Sub Committees

The Board of Paralympics Ireland has approved a number of sub committees to carry out necessary functions for the organisation. Each sub committee has its own Terms of Reference outlining their necessary activities. The current sub committees within Paralympics Ireland are:

The functional areas and membership of Paralympics Ireland subcommittees of the Board are as follows:



Audit and Risk Committee.

Brendan Jennings – Chair & Board Member

Tony Dignam – Board Member

Miriam Malone – CEO


Strategy Committee:

Lisa Clancy – Chair & Board Member

John Fulham – President

Miriam Malone – CEO


Governance Committee:

Eimear Breathneach – Chair & VP

John Fulham – President

Miriam Malone – CEO


Athletes Commission

The purpose of the Athlete’s Commission is to give the athletes a forum to have an input into the preparation programmes of Paralympics Ireland before each Paralympic Games. It also provides a direct link for Paralympics Ireland to confer with athlete advocates on particular issues.

Current members of the Athletes Commission are:

Catherine Walsh – Chair and Board Member

Peter Ryan – Athlete Representative

Jason Smyth – Athlete Representative

Niamh McCarthy – Athlete Representative

Padraic Moran – Athlete Representative

Helen Anbuthnot – Athlete Representative

John Twomey – Athlete Representative

Terms of reference of the Athletes Commission can be found here.

To contact the Athletes Commission email ac@paralympics.ie


National Classification Committee (NCC)

The National Classification Committee was established to coordinate and develop the National Classification Programme on behalf of Paralympics Ireland.

The current members of the committee are:

  • Fintan O’Donnell
  • Ana Maia
  • Amanda Carty
  • Shane Conroy
  • Lisa Callaghan

Terms of reference of the NCC can be found here.


Boccia Ireland

The Boccia Ireland Committee is tasked with the governance and development of the sport of boccia in Ireland.  In accordance with the terms of reference, the primary aim is the creation of an autonomous independent National Governing Body for the sport of boccia operating in Ireland by 2021.

The current members of the committee are;

Ciaran Delany – Chairman

Padraic Moran – Head of Fundraising


The terms of reference for the Boccia Ireland committee can be found here.

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