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Chairperson: Pat Keogh

Club: Newmarket-on-Fergus 

Pat is the owner of Pat Keogh Chauffeur Service. He started the business in the 1980’s, and has overseen its growth into one of the largest chauffeur driving operations in the country. 

 

Pat has been a long-standing member of Newmarket-on-Fergus GAA and has held several positions on the club's executive committee. Chair of Newmarket-on-Fergus GAA from 2010-2015, Pat is currently the chairperson of Newmarket-on-Fergus Camogie Club.

Secretary: Tony Killeen

Club: Corofin

Formerly a primary school principal, Tony served as Councillor, TD, Minister of State and Minister for Defence during a 26 year career in public life. 

Tony remains deeply involved within his local community is Chairman of School Boards of Management and of North West Clare Family Resource Centre among others along with being a peer support volunteer with the Irish Cancer Society.

A member of the officer board of Corofin GAA Club in recent years, he currently serves as the Club Liaison for the very successful underage amalgamation with Ruan.

 
 
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Treasurer: Caroline O'Connor

Club: St Joseph’s Doora/Barefield

Caroline is a chartered accountant currently working with Clare County Council. 

Along with her husband, former Clare star Jamesie O’Connor, Caroline is a very active member of St. Joseph’s Doora/Barefield GAA, currently sitting on the executive committee of the club, having previously held the positions of Treasurer and Chairperson of the Camogie Club.

 
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Senior Hurling Manager: Brian Lohan

Club: Wolfe Tones Na Sionna

Brian is the owner of Brian Lohan Auctioneers and Financial Services based in Shannon and the current manager of the Clare senior hurling team. 

Renowned as one of the greatest ever full-backs to play the game, Brian won two All-Ireland titles with Clare in 1995 and 1997 and three Munster crowns (1995, '97 & '98). The 4 time All-star also won hurler of the year during Clare’s successful 1995 Championship campaign and was also named at full-back on the prestigious Munster Hurling Team of the Millennium.

Since his retirement from hurling, Brian was manager of the University of Limerick Senior hurling team from 2015-2017, winning the Fitzgibbon Cup in 2015. 

 
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Eoin Conroy

Club: St Joseph’s Doora/Barefield

Eoin is CEO of Titan Experience and Leaders Lounge, Ireland’s leading sports events and experiential company. 

He has worked extensively with national and international clients and rights holders including UEFA, IRONMAN Global, Curragh Racecourse, GAA, Zurich, Eir, Goodbody, Fyffes, Supervalu and Lidl.

As a hurler, Eoin represented St. Joseph's Doora/Barefield at all levels winning a Senior Championship in 2001 and representing Clare at Intermediate level.

 
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Frank Lohan

Club: Wolfe Tones Na Sionna / Oranmore Maree GAA

Frank is Managing Director of Lohan Accounting since 2010 and is a Chartered Management Accountant.

A talented hurler and footballer, Frank has represented Clare at senior level in both codes. He was an integral part of Clare's Senior hurling squad from 1995 until his retirement in 2008. He was also part of the Wolfe Tones na Sionna team that won two Clare Senior Hurling titles and one Munster Club Hurling Championship.

Frank served on the Croke Park Hurling Development Committee from 2015 to 2018 and on the Croke Park Hurling 2020 Committee. He currently resides in Oranmore, Co. Galway where he is the club's hurling coaching officer and serves as the finance lead on the Renville Sports Development Project. 

 
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Tadg Collins

Club: Clarecastle

Tadg is currently at the reins of the family run Collins’ Jewellers on O’Connell Street in Ennis. The Clarecastle native is a qualified jeweller and hand engraver.

Tadg is a hugely influential figure in Clarecastle GAA Club. He lined out at centre forward in their minor victory over Newmarket in 1986. Subsequent to this, Tadg's career as a jeweller took him to London. He returned to play with Clarecastle in his 20s and was promptly pulled into numerous Club Exceutive positions, excelling as treasurer for many years.  

