Barry Thornton Blackrock AC

Barry Thornton – Chairperson and Designated Liaison Person (DLP)

As DLP Barry is the person to report to with, any concerns relating to suspected child neglect or possible abuse of children – His number and email address are on the notice board in the Club House or contact Child Welfare Officer or

I joined Blackrock A.C. in 2012 when my children joined the club.  I started coaching in 2013 and became a committee member in 2015.  I have been Chairperson since 2018.  My role is to ensure that all sections of the club work well together and that we always strive towards our vision which is to be  “a club that fulfils the athletic ambition of everyone in the community”.  It is also my role to ensure that the club is well run and that everyone trains in a safe and enjoyable environment. I run most days and have completed every Dublin City Marathon since 2009.