Executive Management Committee
Colin (or “Collie” as he is known in rugby circles) played No.7 for D.U.F.C. in the late seventies. While allegedly the lightest No.7 ever to have played for the firsts, he played in 3 Colours Matches (victorious in all 3 due to the considerable skills of his team mates). Not always a favourite with referees (well he is after all a “graduate” of De La Salle College, Churchtown and rightly proud of the fact). Colin went on to play for Old Wesley. However, his roots and first love in rugby were always D.U.F.C. and he is now back in the fold after a long legal career in Arthur Cox.
Aidan has been treasurer since 2011 and is a Partner in PWC.
When actively involved in the club’s administration he has facilitated strategic change to enable the long term sustainability of D.U.F.C. He most recently developed the club’ sponsorship strategy and Ambassador programme for alumni engagement/re-engagement which are key strategic initiatives.
Pedro graduated with B.A Mod (N. Sc) TCD and later added the Diploma Strategic Marketing IMI
A student in Dublin University from 1995 to 1999, Karl played for Trinity and during this time obtained two colours appearances and also captained the club during the 1999 European Students Cup.
His professional career has stretched over 13 years across sports marketing, corporate communications and reputation management in Ireland. A background in agency public relations, he worked with large consumer brands such as Diageo, Toyota and O2.
In 2004 he became the first ever Communications & Media Manager for the IRFU in 2004, where he developed the communications strategy for rugby to support the overall growth of the game. This included the move into Croke Park, the opening of the new Aviva Stadium and the development of two strategic plans for the organisation across three world Cup cycles. He attended the 2007 and 2011 Rugby World Cups, where he directed media relations as part of the team management.
After a break from involvement with the club during his time with the IRFU, he rejoined the club as a Trustee in May 2014. He is currently Head of Communications for the Rehab Group and plays a key role in the Executive Management Committee with responsibility for developing o the Club’s communication channels and practices.
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In 1985 Mick turned to coaching with DUFC thirds and continued as a coach for DUFC working with the Freshman and the 2nd XVs over the next five seasons.
Mick was elected President of DUFC for the season 1990/91. In 1992 he was appointed Hon. Sec. of the Club and served in that capacity for the following three years. During that period he also served as Manager of the first XV in conjunction with Roly Meates firstly and, after that, with Dermot Strong.
Since 2004, Mick has represented DUFC as its representative on the Leinster Branch Executive Committee. He has been a member of a variety of committees both within the Branch and the IRFU, currently sitting on the Branch Senior Clubs Committee. He has been Chair of Discipline in the Branch for the last six years and carries out disciplinary duties for the IRFU, the Guinness Pro 12, the 6 Nations and the IRB (now World Rugby).
Mick is now a Judge of the District Court and continues to live in Dublin. He feels that he has already enjoyed a full lifetime of rugby as a member of DUFC but has been stimulated by the energy and renewal in DUFC to continue to enjoy the “Club for life” experience.
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