Larry Mc Carthy took charge as Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael at the GAA Congress of 2021 held remotely at Croke Park on February 27. The 40th GAA President since Maurice Davin in 1884, the New York GAA representative is the first-ever overseas official elected to the high office.
McCarthy moved to the US in 1985 where he became a member of the Sligo Gaelic football club in New York and would go on to become Secretary to the New York GAA Board from 2003-2009 and then New York GAA Chairman from 2009-2011, while also serving as secretary of the Gaelic Park Development Committee since 2011.
He has served on several national GAA committees and was elected as a GAA Trustee in 2018. His three-year term of office will run until February 2024.
Tom is the 19th Director General of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA).
Tom joined the GAA staff as Finance Director in January 2007 and was appointed Director General in April 2018. He has been a member of a number of the organisation’s key national committees including the National Finance Committee and Audit and Risk Committee, and has served on An Coiste Bainistiochta since 2011. He is a member and serving officer of Faughs GAA Club in Dublin.
A chartered accountant by profession, before joining the GAA he was employed at Brown Thomas in Dublin.
Appointed as the Stadium Director of Croke Park Stadium in 2001 - prior to joining Croke Park, Peter held the position of Chief Executive of Smurfit Publications, Smurfit Publishing and Design and iVenus.com.
Peter was appointed to his current position of Stadium & Commercial Director for the Association in 2011. Under this remit he is tasked with steering the Association’s sponsorship, media rights, licensing and general games promotion. In 2013, Peter won the Marketer of the Year Award.
In addition to his work with the GAA, Peter is a Director of Fire Station Artists Studio, Chairman of the IIFT and on the advisory board of One Young World. Peter is a Chemical Engineering graduate from University College Dublin.
Former secondary school teacher and accountant - in addition to his role on the Croke Park Board of Directors, Pádraig is Director of RTÉ - Ireland’s national broadcaster, Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship in NUIG and also holds the position of Chairman of various companies.
He is a former Chairman of National Research Committee for CLCG and founder of Aer Arann Regional, Foinse, amongst a number of other businesses. Pádraig is also former Chairman of Galway GAA Supporters Club
A graduate of NUIG, Pádraig holds a B Comm. HDE LLB and is a qualified solicitor, having run his own practice for a number of years.