It is with the deepest regret that we announce the passing of Paul Kavanagh.
‘PK’ was infamous in Suttonians RFC as a referee giving selflessly of his time to expertly ref games at all level’s. He was also active in other areas of the club. His passion for the game and his club were obvious to all who were lucky to have met him. He will be missed by all he encouraged to play the game, those he guided in their understanding of the rule of rugby. He loved seeing men and women, boys and girls play the game. He was always ready to officiate at any game and was a fixture at Suttonians Tag events.
There are so many of us who are numb with his passing and like so many people who have left this world too soon, he will not know how much he was loved by us all and will be missed deeply.
Rest in peace PK.
Funeral arrangements will follow.
This article appeared in the Ospreys Match Program
At the end of last season David MacDonald of Seapoint was elected President of the Leinster Rugby Referees. In accepting the Presidency David said “I am honoured to be elected President of the Association of Referees Leinster Branch for 2016/17. This honour is magnified by my appreciation of my own mediocre career on the pitch. Hopefully I have made, and will continue to make, a more valuable contribution off the pitch.”
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May I welcome you to the new season and wish that you have a great season. Below is the notice of the first Metro Area Meeting of the season. Look forward to seeing you at it. Again, as in previous years, if you have any questions / issues please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 0863859540.
Venue: Bective Rangers
Time: 19:30 to 21:00
Date: Tuesday 13th September
19:30 to 19:45 – Tea / Coffee – Registration
19:45 to 20:00 – Tom (Welcome to the next season)
20:00 to 20:40 – David O’Brien – Presentation
20:40 to 21:00 – Q&A
This article appeared in the Treviso match program.
2015/16 Season Review.
At the start of last season Wayne Sheridan of Old Wesley RFC was elected President of the Leinster Rugby Referees. Wayne, a current active citing commissioner on the PRO 12 and European circuit is a former IRFU National Panel referee and father to Glenn who is currently on the National Panel (albeit in Connacht, but we won’t hold that against him). Gary Conway started the season refereeing at the World Rugby U20 Championship. Dudley Phillips was busy at the Pacific Nations Cup where he touch judged a number of games. Tim Townend who was promoted to the IRFU National Referees panel and Helen O’Reilly who was promoted to the ‘A’ Panel in the summer panel appointments. It was also a busy summer for out kit men – Dan Wallace and Kevin Beggs with the help, as always of Denis Collins. We were delighted to welcome Bank of Ireland on board as our new kit sponsor.
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Munster vs Cardiff Blues
@ Irish Independent Park
Referee: Ian Davies (Wales)
Assistant Referees: Craig Evans (Wales), Nigel Correll (Ireland)
TMO: Jim Yuille (Scotland)
Glasgow Warriors vs Leinster
@ Scotstoun Stadium
Referee: Johnny Lacey (Ireland)
Assistant Referees: Dan Jones (Wales), Dunx McClement (Scotland)
TMO: Gareth Simmonds (Wales)
Treviso vs Ulster
@ Stadio Monigo
Referee: Dudley Phillips (Ireland)
Assistant Referees: Sam Grove-White (Scotland), Simone Boaretto (Italy)
TMO: Charles Samson (Scotland)
Andrew Cole (now on IPAS) belatedly receiving his first cup final cup, JP Flannagan Premier 3 from Michael Carroll.
Brendan Cutriss receiving his IRFU Referee Jersey at the IRFU referee national conference. Brendan was promoted to the panel for the 16/17 season.