunne, Evelyn O’Reilly, Jim Ryan, Dermot McGranaghan (Prov Rep Ulster), Amanada Hynes (Prov Rep Connacht), Tim Fitzpatrick (Prov Rep Munster), Jim Corcoran (Prov Rep Leinster)
  • Co-opted member: Matt Lynch 

Technical Committee (to be decided after first board meeting)

Irish Schools’ Athletic Association Committee

  • President: Mr Michael Hunt          
  • Financial Director: Mr Derek Clements       
  • International Competitions Director: Mr George Barclay        
  • Marketing Director: Mr Liam Moggan           
  • Child Welfare Officer: Mrs Mary Barrett           
  • Competition Director: Mr Billy Delaney           
  • Vice President: Fr Ailbe O'Murchu OFM 
  • Vice President: Mr Graham Moffett      
  • Vice President: Mrs Mary Ashe
  • Vice President: Mr Robert Stevenson   
  • Vice President: Mr Padraig Callaghan    
  • Vice President: Mr. Tommy Craddock   
  • Vice President: Fr B. King SM    
  • Vice President: Mr William Hyland         
  • Adminstrative Director: Mr Anthony White         

Irish Universities Athletics Association Committee

  • Chair Cyril Smyth (TCD)
  • Assistant Chair: Damian Walsh (WIT)
  • Secretary: Stephen Lipson (TCD)
  • Finance: Eric Brady (UCD)
  • Competition: Timmy Crowe (DCU)
  • Development: Enda Fitzpatrick (DCU)
  • Public Relations: Claire McGlynn (TCD)
  • Officer: Paul Butler (WIT)
  • Officer: Andrew Connick (WIT)
  • Officer: Alan Danagher (DCU)

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