Since its foundation in 1981 the Wild Deer Association of Ireland, has always had a strong membership, committee and officers. Which has resulted in the Association going from strength to strength each year. We are always grateful for the commitment and hard work these people have carried out in the interest of our national deer herds.
The founding committee was made up of, Chairman – E Moriarty Limerick, Vice Chairman B. Friel Waterford, Hon. Secretary – Mary O Regan Tipperary, Treasurer – J Freney Tipperary (RIP), Committee – D Twohig Cork (RIP), T Morrissey Limerick, M Carnew Tipperary, M Roche Waterford, T O Donnell Limerick, C Langan Kilkenny (RIP), T O Connell Limerick (RIP), B Kennedy Waterford, P Smith Tipperary, R Wilkinson Tipperary, D O Halloran Cork (RIP), T Teehan Tipperary, B O Regan Tipperary, R Rice Tipperary (RIP), L Ryan Waterford.
Year Chairman / Person Hon. Secretary Treasurer 1981 E Moriarty M O Regan J Freney (RIP) 1982 G Cusack M Roche J Freney 1983 G Cusack M Roche J Freney 1984 G Cusack L Ryan J Freney 1985 J Teehan L Ryan J Freney 1986 J Teehan L Ryan M O Regan 1987 J Teehan L Ryan M O Regan 1988 T O Donnell L Ryan M O Regan 1989 T O Donnell L Ryan J Freney 1990 T O Donnell P Fletcher T McAuliffe 1991 L Ryan M O Regan T McAuliffe 1992 L Ryan M O Regan T McAuliffe 1993 B O Regan (RIP) M O Regan T McAuliffe 1994 B O Regan D Kenneally T McAuliffe 1995 B O Regan D Kenneally T McAuiffe 1996 M O Regan S Bennett T McAuliffe 1997 M O Regan S Bennett T McAuliffe 1998 M O Regan S Bennett T McAuliffe 1999 G O Brien D Hannigan T McAuliffe 2000 G O Brien D Hannigan T Grace 2001 G O Brien D Hannigan T Grace 2002 D O Hea D Hannigan T Grace 2003 D O Hea D Hannigan T Grace 2004 D O Hea D Hannigan T Grace 2005 J Creedon (RIP) D Hannigan T Grace 2006 J Creedon D Hannigan T Grace 2007 J Creedon D Hannigan T Grace 2008 P Scully D Hannigan T Grace 2009 P Scully D Hannigan T Grace 2010 P Scully D Hannigan T Grace 2011 D Dunne D Hannigan T O’Hea 2012 D Dunne D Hannigan T O’Hea 2013 D Dunne D Hannigan T O’Hea 2014/17 J Murphy D Hannigan W Ireland 2017/18 T O Donnell T O Hea D Bryan 2018/19 T O Donnell T O Hea D Bryan 2019/20 G O Brien B Raymond D Bryan