President - Ciaran McKenna
Ciaran was first elected as President in 2015; and was successfully re-elected in 2017 and 2019. He is currently serving his third term in the role.
Secretary - Anthony Mitchel
A competitive cyclist since the late 1970s, Anthony has been an administrator for over 30 years and was instrumental in bringing the NICF in to Cycling Ireland in 2007.
He was elected to the Board of Cycling Ireland in 2013, completing the maximum term in 2019, and was re-elected as Secretary in 2020.
A Coach, Commissaire, Team Manager, Event Promoter and (occasional) competitor, he also chairs the Board`s High-Performance Committee and sits on the Governance & Risk committee.
Treasurer - Eugene Moriarty
A former international cyclist, who in addition to the completion of several editions of Ras Tailteann, finished fifth in the Road Race at the B World Championships in Uruguay in 1999, and contributed to the qualification of a slot for Ireland in the Olympics in Sydney in 2000 - Eugene was elected as Treasurer in 2020 following three years as an appointed Director on the Board.
He holds an honours degree in medical sciences, qualified as an accountant via the ACCA and has worked in asset management. He has extensive experience across a range of areas from finance, legal and IT to reporting and governance.
Vice President - Brendan Tallon
Brendan was first appointed to the Board of Cycling Ireland in November 2017 and is currently Vice President. A keen leisure cyclist, Brendan was a co-founder and chair of the organising committee of the Leinster Loop, one of Ireland’s most successful charity sportives.
Brendan hails from County Kildare where he is a founding partner of a firm of Chartered Certified Accountants and Business Advisors. Brendan, a qualified accountant, is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Accountants and holds an MBA with distinction from Oxford Brookes University. He has been a panel member of the Business Leaders’ Forum of the ACCA and sat on the steering committee of the OBU Summer School. He is also a co-founder and chair of a leading Irish nursing home group.
Director - Yvonne Nolan
Yvonne is a solicitor with significant experience in sports law and the sport governing body landscape and expertise in the areas of corporate governance and sports disciplinary processes.
As Deputy General Counsel for World Rugby, Yvonne's work involves advising on governance, discipline, anti-doping, eligibility and regulatory matters. Prior to joining World Rugby, Yvonne worked at McCann Fitzgerald, where her practice involved advising on commercial disputes and cross-border litigation.
Director - Gillian McDarby
An accomplished coach, neuromuscular physio therapist and former international cyclist, Gillian is also qualified in Business Management, Strategy and Innovation. Gillian was IRFU National Team Women’s Program Manager from 2013 to 2016 and currently holds the role of IRFU High Performance Centre Operations & Facilities Manager.
As a racer, McDarby competed for Ireland at the World B Championships, and held National Titles in the 200m Sprint and 500m Time Trial on the track. She also regularly featured in the top ten at Rás na mBan.
Director - Ronan McLaughlin
Current Everesting World Record Holder, former professional cyclist and now cycling journalist, Ronan was first elected to the Board in 2017 and is serving his second term, having been successfully re-elected in 2019.
Director - Orla Carolan
Orla Carolan is a Director in Grant Thornton’s Financial Services Advisory Practice and has 20 years’ experience in the financial services sector in industry and practice. Orla was Head of Financial Reporting for JPMorgan Hedge Fund Services until 2016 responsible for end to end service and client delivery across the financial reporting and audit process for JPMorgan’s hedge fund business in Ireland. Orla has extensive experience in project and change management including process and operating model development, business process outsourcing, culture reviews and risk/governance. Orla also has experience in HR/people advisory projects and is a qualified executive coach and trainer. Orla is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and holds a B.A. in Business and Economics from Trinity College Dublin, a Diploma in Life and Executive Coaching and a Diploma (QQI) in Training Delivery and Evaluation.
Director - Noel Mulroy
Noel was first elected to the Board in 2018 and was successfully re-elected in 2020 for a second term.
Director - Carl Fullerton
Carl was elected to the Board in 2019 and also served on the Board from 2016-17. Carl holds qualifications in commerce and business studies in addition to a Masters in Management from Trinity College Dublin. He has held several finance, sales and management roles within the food industry. Since 2006, Carl has been involved in many aspects of the sport, as a volunteer, event promoter, race director and board member of Cycling Ulster.