The Galway native and Chairperson of Connacht Camogie was elected unopposed at Congress 2023 in Clonmel over the weekend
He grew up on the Longford/Roscommon border and then lived in Dublin for 20 years where he met his wife. They started a family and moved back west in 2006 and
settled in the South Galway parish of Ballinderreen. With 2 young daughters in the family, Brian naturally became heavily involved in the local Camogie Club – starting off as vice-Chairperson and then subsequently taking up the role of Chairperson of the club. He also held the PRO and County Board delegate positions, was Galway County Board PRO, and then Connacht Provincial Council PRO before taking up his current role on Ard Chomhairle as Chair of Connacht Council. He married those administrative roles with many successful coaching and management roles over underage teams from U10s/U12s/U14s/U16s/U18s. Also, he completed a referee course which enabled him to step into that role (over juvenile teams) for a short period. Brian completed his management experience with the adult team at the Ballinderreen club.
Off the field, Brian is very aware of the (very proper) heightened focus on good governance and strategic management at the highest level of all sporting organisations. He has built up extensive business management experience and gained over 30+ years in highly regulated industries across public and private sectors. This has positioned Brian ideally to be able to take on the role of Uachtaran at this time of significant change in our Association. He is also highly qualified in this area with a Master in Business Administration from the University of Galway and he most recently successfully completed the Level 9 Certificate in Governance (Sport Ireland) through the Institute of Public Administration
In the Camogie Associations’ history, Brian is the first male to be elected as President, During his acceptance speech Molly said “I am honored to be elected as Uachtarán Tofa and I am grateful for the trust the membership has placed in me to lead the association”.