Management Team

American Football Ireland is managed by a board and a staffing structure comprised of directors and officers who support the delivery of the sport across a series of directorates. 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. Directors and supporting staff are selected by the American Football Ireland Board for a minimum period of a one year. To contact the Board click here.

The currently serving board members, directors and administrative officers are as follows:

Board Members

Position Name Contact
President Orla McAleese Click here
Board Member Christine Bolton Click here
Board Member Jo Buchanan Click here
Board Member Paul Kirkwood Click here
Board Member John Lynch Click here
Board Member Aidan Maguire Click here
Board Member Ross Neville Click here
Board Member Paul O’Donnell Click here
Board Member (External) Peter McKenna Click here


Position Name Contact
Commissioner Brian Cleary Click here
Chief Finance Officer Conor Gibney Click here
Finance Officer Michal Kazio Click here
Child Protection Officer Rob Hennessy Click here
Anti-Doping Officer Ross Neville Click here
Chief Communications Officer Accepting Applications Click here
Administrator Accepting Applications Click here
Website Administrator Guillaume Poznanski Click here

Directors and Support Personnel

Position Name Contact
Commercial Director Kate Sherry Click here
Director of National Programme Operations Alan Orr Click here
Director of Officiating Steve Moles Click here
     Officiating Scheduling Manager Jamie Moles Click here
     Officiating Development Manager Barry Bolton Click here
     Officiating Appeals Manager Dr. Kelly Dwyer Click here
Director of Coaching Accepting Applications Click here
Director of Flag Football Robert Caldwell Click here
Director of Youth Football Bill Dougherty Click here
Director of Development Accepting Applications Click here