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. Directors and supporting staff are selected by the American Football Ireland Board for a minimum period of a one year. The currently serving board members, directors and administrative officers are as follow:
Position Name Contact
President Aidan Maguire Click here
Board Member Frieda Gallagher Click here
Board Member Helen Smyth Click here
Board Member Jo Buchanan Click here
Board Member Dr. Kelly Dwyer Click here
Board Member Paul Kirkwood Click here
Board Member Paul O’Donnell Click here
Board Member Stephen McDonnell Click here
Board Member (External) Peter McKenna Click here
Position Name Contact
Commissioner Erin Brown Click here
Chief Finance Officer Alan Browne Click here
Child Protection Officer Rob Hennessy Click here
Anti-Doping Officer Ross Neville Click here
Chief Communications Officer Click here
Administrator Shane Hawthorne Click here
Website Administrator Guillaume Poznanski Click here
Directors & 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 Click here
Director of Flag Football Robert Caldwell Click here
Director of Youth Football Bill Dougherty Click here
Director of Development Gavin Nelson Click here
     Development Assistant Ty Henry Click here