Governance Structure

Hockey Ireland – Organisation Structure

The Board of Hockey Ireland can have a maximum of 12 members. The organisation also has a President, Vice-President and CEO who sit ex-officio and there is also a Company Secretary. The organisation has a combination of board and operational sub-committees. The board sub-committees are Finance, Risk and Audit and Governance. The board’s intention is to be more strategically focused, while the CEO in conjunction with the committees, working groups and staff have responsibility for the day to day operations. The primary driver is to engage with our volunteers who have an expertise and passion for our sport.

President John Dennis
Vice President Barbara O’Malley
Board Board Members Trevor Watkins (Chairperson), Niamh Byrne, Rachel Barry, Ursula Kilkelly, Dan McCormack, Aisling Keogh, Iain Kelly, William Pollock, Claire Savage
Company Secretary Pamela Bastable
Finance, Risk and Audit (Board) Dan McCormack (Chair), William Pollock, Trevor Watkins, Claire Savage
Governance (Board) Rachel Barry (Chair), William Pollock, John Dennis
COMMITTEES Competitions Iain Kelly (Chair), Niamh Fahey, Victor Shaw (EYHL), Rob Abbot (Indoor), Gerry Heaney (Schools), Arjen Van As (Cups), Ann Ronan (Interpros), Marcus Blake (Universities), Linda Ingram (TO’s), Deirdre Matthews
Disciplinary Panel TBC
High Performance Eric Brady (Chair), Patricia Herberle, Lisa Jacob, Mick McKinnon, Tanya O’Brien
Participation & Development Ann Ronan, Marc Scott, Martin Henderson, Sue Haslam, Shirley Moore and Ursula Kilkelly
Welfare Committee Shirley Moore (Chair), Toni Higgins, Hilary Reid, Deirdre Waters, Ivy Dennis, Ursula Kilkelly
HR Niamh Byrne (Chair), Rachel Barry, Aisling Keogh, Eric Brady
Working Groups Rules and Disciplinary Brain Hammond (Chair), Rachel Barry, Pamela Bastable
Transgender Rachel Barry (Chair), Susan Hogg (England Hockey Inclusion Manager), Jamie Hooper (EuroHockey EDI expert), Matt Kennedy (‘Belongto’ LGBTQ+ youth Ireland organisation), Shirley McKay (Ulster Hockey), Niamh Twomey (Hockey Ireland)
National Children’s Officer Anne McCormack

National Designated Person Shirley Moore

Competitions Sub Groups EYHL Victor Shaw (Chair),Brian Caruth, John Bell, Tom Goode, Malcolm Coombes
Indoor Rob Abbot (Chair), Arjen Van As, Amy Benson, Ellie Duffy, Munster rep TBC
Technical Officials Linda Ingram
Schools Tournaments Gerry Heaney (Chairperson) Hilary Hurley (Secretary) Libby Henry (Ulster girls) Conor Savage (Ulster boys) George Blackwell (Munster boys) Alice Browne (Munster girls) Garth Graham (Connacht girls) Sarah Gray (Leinster boys & girls)
Cup Arjen Van As (Chair), Barry Crowley, John Maye, Jamie Shilliday, Paddy Deering
Interpros/Development Ann Ronan (Chair), Shirley McCay, Brian Collins, Yvette Quinn, Umpire Rep TBC, HI Technical Rep TBC
Third Level (Intervarsities) TBC