Category: Management

IAFA Management – New Appointments

The IAFA is delighted to announce the following appointments;

Director of Officiating: Steve Moles has been appointed to this role on a full time basis. Steve has been involved with IAFA for over ten years and during that time participated as a player, official and sat on club boards. Steve has been the Interim Director of Officiating since the start of this season and has done a fantastic job in this role. We wish him continued success in the development of the department going forward.

Officiating Development Officer: Tony Rivers has been appointed to this role within the Officiating Department reporting directly to the Officiating Development Manager (Barry Bolton). Tony has been involved in American Football for over 30 years both in the UK and Ireland and having previously served as the Director of Officiating will bring invaluable experience to the role. This role will involve the continued development of our full time officials. Tony will be attending games and submitting reports to the Development manager with a view to providing feedback to our officials and the further development of our training courses.

Commercial Director: We are delighted to welcome Kate Sherry into the IAFA family. Kate is about to undertake a Masters in Sports Management and brings with her extensive experience in the commercial sector having worked in senior positions with a number of market leaders over the past 15 years. Kate will be responsible for maximising our income opportunities at events and seeking sponsorship/partnerships for IAFA.

We look forward to working with these newly appointed personnel over the next number of months for the betterment of our association.

Board Meetings 2019

The Board will continue to meet regularly on the 1st Saturday of the month (in most cases). If you wish to have a topic discussed at a board meeting contact us here

  • Saturday, 5th January
  • Saturday, 2nd February
  • Saturday, 2nd March
  • Saturday, 6th April
  • Saturday, 11th May
  • Saturday, 8th June
  • Saturday, 6th July
  • Saturday, 10th August
  • Saturday, 14th September
  • Saturday, 12th October
  • Sunday, 9th November – Pre AGM Meeting
  • Sunday, 17th of November – AGM
  • Saturday, 7th December

Board Members in 2019 are

  • Orla McAleese – Non Attached – President
  • Brian Cleary – Non Attached – Commissioner (Interim)
  • Aidan Maguire – Louth Mavericks
  • Ross Neville – North Dublin Pirates
  • Jo Buchanan – Craigavon Cowboys
  • Christine Bolton – Non Attached
  • Joseph Maguire – UL Vikings

IAFA Appoints New Personnel

IAFA are pleased to announce the following changes in position and appointment of personnel for the following role:

  • Guillaume Poznanski has been appointed as interim Communications Officer replacing Stephen McDonnell (South Dublin Panthers)

We would like to thank Stephen for all the work and valuable contribution he provided to upgrade our website and improve our use of social media which has come on leaps and bounds since his appointment.

IAFA Appoints New Management Personnel

IAFA are pleased to announce the following changes in positions and appointment of personnel for the following roles:

  • Ross Neville (North Dublin Pirates) has been appointed as the Anti-Doping Officer replacing Stuart Donaldson (Cork Admirals)

We would like to thank Stuart for all the work and valuable contribution he provided and look forward to work with the newly appointed personnel.

IAFA Appoints New People to Administration

The Irish American Football Association (IAFA) are pleased to announce the appointments of the following, both at Board and Administration level;

Our new External Board Member Colum Cronin is originality from Cork. Colum has been living in Dublin for over a decade. He works as the International Student Adviser at University College Dublin, having previously been in a similar role at Trinity College Dublin. Continue reading “IAFA Appoints New People to Administration”