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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


Pat Fitzgerald

Vice Presidents

Louis Magee
Martin O'Sullivan

Honorary Treasurer

Tom Grace

Chairman of Management Committee

Finbarr Crowley

Immediate Past President

William B. (Billy) Glynn

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)
Ian McIlrath (Ulster)
Gerry Drennan (Ulster)
John O'Driscoll (Exiles)

Committee - Elected Members

Nicholas Comyn
Stephen Hilditch
Neill Jackson
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, E. Wigglesworth and S. McNamara.

Representative Game

M.J. O'Sullivan, L.P. Magee, T.H.N. Jackson, L. Galvin, P. Orr, P. Whelan, D. Lamont, Chairmen of 4 PTMC's, M. Dawson, P.R. Browne, E. Wigglesworth, M. Dowling, C. O'Brien, C. McEntee and O. Hassanein.

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, T.H.N. Jackson, 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.R. Browne, P. Power, S. McNamara, D. Devaney, D. Templeton and P. Dean.

Performance Committee

L.P. Magee, M.J. O'Sullivan, T. Grace, P. Whelan, F. Crowley, D. Lamont, P.R. Browne and E. Wigglesworth.


IRB and Six Nations

P.J. Boyle and P. Whelan

ERC Representatives

P.J. Boyle and P.R. Browne

FIRA Representatives

S.R. Hilditch and E. Wigglesworth

Celtic Rugby

P. Orr and P.R. Browne