Leinster Domestic Weekend Appointments

Upcoming JCT and SCT Appointments

SCT Fixtures

St.Michaels-SCT Terenure College-SCT Mon 08/02/16 @ 15:00
SCT Bank of Ireland Cup
Referee: Brian MacNeice

Clongowes Wood-SCT CBC Monkstown-SCT Tue 09/02/16 @ 15:00 SCT Bank of Ireland Cup
Referee: Cillian Hogan

Blackrock College-SCT Belvedere College-SCT Wed 10/02/16 @ 15:00 SCT Bank of Ireland Cup
Referee: Dermot Blake

Cistercian Roscrea-SCT Gonzaga-SCT Thu 11/02/16 @ 15:00
SCT Bank of Ireland Cup
Referee: Gary Glennon

JCT Fixtures

Pres Bray-JCT Gonzaga-JCT Thu 04/02/16 @ 15:00
JCT Bank of Ireland Cup
Referee: David Williams

Kilkenny College-JCT Clongowes Wood-JCT Fri 05/02/16 @ 15:00 JCT Bank of Ireland Cup
Referee: Aidan Fogarty

Competition Regulations

Please ensure that you are up to date with all Competitions Regulations as issued by the Leinster Branch Competitions Committee. I would suggest that you print and heat seal/laminate a copy of this document to be kept in your kit bag.

However, as there are in all 39 Regulations, I would also advise that if you are assigned to a match, as referee, touch judge, assessor or coach, which is not at your normal or familiar level, or is in a different competition, that it would be prudent, before going to your match to access the relevant competition regulations on the ARLB web site.

These can be found on the Leinster Rugby Referees website by clicking on “Resources”and then on Competition Regulations and choosing between :
Clubs Competitions regulations

Women’s Regulations

Youths and minis Regs.

Schools Regulations

May we take this opportunity to, once again state how importantly the Assessors and Selectors regard your attendance at the Area Laws Meetings, and be aware that your progress on the pathway may be negatively impacted upon by poor attendance.

This Weeks SCT and JCT Referees

SCT Games

St.Gerards v CBC Monkstown Mon 25/01/16 @ 15:00
Referee: Gareth Crawford

Newbridge College v Belvedere College Wed 27/01/16 @ 15:00 Donnybrook
Referee: James Fitzgerald

Blackrock College v Castleknock College Fri 29/01/16 @ 15:00 Donnybrook
Referee: Paul Haycock

St.Andrews College v St.Michaels Tue 26/01/16 @ 15:00 Donnybrook
Referee: Brian Montayne

Gonzaga v Wesley College Thu 28/01/16 @ 15:00
Clontarf RFC
Referee: John Montayne

Kings Hospital v Clongowes Wood Thu 28/01/16 @ 15:00 Donnybrook
Referee: Simon Owens

Kilkenny College v Cistercian Roscrea Wed 27/01/16 @ 15:00 Portarlington
Referee: Clive Wardrop

JCT Games

Belvedere College v Castleknock College Sun 31/01/16 @ 15:00
Referee: Kevin Beggs

Leinster Match Program – Article 9

It is great to get the Christmas and New Year celebrations over and done with for another year and get back into some refereeing, although some of our referees have been in action over the festive period. Last year was another hugely successful year for the Leinster Rugby Referees. We’re half way through our 2015/16 season and already a number of new referees have passed their trials and embarked on a new refereeing. Our organization is continually growing learning and improving and we look forward to 2016, and delivering more top quality referees and assessors to Leinster and the world. None of this would be possible without the hard work and leadership of our executive committee, the management and sub-committees especially President Wayne Sheridan, Brian MacNeice, Mark Power, Simon Owens, Denis Collins and of course the area representatives – Graeme Douglas, Brendan Conroy, Norman Carter, Simon Porter and Thomas Keating amongst others.

Continue reading Leinster Match Program – Article 9

Leinster Refs in European Action this Weekend

The match officials for this weekend’s action.

Champions Cup

Bath vs Toulon
@ Recreation Ground
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
Assistant Referees: Dudley Phillips (Ireland), Kieran Barry (Ireland)
TMO: Simon McDowell (Ireland)

Challenge Cup


Zebre vs Gloucester
@ Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Referee: Gary Conway (Ireland)
Assistant Referees: Eddie Hogan O’Connell (Ireland), John Carvill (Ireland)


Leinster Refs in European Action this weekend

Champions Cup

Bordeaux-Bègles vs Exeter
@ Stade Chaban-Delmas
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
Assistant Referees: Sean Gallagher (Ireland), Brian MacNeice (Ireland)
TMO: Simon McDowell (Ireland)

Leinster vs Bath
Referee: Pascal Gauzère (France)
Assistant Referees: Maxime Chalon (France), Jean-Luc Rebollal (France)
TMO: Eric Gonthier (France)

Challenge Cup

Pau vs Sale
@ Stade du Hameau
Referee: Gary Conway (Ireland)
Assistant Referees: Leo Colgan (Ireland), Paul Haycock (Ireland)

Calvisano vs Montpellier
@ Peroni Stadium
Referee: Dudley Phillips (Ireland)
Assistant Referees: John Carvill (Ireland), Eddie Hogan O’Connell (Ireland)

Metro Meeting

The next Metro Area meeting is on Tuesday next, 12th Jan at Monkstown FC at 7:30pm


7:30 to 7:45 – Registration, Tea & Coffee
7:45 to 7:50 – Tom
7:50 to 8:30 – David O’Brien presentation
8:30 to 9:00 – Guest Speaker, Alan Lewis.
9:00 to 9:10 – Tom with Trial Referees.

European Match Officials to January 10th

The match officials for this weekend’s action have been confirmed, with George Clancy handed the Toulon versus Bath Champions Cup fixture and a large Leinster Rugby Referee contingent out and about.

Champions Cup

Bordeaux-Bègles vs Clermont
@ Stade Chaban Delmas
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)
Assistant Referees: Leo Colgan (Ireland), Paul Haycock (Ireland)
TMO: Seamus Flannery (Ireland)

Racing 92 vs Glasgow
@ Stade Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes, Paris
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
Assistant Referees: Dudley Phillips (Ireland), Nigel Correll (Ireland)
TMO: Marshall Kilgore (Ireland)

Stade Français vs Munster
@ Stade Jean Bouin
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant Referees: Leighton Hodges (Wales), Sean Brickell (Wales)
TMO: Derek Bevan (Wales)

Toulon vs Bath
@ Stade Félix Mayol
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
Assistant Referees: Sean Gallagher (Ireland), Mark Connolly (Ireland)
TMO: Alan Rogan (Ireland)



Edinburgh vs Treviso
@ Murrayfield
Referee: Gary Conway (Ireland)

Ospreys vs Leinster
@ Liberty Stadium
Referee: David Wilkinson (Ireland)
Assistant Referees: Ben Whitehouse (Wales), Simon Rees (Wales)
TMO: Jonathan Mason (Wales)