Council Officers

Profile
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Name : Michael Hasson
Position : Uachtarán Comhairle Uladh
E-Mail : chairperson.ulster@gaa.ie
Playing Background : Michael has been a member of St. Rasharkin since 1963. During that period he played football at U15, Minor, U21, Reserve & Senior. As a referee, Michael officiated in Antrim from 1969 to 1997.
Administration/Ulster Council : Michael has served as a committee member of St Mary’s Rasharkin since 1965, as well as being a member of the South West Antrim Committee from 1967 until 1997 and the Antrim County Committee from 1987 until 2007. Michael also served on the County Executive / Management from 1997 to 2007.
Following his membership to the Ulster Council in 1997, Michael has served on the Code of Ethics Committee’s at Provincial & National Level from 2001-2004.
He commenced his current role of Vice Chairperson in February 2013.
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Name : Martin McAviney
Position : Iar-Uachtarán Chomhairle Uladh
E-Mail : mmcaviney.ulster@gaa.ie
Playing Background : Martin is a member of the Ballybay Pearse Brothers club in Monaghan. He is a current member of the Club Committee and is a Club Trustee. He has previously served as Club Secretary and Club Chairman and received the Coiste Chontae Mhuineachain Senior Official of the year 1984.
Administration/Ulster Council : Martin joined the Monaghan County Board as Ulster Representative in 1987 and held this position until being elected as P.R.O. of Comhairle Uladh in 2004.
During his term as P.R.O., Martin was awarded the Ulster GAA Writers Communications Award in 2005. Martin took up his positions of Cisteoir of the Ulster Council from 2007-10, Leas Uachtarán from 2010-13, Uachtarán in 2013 and currently sits on An Coiste Bainistí Náisiúnta. He was also the first Chairman of the Ulster Code of Ethics and Good Practice Committee. At National Level, Martin was a member of the National Central Appeals Committee and the National PR and Publications committee.
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Name : Danny Murphy
Position : Rúnaí Comhairle Uladh
E-Mail : ulster@gaa.ie
Playing Background : Danny played football for St. Mary’s, Burren from 1967 until 1985. He also played hurling for Rostrevor from 1978 until 1987 and Warrenpoint 1988 & 1989.
Administration/Ulster Council : Danny is former Chairman of the Down County Committee and was as selector with Down Senior Football in the early 1990’s. A former member of the Central Council and Vice President of the GAA, he also served as Vice-President and President of the Ulster Council before being appointed Provincial Secretary.
As Provincial Secretary, Danny is also the Provincial Director and CEO of Ulster GAA. His responsibilities include
servicing the Ulster Council, acting as head of Council staff and implementing Executive decisions when appropriate. Danny represents the Council at all meetings with public bodies and also represents the Ulster Council on the National GAA Executive Committee and other Sub Committees.
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Name : Oliver Galligan
Position : Leas-Uachtarán Comhairle Uladh
E-Mail : vicechairperson.ulster@gaa.ie
Playing Background : Oliver is a member of the Cavan Gaels Club where he played football at all levels, playing at senior level for 17 years. He played in 5 senior county finals, winning 3 titles and 2 senior leagues. Oliver captained the club minor double winning team to their first county title in 1967.
Oliver played county football for Cavan at all levels and captained the county minors in the 1967 Ulster championship and was a member of the senior panel from 1969 to 1973.
Oliver played in 2 Ulster finals, the U21 Championship final in 1970 and the Senior Club final in 1977.
Administration/Ulster Council : A former chairman of his club, Oliver has been a member of the Cavan County Board for the past 15 years, holding positions as development officer and Ulster Council representative. He has chaired the Ulster coaching and games development committee and has served on the national coaching committee representing Ulster. Oliver served as PRO of the Ulster Council from 2010-2013.
At National level, Oliver was chairman of the national Code of Ethics work group for 9 years and was formerly a member of the Central Hearings Committee.
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Name : Ciaran McLaughlin
Position : Cisteoir Comhairle Uladh
E-Mail : treasurer.ulster@gaa.ie
Playing Background : Ciaran played for Strabane Sigersons GAA, playing at all levels for 20 years. He played in 2 Junior County finals and secured his only adult success when the club won the Junior Football League in 1995. Ciaran was a member of the team promoted to Senior for the first time in 1998. He also managed the club twice, in 2001/2002 and again in 2015. Ciaran played county football for Tyrone at vocational level, losing 2 Ulster Finals to near neighbours Donegal. Ciaran refereed for 5 years before the administration demands on his time brought an early end to his refereeing career.
Administration/Ulster Council : Twice chairman of his club for a total of 7 years, Ciaran has been a member of the Tyrone County Committee and Coisti Banisti for the past 11 years, holding elected positions of Youth Officer (2004-2006), Vice-Chairman (2007-2008), County Chairman (2009-2014), and Ulster Council delegate (2015). In his tenure as County Chairman Ciaran oversaw the opening of the new Tyrone Centre of Excellence at Garvaghey. At National level, Ciaran was formerly a member of the ‘One Club’ Committee whereby the GAA, Camogie and Ladies Football organisations worked toward integration at club level. One of Ciaran’s major milestones has been the establishment of a Health and Wellbeing officer role into every GAA club as a result of his motion to Tyrone County Convention back in 2012. Ciaran was appointed by the then GAA President Liam O’Neill as the National Chairperson of the Health and Wellbeing Committee in 2014 in recognition of his work and promotion in this area and has continued in this role under Aogan Ó Fearghail.
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Name : Michael Geoghegan
Position : Oifigeach Caidreamh Poiblí Comhairle Uladh
E-Mail : pro.ulster@gaa.ie
Playing Background : Born in Cavan Town, Michael’s family were involved with the Drumalee club before moving to Castleblayney where Michael played U16, Minor, U21 and Junior Football for Castleblayney Faughs. After getting married in 1983 Michael moved to Middletown, Co Armagh, where he joined the local club and played Junior & Senior football for Eoghan Rua, and also served on the club committee and became involved in fundraising.
Administration/Ulster Council : In 2003 Michael started stewarding at County level, then at Provincial and National level, where he has been involved since. In 2011 Michael became a member of Armagh’s fundraising committee and was elected Vice-Chairman of Armagh County Committee in 2013. In 2015 he was elected as the Armagh delegate to the Ulster Council and was also appointed to the Central Competitions Control Committee.
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