 
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Tommy Corbett

Club: Clooney Quin/Éire Óg Inis  

Tommy is Director with Carey Corbett Financial Solutions.

 

The former Éire Óg Inis hurler was captain of the victorious St. Flannan’s side that were crowned All-Ireland Colleges champions in 1991. Tommy was also involved with Clare at all grades during his playing career and was part of the extended panel for the 1997 All-Ireland triumph.

Since then, the Ennis native has held the position of treasurer at Ennis Golf Club from 2012-2015. Tommy is heavily involved in hurling in the county, managing the Éire Óg senior hurlers in 2017 and 2018 and coaching underage hurling teams at Clooney-Quin GAA. He is currently Chairman of the Clooney-Quin juvenile committee.

 
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Peter Casey

Club: Ballyvaughan

Peter Casey is a Games Development Administrator for Clare GAA and has been working as a coach and administrator within the county for over 10 years. 

Regarded as an expert coach, Peter has a wealth of experience across all age groups and skill levels.  

He has spent years coaching the introduction of hurling skills to beginners in primary schools and underage club teams across the county. Peter has also worked with elite Clare teams including coaching roles with inter-county underage squads, the Clare Under 21 hurlers and the Clare Senior Camogie Team. He has also coached several club teams around the county. 

Another of Peter’s major contributions to Clare GAA is providing innovative training for club coaches. He has provided multiple coaching seminars on both hurling and fundamental movement skills and insists that all underage coaching should remain child centred.

 
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Deirdre Murphy

Club: Clooney-Quin

Deirdre currently works in the University of Limerick as its First Year Support Co-Ordinator. 

Regarded as one of Clare’s most decorated camogie players, the Clooney/Quin woman won an Intermediate camogie All-Ireland in 1999, captained Clare to a Junior camogie All-Ireland in 2008, All-Ireland Intermediate Football title in 2009 and in 2012 played a vital role in Clare’s first Munster Senior Camogie title since 1944. Deirdre was named Clare Camogie Player of the Decade in 2014.  She was also one of the seven founding members of the WGPA in 2015, and remained on the executive committee until 2018. 

 
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John Callinan

Club: Clarecastle

Practising law for over 35 years, John is a partner with Callinan Murphy Solicitors in Ennis. 

His playing CV is just as extensive. A three year county minor (1971-73) and five year county Under 21 (1972-76) in hurling and dual Under 21 in 1976, John remarkably made his County Senior Hurling Championship debut aged only 17 in the Munster Final against Cork, having already played a senior final for Clarecastle aged just 16. Those feats have never been equalled in a senior inter-county career that spanned from 1972-87 and saw him win two consecutive National League medals (1977, ’78), two All Stars (1979 and ’81) and three Railway Cup medals with Munster (1976, 78, ’81).

 

Off the pitch, John was one of the founding members and chairperson of the very first GPA in the early 80’s. He has also been an active member of the Clarecastle GAA executive committee.

 
 
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Kieran McDermott

Club: Clarecastle

Kieran is a former primary school teacher and is now the owner of businesses in Ennis and Shannon.

Possessing a keen eye for detail and meticulous in preparation, Kieran has been part of multiple management teams including the victorious 2018 Fitzgibbon Cup University of Limerick Hurling team and the Senior Camogie team’s successful 5-in-a-row campaign in 2020. He has previously worked with the University of Limerick Fresher 1 Hurlers and has been involved with underage inter-county hurling panels in Clare over the past 10 years.

John Lenihan

Club: O’Callaghan’s Mills

John is the managing director and founder of Lenmac Services, providing facilities management services and buildings maintenance services in the general Midwest area since 1979.

John holds a deep passion for all things GAA, is the president of the University of Limerick GAA Club and has been a driving force behind the clubs’ multiple successes since its days as NIHE. His tireless work for the club saw him honoured by Munster GAA in 2014 with an award for his incredible Services to Education.

John is a member and great supporter of both O’Callaghans Mills GAA and Kilkishen Camogie Clubs and is a great community activist outside of his GAA roles.