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Chief Executive: Philip Browne

P.A. to C.E.O. & IRFU Hospitality Manager: Louise Hart


Chief Operating Officer: Kevin Potts

Head of Operations: Gerard Carmody

Head of Legal & Compliance: Declan McPhillips

Assistant Legal Council: Seán Brassil

Women's RWC Tournament Director: Garrett Tubridy

Rugby Services Manager (WRWC 2017): Dudley Philips

Operations Executive: Jean Casey

Committee Coordinator: Eimear McCusker

Operations & Events Manager: Declan O'Brien

Match & Safety Coordinator: Sean O'Connell

Procurement Manager: Conor Drudy

Logistics Manager: Tony Doody

Logistics Assistant: Johnny Ilies

Logistics Coordinator: Paddy Jones

Receptionist: Avril Moran

Receptionist: Ellen Potts

Funds & Committee Accommodation/Travel Coordinator: Eugenie Thornton


Head of Human Resources: Aileen Bailey

HR Business Partner: Linda Murphy

HR Generalist: Stephen Taylor


Performance Director: David Nucifora

P.A. to Performance Director: Cathy McGonigle

Business Intelligence Analyst: Claire Wallace

Director of Rugby Development: Scott Walker

Director of Women's and Sevens Rugby: Anthony Eddy

Women's Rugby National Teams Programme Manager: Eimear Flannery

Rugby Administration Manager: Gordon Black

Domestic Game Coordinator: Tanya Abbas Curran

Rugby Department Administrator: Alice O'Callaghan

High Performance Manager: Colin McEntee

National Talent Development Manager: Hendrik Kruger

Head of Coach Development: Matthew Wilkie

Training Manager (Rugby Dept.): Colin Moran

Women's and Girl's Development Executive: Nora Stapleton

Women's Rugby Administrator: Orla Fullam Smith

Age Grade Manager: Eoin Hogan

Sevens Development Coach & Talent Identification Coordinator: Stan McDowell

Participation Rugby Manager: Mark Connolly

Participation Rugby Operations Manager: David Keane

Participation Rugby Administrator: Justin Deegan

Participation Rugby Officer: Michael Coughlan

Participation Rugby Operations Officer: Kevin Beggs

Rugby Programmes Officer: Colm Finnegan


Medical Director: Rod McLoughlin

Medical Department Coordinator: Mairead Liston

First Aid & Injury Prevention Coordinator: Shane Mooney

Fitness & Medical Administration: Niamh Nash

Head of Nutrition: Ruth Wood-Martin

Performance Nutritionist: Nóra NíFhlannagáin

Performance Nutritionist: Marcus Shortall

Head of Athletic Performance & Science: Nick Winkelman

National Talent S&C Coach: Martin Kennedy


Referee Performance Manager: Dave McHugh

Referee Development Manager: Dave O'Brien

Referee Development Manager: Peter Fitzgibbon

Referee Development Manager: David Wilkinson

Referee Development Officer: Sean Gallagher

Referee Coordinator: Julie Moran

Referee Coordinator: Neysa Herity


National Team Coach: Joe Schmidt

National Team Manager: Paul Dean

Assistant Coach, Forwards: Simon Easterby

Technical Resource Coach: Greg Feek

Assistant Coach, Defense: Andy Farrell

National Team Skills Coach/National Academy Coach: Richie Murphy

National Team Strength & Conditioning Coach: Jason Cowman

National Team Technical Analyst: Mervyn Murphy

Performance Analyst: Vincent Hammond

Assistant Performance Analyst: Jeff Blackburn

Kit & Logistics Coordinator: John Moran


Director of Commercial & Marketing: Padraig Power

Director of Communications: Stephen McNamara

Digital Marketing & Customer Relationship Manager: Barry Cunningham

Marketing & Sponsorship Manager - Jessica Long

Marketing Administrator - Amy Phillips

Assistant Brand Manager: Sean Ryan

Client Relationship Manager: Linda McCoy

Communications Manager: David Ó'Síocháin

Media Officer: Maria Boland

Media Officer: Sam O'Byrne


Team Services Manager: Nicola Lyons

Senior Team Services & Travel Executive: Geraldine Armstrong

Team Services Department Executive: Sinead Bennett

Team Services Department Executive: Amanda Craig

Team Services Manager Women's Rugby World Cup 2017: Carmel O'Dwyer

Team Services Department Coordinator: Rory Wilson

Team Services Executive: Joan Breslin


Director of Finance: Conor O'Brien

Management Accountant: Sharon Coffey

Financial Accountant: Fiona O'Flaherty

Payroll Administrator: Gary Oak

Funds Administrator: Aisling Gilroy

Accounts Assistant: Lindsey Murphy

Accounts Assistant: Conor Malone

Accounts Assistant: Niall McCoy

Administrator - Charitable Trust: Linda Black


Ticket Office Manager: Sheena Hickey

Assistant Ticket Office Manager: Patrick Gavin

Assistant Ticket Officer: Carl O'Brien

Assistant Ticket Officer: Sandra Twyford


IT Manager: Sid Carmody

IT Administrator: David Glasgow

Application Support Analyst: Ginine Power

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