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The IRFU Committee

IRFU Committee The Irish Rugby Football Union is the governing body for the sport of Rugby Union on the island of Ireland.

Each affiliated rugby club or school nominates a member to their provincial branch committee and each branch elects members to the IRFU Committee.

IRFU Committee


Louis Magee

Vice Presidents

Martin O'Sullivan
Stephen Hilditch

Honorary Treasurer

Tom Grace

Chairman of Management Committee

Finbarr Crowley

Immediate Past President

Pat Fitzgerald

IRB Representatives

Peter Boyle
Pat Whelan

Branch Representatives

Leo Galvin (Connacht)
Michael Cunningham (Connacht)
Ben Gormley (Leinster)
Des Lamont (Leinster)
Greg Barrett (Munster)
Declan Madden (Munster)
Gordon Hamilton (Ulster)
John Robinson (Ulster)
John O'Driscoll (Exiles)

Committee - Elected Members

Nicholas Comyn
Gerry Drennan
Des Kavanagh
Ken Lyons
Philip Orr

Standing Committees


F. Crowley, T. Grace, P.J. Boyle, P. Whelan, M.J. O'Sullivan, P. Fitzgerald, L.P. Magee, S.R. Hilditch, K Lyons, I. McIlrath (co-opted), P.R. Browne, K. Potts, D. Nucifora and S. McNamara.

Rugby Committee

S.R. Hilditch, I. McIlrath, G. Drennan, M. Cunningham, D. Kavanagh, D. Madden, G. Barrett, N. Comyn, P. Orr, L. Galvin, B. Gormley, M. Quinn, S. Walker and G. Black.


T. Grace, F. Crowley, L. Galvin, G. Hamilton, D. Madden, D. Lamont, P.R. Browne, K. Potts, C. O'Brien, F. O'Rourke (co-opted) and L. Quinn (co-opted).

Commercial and Marketing

K. Lyons, T. Grace, B. Gormley, P.Fitzgerald, F.Crowley, P.R. Browne, P. Power, S. McNamara, D. Devaney, D. Templeton and P. Dean.

Performance Committee

M.J. O'Sullivan, T. Grace, P. Whelan, F. Crowley, D. Lamont, P.R. Browne and D. Nucifora.


IRB and Six Nations

P.J. Boyle and P. Whelan

EPRC Representatives

P.R. Browne and P.McNaughton

Rugby Europe (formerly FIRA) Representatives

S.R. Hilditch and D. Nucifora

Celtic Rugby

P.R. Browne and G. Fitzgerald
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