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Club Executive and Committee 2018-19






President                                Gordon Ballantyne

Senior Vice-President            Patrick O’Meara

Junior Vice-President             Eamonn Collins

Hon. Secretary                      Michael Cleary

Hon. Treasurer                      

Media Officer                         Michael Silke

Facilities Chairperson           Patrick Hynes

Chairman of FootballBilly McMickan

Youths Secretary                  Derek Lackey

Minis Secretary                     Michael Dolan

Membership Registrar          Diarmuid Morrissey

Commercial & Marketing Chairperson        

Immediate Past President     Tom Meagher

Senior Representative to

Connacht Branch IRFU           Ray Fagan




Chairperson                            Diarmuid Morrissey

Fixtures Secretary                Patrick Whelan

Senior Head Coach                Peter O’Donnell

Assistant Coach                     Aidan Wynne

Senior Captain                       Shane Layden

Senior Vice Captain               John Sutton

Senior Manager                      Eamonn Collins

Assistant Manager                Michael Carroll

Senior Logistics                     Martin Webster

Physiotherapist                     Michael Donohoe

Assistant Physio                    Jack Mannion

Video Analyst                                    Brian Fitzgerald

U-20’s Coach                           Paul Byrne

U-20’s Assistant Coaches      Benny Gilligan and Tony Ennis

U-20’s Manager                      Joseph Browne

U-20’s Assistant Manager     Shay Rohan.

U-20’s Captain                        James Kelly

J1’s Coach                               Michael Harding

J1’s Manager                          Conor Moran

J1’s Captain                            Ross Flanagan

J1’s Vice-Captain                    Dean McMahon

Womens Coach                       Gerard Fallon

Womens Asst. Coach             Sabina Egan

Womens Manager                   Sandra Feary

Womens Asst. Manager         Aine Reilly

Womens Captain

Womens Vice-Captain

Results Co-Ordinator

Junior Representative to Connacht             Patrick Whelan

Youth Representative to Connacht                        Derek Lackey

Womens Representative to Connacht         Sandra Feary



U-18.5 Management Team     David Connolly, Tony Dolan and Paul Fogarty Snr.


U-17 Management Team        Niall Daly (manager), Tom O’Neill (asst. manager),

                                                Damien Shine and Kolo Kiripati.


U-16 Management Team        Thomas Colgan (manager), Patrick Kenny, Shane Layden and Derek Ryan.


U-15 Management Team        Francis McKiernan (manager), Adam Daly, Chris Neville and Nigel So.


U-14 Management Team        Shay Rohan (manager), Seamus Lyons, Charlie Couper, Brian Tallon, Paul Sheehan and Martin Joyce.


U-13 Management Team        Eugene Forde & Graham Heaslip (managers), Shane Naughton and John O’Carroll.


U-12 Management Team        Wesley Hudson, Paul Byrne and Peter Mahon.


U-11 Management Team        Alf Hunt, Darragh Stewart, Donal Brehony and Diarmuid Sloane.


U-10 Management Team        David Flynn, Paata Rikadze, John Murray and David Lowe.


U-9 Management Team          Brendan Wilkins, Paul Fleming and Niamh Gough.


U-8 Management Team          Ian Marais, David Buckley and Peter McGurk.


U-7 Management Team          Eimhin Griffiths and Michael Dolan.


U-18 Girls Management Team           Jude Lennon and Thomas Grehan


U-16 Girls Management Team           Mele Kiripati, Adil Kurt-Elli and Joseph Murray


Youths & Minis Coaching Co-Ordinator       Charlie Couper

Youths & Minis P.R.O.

Girls Co-Ordinator                 Mele Kiripati

Schools Representative

Athlone Institute of Technology Representative

Referees’ Affairs & Communications Officer

Safe-guarding Officer            Zantha Meyer

Health & Safety Officer        Patrick Hynes

Club Medical Officers            Dr. Anthony Lowry, Dr. Tom Meagher & Dr. Patrick O’Meara

Trustees                     Ted Carty, Anthony Lowry, Michael Silke & Patrick Whelan.




Club Administrator                Geraldine Kenny

Telephone       0861732711



Office Hours               Monday/Friday 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.


The Bounty Bar & Venue        0906477566