Sports Law Bar Association (SLBA) Conference 2023: Fair Play, Fair Sport

Date: 1st December 2023 Time: 2pm-4.30pm

The SLBA Annual Conference 2023 is open to all.

Registration will commence at 1pm and the conference will begin promptly at 2pm. You are welcome to join us for a light lunch, glass of wine and networking in advance.

Opening Address: Tim O'Connor BL, Chair, SLBA

Panel 1: Governance in Sport

Chaired by Emma Davey BL 


John Twomey, Paralympian and President of the Irish Sailing Association

Kevin Hoy, Solicitor & Board Member, Sport Ireland

Rachel Barry, Solicitor & Director,Hockey Ireland

Niall Geaney, Solicitor, Federation Internationale d'Automobile (FIA) 

Panel 2: Disciplinary Fairness

Chaired by Mark Curran BL


Fiona Horlick KC, Outer Temple Chambers

John Sparks, Solicitor, FAI

Aoife Farrelly BL

Closing Remarks: Attorney General, Rossa Fanning SC

Both sessions will take the form of a fireside chat drawing on each speaker's unique experiences in discipline and governance in sport. Attendees are encouraged to present questions to our expert panels. CLICK HERE to read the full speaker bios.

Following the event attendees are invited to a drinks reception on site in The Sheds Bar.

SLBA membership can be renewed here. 


Accessibility Requirements: At the Bar of Ireland we wish for our events to be as welcoming, accessible and inclusive for all. Please provide us if comfortable with any accessibility related considerations so that we can endeavour to ensure a barrier free experience during the event. Email to discuss your needs. 


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Additional Information

The Sports Law Bar Association of Ireland is an all-Ireland association of barristers with specialist sports law knowledge and practices.

It aims to increase awareness of sports law and support barristers in providing the most up-to-date advice to sports law clients.

For further information, please visit