Irish American Football Association

Management Team

IAFA Board

The IAFA Board manages all aspects of American football in Ireland. Board members are elected every year, with members staying on the Board for a three year term. Board members may also have another role within the sport. The current Board is as follows:

Michael Smith (President)

Brian Cleary

Declan McNally

Cillian Smith

Emma Burrows

Aidan Maguire

Derek Ward

Janice Ward

Colum Lavery (external)


Reporting into the Board are a number of Directors, each responsible for a specific area of the sport. The Directors are appointed by the Board and the current Directors are as follows:

Communications Officer – Maurice Cosgrave

Director of Junior Football – Russell Kerley

Director of Flag Football – Guillaume Poznanski

Director of Coaching & Development – John Romanoski

Director of Officiating – Derek Ward

Other Roles

Outside of the above, there are other roles of responsibility within the sport:

National Children’s Officer – Matt Craig

Code of Ethics / Garda Vetting Officer – Michael Smith