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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


Martin O'Sullivan

Vice Presidents

Stephen Hilditch
Philip Orr

Honorary Treasurer

Tom Grace

Chairman of Management Committee

Declan Madden

Immediate Past President

Louis Magee

Standing Committees


D. Madden, T. Grace, J. O'Driscoll, P. Whelan, M.J. O'Sullivan, K. Lyons, I. McIlrath, G Hamilton, P.R. Browne, in attendance S.R. Hilditch, K. Potts, D. Nucifora and S. McNamara.

Rugby Committee

I. McIlrath, G. Barrett, S. Bayley. N. Comyn, P. Orr, L. Galvin, J. Robinson, M. Quinn, S. Walker and G. Black, plus 4 Chairs of Provincial Rugby Committees.


T. Grace, L. Galvin, J. Gibson, M. Coghlan, J. Robinson, D. Madden, 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, S. Bayley ,P. R. Browne, P. Power, S. McNamara, D .Devaney co-option, and P. Dean (co-opted).


G. Hamilton, P.R. Browne and D. Nucifora, 4 x CEOS (2 To Vote) J. Hartery


World Rugby

J.O'Driscoll and P.Whelan

Six Nations

P.R. Browne and P. Whelan

British & Irish Lions

T. Grace and P.R.Browne

EPRC Representatives

P.R. Browne and P.McNaughton

Rugby Europe (formerly FIRA) Representatives

J. O'Driscoll and D. Nucifora

Celtic Rugby

P.R. Browne and G. Fitzgerald
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