Board of Directors

John Horan

John Horan

John Horan is the first Dublin-born Uachtarán Cumann Luthchleas Gael in almost 100 years since taking office in February 2018. The married father of two boys has most recently been principal of St Vincent’s CBS in Glasnevin. He grew up in Glasnevin just a short distance from Croke Park and is a life-long member of the Na Fianna club.

He was Vice Chairperson of the Leinster Council for three years and was Chairman of Leinster from 2014-2016.
He has most recently served on the GAA’s Management Committee and on the Croke Park Stadium Management Committee.
 
He was elected on the first count in the GAA Presidential election held at Congress in Croke Park in February 2017 and will be Uachtarán CLG for three years.

 

Tom Ryan

Tom Ryan

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.

Peter McKenna

Peter McKenna

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.

Brian Conroy

Brian Conroy

Managing Partner of Crowe Horwath, Chartered Accountants and Managing Director of its sister company, Bastow Charleton Wealth Management, Brian is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and an Associate of the Institute of Taxation in Ireland.

Having worked at a number of international firms in Canada, London and Dublin - he has extensive experience in banking and finance and is also a non-executive director of a number of commercial companies in Luxembourg, Germany, the UK and Ireland.

He graduated from UCD in 1972 with primary and post primary Honours Degrees in Finance and has lectured on a range of financial related topics including project appraisal and public sector analysis for Trinity College Dublin and professional bodies over the past 30 years.

Pádraig O'Ceidigh

Pádraig O'Ceidigh

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.