Marble City 7’s

Kilkenny RFC are looking for Referees  to officiate at “Marble City Sevens 2018”

Date;  Sat June 30th

Venue:   Kilkenny RFC

One day sevens event with 32 teams. ( Mens and Womens Teams)

KO:  12.00 noon till 20;30pm

Referees required for times that suit them

All day, early kick offs, evening etc


Marble City Sevens is one of the best run Sevens events in Ireland and its because of the involvement of ARLB referees, that teams return year after year.

If any Referee requires Overnight Accomodation for Sat 30th, could they please indicate this when replying.

(Accomodation not guaranteed, but we should be able to look after them)

Contact if referees wish to come to Kilkenny and officiate on the day

Leinster Match Program Article 13

This article appeared in the Zebre Pro 14 Match Program

Welcome to another issue of Referee Corner. Congratulations are extended to our refereeing colleagues whom have been selected for Summer Internationals. They will be on duty  around the globe in June, with Andrew Brace refereeing Argentina v Wales on June 9 – almost twelve months to the day of his Test debut in Canada – before staying on Argentinian soil for two assistant referee appointments. John Lacey will be in New Zealand at the same time, refereeing the third Test between the All Blacks and France on June 23 following two earlier run-outs as an AR. George Clancy will run the line for the Canada v Scotland and Canada v Russia matches, while Frank Murphy is heading Stateside for two AR appointments – South Africa v Wales and USA v Russia.

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Gerry Mackey RIP

The President on behalf of  ARLB members extends his sympathies to Family of our late colleague Gerry Mackey.

Mackey, Gerald (Gerry) (Santry, Dublin, late of Finglas and formerly of Unidare) May 6th 2018 at Beaumont Hospital, dear husband of Elizabeth and beloved father of Ciara pre-deceased by his sister Mary; deeply regretted by his loving family, sisters Patricia & Anne, brother-in-law Dessie, nieces Niamh, Deirdre and Aine, nephews Anthony, Rory, Stephen and Johnathan, relatives & friends.

May he Rest in Peace.



Leinster Rugby and adidas have this morning announced a five year sponsorship deal that will see the famous three stripes adorn all Leinster match day, training and leisure wear as the German brand becomes the official kit partner to all Leinster Rugby teams.

The sponsorship will see Leinster Rugby senior coaches and players begin their 2018/19 pre-season training in June wearing their new adidas kit.

The deal includes the men’s and women’s senior Leinster Rugby teams as well as Leinster Branch Referees, all age grade teams and all coaching and domestic staff working with the 76,000 players across the 12 counties of Leinster.


Towns Cup Final

On behalf of myself and the ARLB I would like to extend my congratulations to John Montayne on being appointed to referee the Bank of Ireland Provincial Towns Cup Final which takes place this Sunday 29th April 2018 and wish him and Colm Roche (Sub Ref), Duncan Duke (Touch Judge), Simon Porter (4th Official) and Danny Fagan (5th Official) the best of luck on the day.

Conor Byrne
President ARLB 2017/18

Referees are People of the Year…

Congratulations to Chris Reynolds, Leinster Referee and Director of the Irish Coast Guard who accepted the People of the Year Award on behalf of the Coast Guard at the ceremony on Sunday night.

The Irish Coast Guard, the crew of Rescue 116, Caitríona Lucas and the community of Erris were honoured at the People of the Year Awards.

They were awarded in recognition of the heroic work by the men and women of the Irish Coast Guard who risk their lives to assist maritime and coastal communities, while the people of Erris were recognised for their contribution to the search for the missing crew of Rescue 116.

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Leinster Match Program – Article 12

A very warm welcome to todays Match Official Jerome Garces and his team. Jerome is one of our favorite referees in the Leinster Rugby Referees and it is always a pleasure to see him back. He made his first full international appearance in 2010, after refereeing the 2009 Junior World Championship in Japan. During the 2014 Autumn Internationals Jerome took charge of the Cook Cup match between Australia and England at Twickenham. Jerome won notable praise from both coaches due to the high level of fitness he showed in the match.

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Wayne Sheridan hangs up the whistle.

Well done to our former President Wayne ‘Mush’ Sheridan on a superb refereeing career. Mush is a complete member of our organisation, a leader, a mentor, a figurehead and most importantly a good friend.

Wayne hung up the whistle last week after refereeing an Old Wesley Junior selection vs Dutch side Pickwick Players.