Interested in Refereeing?

Are you interested in becoming a referee? The Leinster Rugby Referee Department is here to help. We have a dedicated team of people to help get you started and assisting you to progress as a referee.

The Leinster Rugby Referees offer a range of courses and coaching workshops, commencing at “starter” level and up through the grades. Courses will run towards the end of the summer break. Find out more, by contacting the Area Representative in your area, or, contact the Leinster Rugby Referees directly:

David Keane
Referee Development Officer
01 6473820

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Referee Committee 2011/12

The details of the Leinster Rugby Referees Committee for the forthcoming season have been finalised and are available here

We congratulate Ciaran O’Brien on his election as President for the forth coming season and thank outgoing President Fran Nolan for his great work. We say also say goodbye to Brendan Lynch as Treasurer and thank him for his trojan work over the last number of years. Kevin Beggs also steps down as Active Referee Rep and we also thank Kevin for his great work. We also welcome a number of new committee members.

The main changes are as follows:

President: Ciaran O’Brien
Senior Vice President: Jim Breen
Junior Vice President: Peter Donnelly
Honorary Treasurer: Frank O’Dwyer
Active Referees: Tom Keating and Ken Henley – Willis
Metro Rep: Dan Wallace

All other positions remain the same.

Holmes the latest recruit to join Leinster Referees

Declan Holmes (Garda RFC) recently passed his trial match and has joined the ranks of the Leinster Rugby Referees..

Originally from Crossmolina, Co Mayo, Declan started his rugby playing in Limerick at College while studying Quantity Surveying. Declan got the opportunity to travel with his work and played rugby in Greece for three years while working on a project at Athens Airport and also with Folkestone 1st team for four years while working on the Channel Tunnel. His biggest and favourite work project to date was as the client’s representative for IRFU and FAI on the development of the Aviva Stadium and is currently working on the Intel ‘Fab 14’ project.

On his return to Dublin he played with St Mary’s College RFC and Garda RFC. After he started to referee Tag rugby he decided to move into the 15-a-side game and attended the IRFU Foundation course given by David Keane. Declan refereed some youths and schools game and was then ready for his trial match which was in Blackrock RFC and he is now enjoying his first season.