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
  • Deputy President & Chair of Coaching & Development: Brid Golden
  • Chair of Competition: Andrew Lynam
  • Chair of Finance & Risk: Michael Quinlan 
  • Chair of HP: Fintan Reilly
  • Chair of Juvenile: Evelyn O'Reilly
  • Connacht Rep: Brian Bruton
  • Leinster Rep: Greg Duggan
  • Munster Rep: PJ O'Rourke
  • Ulster Rep: Brendan McDaid
  • Schools Rep: Rory Friel
  • Universities Rep: Laura Brennan
  • Athletics Northern Ireland Rep: David Abrahams

Coaching and Development Committee

  • Chair: Brid Golden
  • Elected members: Mary Barrett, Brian Corcoran, Teresa McDaid & Fintan Reilly
  • Co-opted Members: Teresa McDaid, Seamus Flynn, David McCarthy, Eamon Harvey, John Farrelly, Stephen Flemming & Jim Corcoran (Juvenile Committee Rep)

Competition Committee

  • Chair: John Cronin
  • Elected members: Paddy Marley, Brendan McDaid, Bernie Dunne, Andrew Lynam, 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, Brian Bruton, Michael Quinlan, Georgina Drumm
  • Co-opted Members: Anthony Kelly

High Performance Committee

  • Chair: Neil Martin
  • Elected members: Teresa McDaid, Eamon Harvey, Fintan Reilly 
  • Co-opted: David Gillick, Jackie Newton, Liam Hennessy

Juvenile Committee

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

Technical Committee 

  • Jackie Mulhall
  • Declan Curtin: Chair 
  • Michael Quinlan 
  • Killian Lonergan
  • Liam Hennessy 
  • Pierce O'Callaghan
  • Iain Shaw 
  • Karl O'Connell 
  • John Cronin: Competition Chair 
  • Ronan O'Hart: AAI International Technical Official  
  • Ciaran Doyle: Juvenile Committee Representative

Irish Schools’ Athletic Association Committee

  • President: Billy Delaney  
  • Deputy President: Mary Barrett   
  • Financial Director: Ronan O'Sullivan        
  • International Competitions Director: Rori Friel    
  • Marketing Director: Kieran Gallagher          
  • Child Welfare Officer: Child Welfare Officer          
  • Competition Director: Mary Ashe
  • Vice President: Fr Ailbe O'Murchu OFM 
  • Vice President: Graham Moffett      
  • Vice President: Mary Ashe
  • Vice President: Robert Stevenson   
  • 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: Garret Dunne (TCD)
  • Assistant Chair: Laura Brennan (TCD)
  • Secretary: Stephen Lipson (TCD)
  • Treasurer: Eric Brady (UCD)
  • Competition: Dylan Byrne (QUB)
  • Development: John Moroney (TCD)
  • Public Relations: Victoria Daniel (NUIM)
  • Officer: Shane Aston (ITC)
  • Officer: Pierre Murchan (NUIG)
  • Officer: Ciaran Quinn (TCD)

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