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: 


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:

  • James McCarthy, Chairperson
  • Eimear Breathnach
  • Breda Bernie
  • Lisa Callaghan
  • Eoin Cleare
  • Luke Evans
  • Colin Lynch
  • Helen Arbuthnot

Terms of reference of the Athletes Commission can be found here 


Swimming Performance Committee (SPC)

SPC is the High Performance Committee for Paralympic Swimming in Ireland. It is set up byParalympics Ireland as the recognised National Federation for Paralympic Swimming by theInternational Paralympics Committee (the International Federation for Paralympic Swimming)

Current members of the SPC are:

  • Mairead Farquharson, Chairperson
  • Peter Banks, Swim Ireland 
  • Nicky Hamill, IWA Sport
  • Frank Cullinan, Vision Sports Ireland
  • Hayley Burke, Paralympics Ireland
  • Jim Laverty, Paralympics Ireland 

Terms of reference of the SPC can be found here


Athletics Performance Committee (APC)

APC is the High Performance Committee for Paralympic Athletics in Ireland. It is set up by Paralympics Ireland as the recognised National Federation for Paralympic Athletics by the International Paralympics Committee (the International Federation for Paralympics Athletics)

Current member of the APC are:

  • Eamon Henry, Chairperson
  • Paul McKee, Athletics Ireland
  • Nicky Hamill, IWA Sport
  • Jon Faulkner, Paralympics Ireland 
  • James Nolan, Paralympics Ireland
  • David Sweeney, Paralympics Ireland

Terms of reference of the APC can be found here


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
  • Dr.Joe Conway
  • 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:

  • Chairperson – To be appointed
  • Boccia Development Manager – Lyndsey Rankin
  • Head of Coaching & Technical Officials – To be appointed
  • Head of Communication – To be appointed
  • Head of Competitions – To be appointed
  • Head of Fundraising – To be appointed
  • Athlete Representative – To be appointed

Expressions of Interest by letter and current CV being sought until Friday May 20th to boccia@paralympics.ie

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