Board Of Directors

The Board of Directors consist of the following people:

Joe Christle ML

Joe Christle ML is the current Chairman of the Irish Athletic Boxing Association and has been a well-respected Barrister in the Law Library within the Four Courts in Dublin for over 20 years. Notably, he earned the Title of Irish National Heavyweight Boxing Champion in 1980.


Dominic O’Rourke

President of the Irish Athletic Boxing Association.   Leads the central council officer board and member of the high performance advisory committee.


Ciaran Kirwan

Ciaran Kirwan is a qualified solicitor for almost 25 years and a managing partner of Margertson and Greene Solicitors; a practice which was established in the 1920’s, specialising in Conveyance and Litigation. He comes from a strong and well respected boxing family has been immersed in boxing from a very young age. He is a keen golfer playing of a single handicap figure who is a former Leinster Champion and All Ireland runner-up. Ciaran is also a former president of Donabate Gold Club in Co. Dublin and holds a BA degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Economic Science from University College Dublin.


Des Fitzgerald

Des Fitzgerald currently holds the position of CEO of EBS Limited.He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Directors. He a former Irish Rugby International player and father to Irish International rugby union player, Luke Fitzgerald. Des brings a wealth of senior executive management as well as international sporting experience to the IABA Board.


Andrew Duncan

Auctioneer, valuer and Fine Gael Councillor for the Mullingar Kilbeggan area.   President of the Leinster Provincial Council of the Irish Athletic Boxing Association


Tom Geraghty

An Experienced and Innovative Human Resources Professional with an extensive background in Developing and Conducting Training, Managing and Developing people, and Maintaining and Monitoring elements of regulated quality systems.


Kevin Duffy

An experienced safeguarding and social care professional , leading teams at a strategic level to deliver service improvements.    Coaching and community involvement,  President of the Ulster Provincial Council of the Irish Athletic Boxing Association.


Garry O’Gorman

A highly experienced senior executive who has several years’ experience within the sporting sector.  A values led leader with a passion for creating teams and leading change.  Senior Irish flat handicapper.


David Kearns

Is a senior project manager with AIB and has considerable senior management and governance experience