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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


Stephen Hilditch

Vice Presidents

Philip Orr
Ian McIlrath

Honorary Treasurer

Tom Grace

Chairman of Management Committee

Declan Madden

Immediate Past President

Martin O'Sullivan

Committee Profiles

Standing Committees 2016/17

D. Madden, S.R. Hilditch, T. Grace, J. O'Driscoll, P. Whelan, I. McIlrath, P.R. Browne, D. Kavanagh (Co-Opted) in attendance P. Orr (non-voting), K. Potts, D. Nucifora and S. McNamara.

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

T. Grace, A. Leddy, 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
Chairman TBC., T. Grace, T. O'Beirne, P. R. Browne, P. Power, S. McNamara, D. Devaney co-option, and P. Dean (co-opted).

G. Keegan (Co-Opted) other members to be confirmed.


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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