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 Congressz
  • 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 John Cronin
Coaching & Development Seamus Flynn
Chair of Competition Andrew Lynam
Chair of Finance & Risk Michael Quinlan
Chair of HP Fintan Reilly
Chair of Juvenile Amanda Hynes
Connacht Rep Marian McEvilly
Leinster Rep Greg Duggan
Munster Rep Brid Golden
Ulster Rep Brendan McDaid
Irish Schools Rep Mary Barrett
Universities Rep Laura Brennan
Athletics Northern Ireland Rep David Abrahams
Co-opted member Greta Hickey
Co-opted member Nuala Hunt
Co-opted member Claire Shannon

Coaching and Development Committee

Chair Seamus Flynn Chair
Elected David Denieffe
Elected Bernard McAree
Elected Brian McGonagle
Elected Pat Power
Elected Niamh Richardson
Co-optee Ailis McSweeney
Co-optee Juliet Claffey
Co-optee Saragh Buggy
Co-optee Colette Kelly
Co-optee Moira Aston  


Competition Committee

Chair Andrew Lynam
elected Bernie Dunne
elected Georgina Drumm
elected Padraig Kelly
elected Antoinette Holland
elected Paddy Morgan
Co-optee Neil Martin
Co-optee Orla Fitzgerald
Co-optee Majella McGrath
Co-optee Bernie O'Callaghan
Co-optee Iain Shaw

Finance and Risk Committee

Chair Michael Quinlan CHAIR
elected George Maybury
elected Gillian Browne
elected Ciara Dillon
Co-opted Nuala Hunt
Co-opted Crona Brady
Co-opted Anthony Kelly

High Performance Committee

Chair Fintan Reilly
Elected Teresa McDaid
Elected Eamon Harvey
Elected Noelle Morrissey
Co-optee Niall Bruton
Co-optee Matt McKerrow
Ahlete commission chair Katie Kirk

Juvenile Committee

Chair Amanda Hynes
elected David Murphy
elected Catriona Duffy
elected Mark Connolly
elected Patrick Whelan
elected Niamh Fitzgerald
Co-optee Greg Duggan
Co-optee Michael Heery
Co-optee PJ O'Rourke
Co-optee Tom Thompson
Juvenile Childrens Officer Matt Lynch
Co-optee Anne McHugh

Technical Committee 

Chair Jackie Mulhall
Competition Committee Andrew Lynam
Juvenile Committee Niamh Fitzgerald
  Karl O'Connell
  Iain Shaw
  Ronan O'Hart
  Pierce O'Callaghan
  Michael Quinlan
  Killian Lonergan
  Ciara Heneghan
  Evelyn O'Reilly

Irish Schools’ Athletic Association Committee

President Billy Delaney
Deputy President Mary Barrett
Financial Director Ronan O'Sullivan
Competitions Director Karen Kirk
International Competitions Director Rory Friel
Marketing Director Denis O’Sullivan
Child Welfare Officer Lynda Greer
Vice President Michael Cooke
Vice President Fr Ailbe O'Murchu OFM
Vice President Graham Moffett
Vice President Mary Ashe
Vice President PJ Leddy
Vice President George Barclay
Vice President Derek Clements
Vice President John Shields
Vice President William Hyland
Adminstrative Director Anthony White

Irish Universities Athletics Association Committee

Chair Laura Brennan
Assistant Chair Victoria Isa Daniel
Secretary Stephen Lipson
Finance Eric Brady
Competition Cliona Murphy
Public Relations Pierre Murchan
Officer Jack Hickey
Officer Dylan King
Officer Emma McCay

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